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Published on June 21st, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Rob49 Throws 2nd Annual ‘Vulture Weekend Experience’ in New Orleans

Rob49 Shows Love for New Orleans and Fans

Rob49, the renowned rap star from New Orleans, brought an electrifying wave of excitement to his hometown with a series of captivating events held from June 15th to 17th. The 2nd annual Vulture Weekend Experience, in conjunction with the highly anticipated release of his latest musical masterpiece, “4 God II,” served as a testament to Rob49’s deep-rooted love for the city of New Orleans and his dedicated fans.

Day 1: Pop-up Fan Experience with Rob49 and Cafe Du Monde

The festivities kicked off on Thursday, June 15th, with a pop-up fan experience in partnership with the iconic New Orleans restaurant, Cafe Du Monde. Collaborating with New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD), Rob49 and the Cafe Du Monde food truck invited kids attending the youth summer camp at Milne Rec Center to meet Rob49 and enjoy complimentary beignets. The energy at the fan experience was palpable as young fans sang along to their favorite tracks, creating an unforgettable moment with their hometown star.

Rob49 - Iconic New Orleans restaurant Cafe Du Monde Food Truck

Rob49 greets fans at the iconic New Orleans restaurant Cafe Du Monde Food Truck

Rob49 greets and serves fans from the Iconic New Orleans restaurant Cafe Du Monde Food Truck

Rob49 greets and serves fans from the Iconic New Orleans restaurant Cafe Du Monde Food Truck

Rob49 - Iconic New Orleans restaurant Cafe Du Monde Food Truck

Rob49 – Iconic New Orleans restaurant Cafe Du Monde Food Truck

Day 2: Rob49’s Annual Celebrity Basketball Game

On Friday, June 16th, Rob49 demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the youth of New Orleans by organizing his annual celebrity basketball game at McDonogh 35 high school, his alma mater. Celebrities, musicians, influencers, and more joined forces in a friendly yet competitive match-up for the Vulture Weekend trophy. The game, featuring Rob49’s Choppa City team against Neno Calvin’s Vultures, was a thrilling double-overtime showdown. Noteworthy highlights included Gillie Da King’s game-winning free throws and a dedicated performance by Rowdy Rebel on the Vultures team. Fans had the opportunity to witness their favorite talents, including Fredo Bang, Gillie Da King, Yungeen Ace, Sleazy World Go, Rowdy Rebel, BenDaDonnn, Landstrip Chip, Zaire Rouege, FCG Heem, Loe Shimmy, Shoebox Baby, Larry Morrow, and more, showcasing their skills on the court.

Day 3: Spectacular Concert at the Fillmore NOLA

The weekend culminated with a spectacular concert on Saturday, June 17th, as Rob49 took over the Fillmore NOLA stage. Performing fan favorites and new tracks from his recently released “4 God II” album, Rob49 was joined by a stellar lineup including G Herbo, Nardo Wick, Sleazy World Go, Treety, Anti Da Menace, and more. Fans danced and rapped along, immersing themselves in the infectious rhythm of Rob49’s music. The evening brought thrilling surprises with guest appearances from Florida rap star Yungeen Ace and viral act Fresh X Reckless. The concert not only showcased Rob49’s talent but also celebrated the rich culture of New Orleans, uniting the city through his music.



Rob49 - Filmore Crowd

Rob49 - Filmore

Rob49’s Gratitude and Recognition

Reflecting on the success of the weekend’s events, Rob49 expressed his gratitude to his fans and the New Orleans community, emphasizing that the celebration went beyond the music. “It was an opportunity to give back and uplift the place that has shaped me as an artist and as a person,” he said. Rob49’s Vulture Weekend received official recognition from New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell, who honored the event with an official proclamation from the city.

“4GODII”: A Display of Versatility, Emotion, and Relatability

“4GODII,” the latest album by Rob49, is a remarkable 17-track offering that truly highlights the rising star’s versatility as an artist. From his skill in crafting gritty and intense trap anthems to his ability to infuse every verse with raw emotion, Rob49’s musical range is undeniable.

What sets “4GODII” apart is not only Rob49’s infectious energy but also the profound relatability of his life experiences and struggles. Through his music, he forges a deeper connection with listeners, inviting them to empathize with his journey.

Experience the compelling sounds of “4GODII” by Rob49, available now on Rebel / Geffen Records. You can find the album at all major digital retailers HERE.


All Photos Credit: Tyree Hymes


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