Although we are still in a pandemic, outside is finally opening back up, including some of the world’s biggest music festivals.

The 2021 HipHopDX Rising Stars are going to have an exciting summer, as majority of them are now adding music festivals like Rolling Loud NYC, BUKU Planet B, and JMBLYA to their resumés.

Within six months, the promising bunch has continued to be on the never-ending grind of making a name for themselves. From album drops to creative music visuals – and a few unforgettable performances – the Rising Stars haven’t missed a beat!



On Tuesday (June 8), Rolling Loud took to its socials to announce its return to Queens, New York for a 3-day event filled with damn near every relevant Hip Hop artist out right now.

2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Flo Milli was one of the firsts to post her Rolling Loud NYC announcement on Instagram.



The New York line-up, taking place Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 28-30), includes 50 Cent, J. Cole and Travis Scott as headliners, with a special appearance from formerly-incarcerated Bobby Shmurda. Flo Milli will also be sharing the stage with fellow DX Rising Stars Sheff G, 42 Dugg, Sleepy Hallow, Yung Bleu and Morray.

However, Flo Milli isn’t stopping there.

As a follow-up to her RL announcements, she has also announced her recruitment to BUKU Planet B and JMBLYA festivals happening in September and October.

Another 2021 Rolling Loud NYC performer and HipHopDX Rising Star, 42 Dugg, took to Instagram to share sentiments from CMG CEO and veteran-rapper Yo Gotti.



Following a PSA made for any member of the public with a Hellcat or Track Hawk to come join his Detroit music shoot for “Best Friends,” 42 shared an interview Yo Gotti did with XXL magazine expressing his thoughts about the fellow CMG/Interscope label-mate and Rising Star.

Yo Gotti Partners With Interscope - Impacting Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg + CMG Roster

When asked about his CMG artists making moves, Yo Gotti responded with:

42 Dugg, shout-out to doggie, man. I think 42 Dugg, like megastar, you know I’m saying, just a natural. I don’t know if he fully know it, you know, how big of a star he is yet. You talking about swag, and you talking about just charisma and delivery, he’s one of ones, he one of them guys. I’m very excited to see what he gonna become in the future.

42 Dugg returned the love on Instagram with a screenshot of the statement, captioned with:

Love you forever bro ,never told me nothing wrong ,always let me be me ion give ah fuck how crazy of ah idea I bring up you always with it I appreciate you bro ,even with we first met you ain’t even know me fareal but you like what’s it’s gone take you know that shit mean a lot to ah nigga, you ain’t never gotta ask I’m riding rite or wrong ??on sum 4ever Shìt.

Ending the week on a positive note, 42 showed BTS from his very publicized video shoot on his IG Stories, and made sure to mention that his team had no negative run-ins with the police.

He wrote, “We had ah good turn out no bullshit police let us rock I just want let the police know state and local it’s never our intentions to do some legal so from now before we do anything I’ll make sure I reach out.”



Its obvious 42 Dugg made this statement connecting to an interview he did with The Breakfast Club where he mentioned police had been harassing him in Detroit just because of his fame. Good to know they weren’t a nuisance this time!

In other news, 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Yung Bleu is also joining the Rolling Loud NYC stage and he just dropped a sexy single “Baddest” featuring Chris Brown and 2 Chainz.

Listen below.

Star Bits

DDG weighs in for Social Gloves boxing match. (Watch here)



Morray closes on his first home. (Read here)

Sleepy Hallow’s “2055” gets added to Rap Caviar’s playlist. (Look here).

Flo Milli is 1 of 10 up-and-coming rappers named to HipHopDX’s 2021 Rising Stars! For more info on Flo Milli and the rest of the talented Hip Hop bunch, read about them here.