Suffering in silence: J. Cole condemns behavior that many rappers promote

We are living in a time where drugs and violence are glorified at every turn. We see it all over television and hear it in lyrics. In a culture where using drugs and alcohol have become the norm, there hasn’t been much conversation about what’s driving the increase in numbers of individuals who are willing […]

Rapper 2 Chainz takes over the Havana Club with Franky Mafia

Rapper 2 Chainz took over the Havana Club in Atlanta, jump-starting the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend. Recording artist, promoter, and CEO of Godfather Recording, Franky Mafia, hosted the event. Guests partied to the sounds of  DJ BabeyDrew. Reality TV stars Damien Leakes and Bryson Bryant were also in attendance. Check out the photos below. –christian johnson

ATL Live on the Park with Glenn Lewis, Algebra, and Curtis Fields

The ATL Live on the Park All White Affair hosted by the Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns took place Tuesday evening at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Partygoers  enjoyed the sweet sounds of Glenn Lewis, as he performed his new single “Can’t Say Love” along with classic hit “Don’t You Forget.”  Sultry singer Algebra also hit the […]

Keith Sweat and Rob Base perform in Atlanta

The Affordable Old School Concert Series featuring K-Ci & Jo-Jo took place in Atlanta  at Wolfe Creek Amphitheater.  Hip-hop and R&B artists such as Dru Hill, Keith Sweat and Rob Bass hit the stage. Rolling out got a chance to catch up with both Keith Sweat and Rob Bass after their performances.  Check out their […]

Taliah Waajid presents Natural Hair Summer Celebration

Taliah Waajid’s Natural Hair Summer Celebration, sponsored by Three Sisters of Nature, was held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. Waajid’s team of stylists held workshops where they taught hair care techniques and tips to attendees. Guests also had the opportunity to meet Pearl Fils-Aime  “2013 World’s Next Top Natural Hair Model.” Check […]

‘Sister 2 Sister’s’ Jamie Foster Brown celebrates 25 years in journalism with celebrity friends

Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Property Virgins” and V-103 Atlanta  on-air personality; Jamie Foster Brown, editor and brand ambassador of Sister 2 Sister magazine; along with celebrity chef Ray Stallings, took over Aurum Lounge to celebrate Brown’s 25 years of entertainment journalism. The social gathering was hosted by Social Cravings  and I For Talent Management & Consulting, bringing […]

Dawn Norvell discusses Walmart’s partnership with 2013 Essence Festival

Walmart was well represented at the 2013  Essence Festival, with appearances from Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Chante Moore, and Lil Mo.  Rolling out got the opportunity to speak with Dawn Norvell, the associate marketing manager for Walmart.  Norvell touched on everything from the planning process, to how important being present in the community is […]

Kevin Hart Essence Festival 2013 Best Instagram and Twitter Moments

  Kevin Hart was definitely a hit at the 2013 Essence Festival events, as he hosted an empowerment panel with Will Packer, Laz Alonso and Jill Scott. Hart shut the city down as he celebrated  the release of his new movie, Let Me Explain, and birthday at his exclusive all white party held at the Republic in […]

Hotel review: Hilton Garden Inn-New Orleans

For those looking for a comfy affordable hotel to stay in while visiting the lovely city of New Orleans, the Hilton Garden Inn should definitely  be on your list.  For about $100 a night, guess have access to  Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, valet parking and snacks from the hotel lobby. Located in the historical French Quarters, the […]

Natural hair divas at 2013 Essence Music Festival

The 2013 Essence Music Festival is underway in New Orleans and Rolling Out got a chance to catch up to some natural hair divas. You can find everything from locks, twist outs and curly pin ups to afros, buns and the pompadour. Check it out here. ~christian johnson Curly Pin Up

Jay-Z to give away 1 million copies of new album, ‘Magna Carta’

Rapper Jay-Z is a marketing genius. The hip-hop mogul recently inked a lucrative deal with Samsung, now he’s promoting an app that will give away 1 million free copies of his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, via free download on July 4, 12:01 a.m. EST, to Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy […]

Michael Mauldin discusses the Scream Tour

As the Scream Tour stopped at Cascade Family Skating for the kick off of the tour, rolling out got a chance to chat with the legendary Michael Mauldin. Mauldin, the father of hip-hop mogul Jermaine Dupri, talked about the tour, his work with new artists, and why it’s important to reach out to young people.  […]

Get familiar with singer, rapper Velous

Singer/rapper Velous is one of music’s newest faces. The release of his new single “Large than Life” has created quite a buzz in the industry. The 21-year-old Kingston, New York native was recently selected by MTVU as, “Freshman of the Week”.   Check out more from the Swanky Music Group artist below. ~christian johnson What made […]

Nick Cannon and his new group Four Count hit the 2013 Scream Tour

Rollingout got the chance to catch up with Nick Cannon and his new group Four Count during the Scream Skate and Dance tour, held at Cascade Family Skating. Four Count is signed to Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment music label, and consists of Adam, Kieran, Aaron, and Ben. ~christian johnson What brings you to Atlanta? It’s all […]

Interior design director Crystal Windham takes you inside the 2014 Chevy Impala

Crystal Windham is the current interior design director at Chevrolet for General Motors Cars.  She recognized her talent for the arts early with the help of her 10th grade teacher, who prompted her to attend a school for the arts. Learning how to apply the foundation of art and combine it with design is how she […]

Atlanta concert guide: June 2013

Kings of the Mic Tour: LL Cool J, Kings of The Mic, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Tuesday, June 04, 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St NE

Man on a mission: Atlanta’s next City Council leader Andre Dickens

Atlanta native Andre Dickens was born and raised in southwest Atlanta. He is a product of the Atlanta Public School system. He earned a degree in chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dickens is running for Atlanta City Council Post 3 at Large. He is eager to take on the leadership role — […]