Bonnaroo Artist | Roddy Ricch
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Sunday | Which Stage | 8:30-9:30pm
Like we’ve been doing for many years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorite acts from Bonnaroo‘s 2022 lineup. And, for the first time in three years, we finally feel confident that there definitely will be a Bonnaroo this year, after a postponement then cancelation in 2020 due to Covid, and an unfortunate rainout of last year’s would-be September event. Returned to its traditional timeframe of June 16-19, this marks Bonnaroo’s 21st summer and 19th installment, and features a largely new lineup for the festival’s much-anticipated return!
As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, and most highly-recommended among this year’s crop of artists. And as our time at ‘Roo approaches, we’ll also be bringing you some special features and full list-style daily lineup guides, to help you plan your weekend ahead of the fest. While these previews won’t span every artist, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!
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There’s a bit of an elephant room as we’re writing this, which is Roddy Ricch‘s arrest ahead of Governor’s Ball this weekend. As of today, the rapper is out of holding, and it sounds like his charges may have been dropped entirely, so we’re going to assume he’ll still be appearing at Bonnaroo as planned until we hear otherwise. As with all performers though, keep an eye on the app and Bonnaroo’s social media for the latest. Hailing from Compton, Ricch started rapping in his youth, even performing for fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar at the age of 12. After honing his craft as a teen, the rapper dropped his first mixtape, Feed Tha Streets in 2017 at 19, and with the following year’s Feed Tha Streets II, and thanks to breakout single “Die Young,” an ode to a departed friend, he became a breakout sensation, soon collaborating with big names like Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle, and Future. After inking a deal with Atlantic, Roddy dropped debut full-length Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial in 2019, spawning hits like “Big Stepper,” “High Fashion,” and the absolutely massive “The Box,” after earning a Grammy earlier in year for Nipsey Hussle teamup “Racks in the Middle.” The past few years have been a whirlwind for the now-23-year-old, who seamlessly blends the west coast hip hop of his upbringing with Atlanta trap and Chicago drill stylings, influenced by artists like Young Thug and Lil Wayne. In the years since his debut, the rapper has been apart of an array of huge collaborations, received several awards and nominations, nabbed viral hits, and dropped 2021 sophomore album Live Life Fast. One of the most accomplished hip hop artists on this year’s Bonnaroo bill, Roddy Ricch is a great way to close out Bonaroo weekend with one last epic rap set.
WATCH | “Late at Night” (Official Video)
LISTEN | “The Box”