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We experienced many memorable musical moments in 2018. For example, Kanye West produced five albums alone but overshadowed them all with his MAGA hat and White House visit; Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video created controversy and dialogue; 6ix9ine trolled his way into jail; Cardi B and Drake each had three No. 1 singles; and the…

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With little notice, Vince Staples returned this month with his fifth studio album, FM!, surprising fans. This year has been one of the best years for quality releases in hip-hop albums, especially from culture heavyweights like Kanye West, Drake, Jay-Z and Nas. Now, the 25-year-old Long Beach, California, representer is here to provide his perspective and wave the…

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Jerry Moffett is a talented artist, fashion designer, sneakerhead and creator of Lunchtime Café, a clothing brand on the rise. Moffett, who refers to himself as “just regular country dude” from Columbus, Georgia, began drawing in the first grade and knew he would do something in the art field years before moving to Atlanta in…

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Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. Drae Slapz is a premier DJ and producer on the rise. Born in Portland, Oregon, he was influenced by the music of Michael Jackson and the high-quality productions of Quincy Jones. Those influences eventually inspired him to start making his…

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Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. DJ Jamad was inspired to rock turntables in the 1980s while growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After moving to Atlanta in 1987, he started working to save for college but then changed his mind and enlisted in…

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Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. DJ Singh Slim started spinning during his teenage years. His journey, which has taken him from the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia area, to the streets of Atlanta and finally to Miami, Florida, has given him an…

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DJ Kerosene, Nas & Lauryn Hill

Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. Kerosene is the tour DJ for rapper Nick Grant and the curator of The ‘Nod, a monthly hip-hop party at SoundTable on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, Ga. DJ Kerosene is known for his taste and…

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Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. Sean Falyon has been contributing to the culture of hip-hop and entertainment for over a decade, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Munich, Germany, as a rapper, promotor and also a DJ. The moniker Sean Falyon Be Everywhere…

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August Greene — a hybrid of hip-hop and contemporary jazz featuring rapper Common, jazz pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins — made their ONE Musicfest debut on Sunday, Sept. 9, in Atlanta. The musicians shared a long working relationship before joining forces and releasing their self-titled debut album on March 9.  They are not a braggadocious…

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Big Boi hit the stage wearing his signature General Patton military jacket, aviator sunglasses, a dookie rope gold chain and a baseball cap. The veteran wordsmith took no time getting into the mix. He immediately ripped through the song catalogue from his group Outkast, including “Rosa Parks” and “So Fresh, So Clean,” among others, before launching…

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