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Why hip-hop, once ostracized in clubs, is ruling the festival circuit

Why hip-hop, once ostracized in clubs, is ruling the festival circuit

Why hip-hop, once ostracized in clubs, is ruling the festival circuit

By August Brown

Dec. 15, 2017

Rolling Loud and the new look of the hip-hop festival: The Playboi Carti and A$AP Rocky in performance at Rolling Loud, Miami, 2017. (Aaron Ricketts / Rolling Loud )

Heaving mosh pits. Vocalists with candy-colored hair and gender-bending jewelry, who stage-dive into crowds of shrieking young fans. Lyrics about chemical indulgences and all-night partying, with guitar-streaked ballads of regret,...

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