The Return of the Citrus Rap Stage?


The Citrus Rap Stage may be coming back! Yesterday, the official Rolling Loud account on twitter tweeted a Throwback Thursday of Xxxtentacion and Ski Mask The Slump God performing on Rolling Loud’s Citrus Rap Stage. After Rolling Loud’s tweet was quoted by @96_hoe who said “wish rolling loud would make another stage like this for upcoming artist coming out of Florida,” the official Rolling Loud account responded with “is it time?@citrusrap.” Rolling Loud’s response hints the world’s number one hip-hop festival is considering bringing back one of its signature stages. For those unfamiliar with the Citrus Rap Stage, the Citrus Rap Stage was created when the hip-hop festival first launched in 2015. The stage was designed exclusively to give Florida rappers a platform and an audience to demonstrate their musical talent. The Citrus Rap Stage continued to exist heading into Rolling Loud 2016 but ceased to exist after. To many day one Rolling Loud attendees, the disappearance of the Citrus Rap Stage was a tragedy because it provided a glimpse at the future hip-hop stars hailing from Florida. Artists like Xxxtentacion, Smokepurp, Ski Mask The Slump God and Wifi’s Funeral all performed on the Citrus Rap Stage in 2016. Since then, each of these artists has gone on to generate a following beyond Florida and become national hip-hop stars. Although the Citrus Rap Stage cannot be given credit for the success of these artists, it can be recognized as one of the early steps on that path to success for these artists. With next years Rolling Loud in Miami being the festivals 5th-Year Anniversary, there is hope Rolling Loud will revive one of its signature stages so attendees can once again get a glimpse at the future stars of hip-hop. You want to see the Citrus Rap Stage return? Tweet @RollingLoud and let them know you want the Citrus Rape Stage to return! You can watch Xxxtentacion’s performance on the Citrus Rap Stage in the video above and view Rolling Loud’s tweets below.