Rolling Loud Announces New Partnership with Ahead Financials, Powered by Fairfax Studios

Rolling Loud & Ahead Connect with Music Breakr + Collab Crib to Launch Contest For Aspiring Artists–the Winner Earns the Chance to Perform at Rolling Loud Miami 2021

Rap’s Premier Festival Brand Enters Into a Partnership with the Financial Services Company, Starting with the “Ahead Start To Rolling Loud” Contest

The Announcement:

The biggest festival brand in hip-hop, hosting star-studded events on multiple continents, Rolling Loud is a game-changer in the world of live music. Today, Rolling Loud announces a new partnership with Ahead, a digital finance platform that specializes in connecting underserved consumers with world-class financial services.

To celebrate the start of the two-year partnership, which is powered by Fairfax Studios, Rolling Loud and Ahead announce the launch of “Ahead Start to Rolling Loud,” a new contest that gives aspiring artists a chance to perform at Rolling Loud Miami 2021. Presented in partnership with Music Breakr and Collab Crib, the contest invites up-and-coming rappers to show off their personalities on Instagram before submitting an original song to be judged by the team at Breakr. The contest starts immediately. Check the graphic below for instructions to participate in the contest and find out more information HERE.

“For whatever reason, we don’t learn financial literacy in school,” says Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif. “As a company founded by self-made entrepreneurs who made many financial mistakes, Rolling Loud is proud to partner with Ahead Financials to help our fans become more financially literate and make smart decisions with their money. It’s hard to earn it but it’s harder to keep it!”

“We know how much music influences culture and we believe culture is our roadmap to engaging our customers where they are,” says Ahead COO Kim Morgan. “We are excited about this journey with Rolling Loud to make impactful connections with our potential customers and their respective communities. We want to be more than just a financial service institution, we would like to engage customers at the intersection of culture, community and inclusion.“

“We always have and will believe that creativity, culture, and social impact are the ingredients that bring engagement, education, and impact to life in a much more meaningful way than outdated, and traditional ways to market, ” says Fairfax Studios Founder and Chief Creative Officer Marvin Bing. “We always bring our clients face to face with real opportunity that has potential to integrate on a much larger scale with communities that have for too long been seen as an afterthought.”

With headliners Travis ScottPost Malone and A$AP RockyRolling Loud Miami 2021 is a triumphant return for live rap music, and a coming out party for risers and new superstars eager to play in front of a festival crowd. Rolling Loud Miami 2021 will occur on July 23rd-25th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.

Check out more details and instructions for “Ahead Start To Rolling Loud”: https://www.breakrselect.com/rollingloud

Critical Praise:

“In four and a half years — beginning small in Miami, and now promoting Coachella-sized events around the country — Rolling Loud has established itself as a playground for the young…This time last year, many of the rappers now drawing crowds of several thousand were barely known.” – The New York Times

“Rolling Loud is the be-all of hip-hop festivals.” – Billboard

“The Rolling Loud New York experiment was a success—one which will likely earn it a return trip to the city in future years. Far from a traditional NYC rap experience, it was a two-day event that catered to the genre’s youngest fans, with an eye squarely focused on the future.” – Complex

“In only its fifth year with four major destinations and more in the pipeline overseas, athletes, celebrities and others are forking over as much as $20,000 for VIP packages. Of course, imitators are cropping up.” – Pollstar

“…within five years Rolling Loud has grown into one of the biggest hip-hop brands in the world. Locally, it has surpassed rival events Ultra and III Points in stature and rivals prestige festivals like Coachella.” – Miami New Times

For inquiries, please contact

Rolling Loud: Michelle McDevittKerry Harrison, or Kevin Grossi
Ahead Financials: Francoise Blanchette

The Background

About Rolling Loud

Founded by Matt Zingler & Tariq Cherif as a one-day Miami show, Rolling Loud has grown into a global festival phenomenon, putting on shows on both coasts and in multiple countries. Rolling Loud is the premier festival brand in hip-hop, known for its expert curation of wide-ranging lineups that reflect the state of the genre.

The festival returns from a 18-month hiatus on July 23rd-25th, with the sold out Rolling Loud Miami 2021, its biggest event yet, bringing in over 85,000 fans per day to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. With headliners Travis Scott, Post Malone and A$AP Rocky, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 is a triumphant return for live rap music, and a coming out party for risers and new superstars eager to play in front of a festival crowd. Rolling Loud Miami heralds a massive year for the festival brand, arriving ahead of Rolling Loud New York in October and Rolling Loud California in December.

During the pandemic, Rolling Loud expanded into much more than just a festival brand. With no live show possibilities in sight, Rolling Loud pivoted to become a heavy-hitter in the world of Livestreaming, drawing millions of unique viewers and landing multiple events in Pollstar’s Year-End Livestream Chart. In June 2021, Rolling Loud launched Rolling Loud Presents, their first venture into tour promotions, taking the Rolling Loud experience on the road with a series of tours headlined by some of the biggest stars in hip-hop, including Rod Wave, Trippie Redd, and more to be announced.

About Ahead Financials: 

Ahead Financials (Ahead) is a universally inclusive digital banking and financial health platform founded on a mission to help everyone get on a path to better financial health. Rooted in community, culture and inclusion, Ahead aims to ensure no one is excluded from the cornerstones of financial wellbeing: the ability to plan, save, spend, borrow and learn good financial habits. To learn more or to open an account, please visit the affiliate site www.aheadforall.com or company site www.aheadmoney.com and follow @Ahead_Money on Instagram and Twitter.

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Check out more details and instructions for “Ahead Start To Rolling Loud”: https://www.breakrselect.com/rollingloud

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