Rapper Typ iLL talks military service and new album, ‘Veterans Day’

Hailing from Long Island, New York, the birthplace of such hip-hop luminaries as Rakim, LL Cool J, EPMD, Public Enemy, Biz Markie, De La Soul and Busta Rhymes, comes yet another standout lyricist to follow in those same legendary footsteps as his massively influential predecessors, and he goes by the name of Typ iLL. Let’s hop right […]

The Beano Boyz Crew is set to steal your heart

Having already delivered a vast array of chart-topping, hit-making artists, including Another Bad Creation, MC Brains, 702, and the history making Boyz II Men, N.E./Bell Biv DeVoe alum, Michael Bivins, an astute impresario like no other, is introducing to the masses his latest musical discovery: the mega-talented Boston, Massachusetts quintet, Beano Boyz Crew. Their sound may be somewhat reminiscent […]

Meli’sa Morgan: Back like she never left

Having recently re-emerged on TV One’s popular docu-series ‘UnSung,’ legendary R&B vocalist, Meli’sa Morgan, returns with a brand new single, “So Good,” after being conspicuously absent from the music scene for more than ten exceedingly long years. “So Good” — Tell me about this particular composition. How did it actually come to fruition? Hi…my new […]

Kalin and Myles: Dreamchasers

A chance encounter at a Northern California house party Myles, née Parrish, was hosting back in ’07 connected him with future group-mate Kalin White. White was attending the party with a mutual friend and ended up teaching Parrish how to dance. After running into each other again at a screening of Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never rockumentary in ’11, the […]

Rapper Dayne Jordan talks new album, how timing led him to Lupe Fiasco, DJ Jazzy Jeff

Philadelphia is a breeding ground for a musical talent, having spawned the illustrious careers of everyone from the late greats; Pearl Bailey, Solomon Burke and John Coltrane to R&B titans; Frankie Beverly, The Stylistics, Blue Magic, Boyz II Men, Hall & Oates and Patti LaBelle, as well as hip-hop vets; Schoolly D, Steady B, Three Times Dope […]

International artist Amitis teams up with Snoop Dogg

Best known for her music internationally, crossover recording artist and pop star Amitis Moghadam has already worked exclusively with high-profile artists such as Snoop Dogg and Enrique Inglesias, among other top acts in the industry, as she continues her pursuit of also conquering the States. When did you first become interested in music?   I have been interested […]

Singer Judith Hill loved Michael Jackson, got great advice from Prince

What do both Michael Jackson and Prince have in common? The answer is quite simple: Judith Hill. To date, Hill has been featured in the 2013 Oscar and Grammy Award winning documentary, ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom,’ Jackson’s cinematic final curtain performance ‘This Is It,’ as well as on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ Her highly anticipated debut […]

Rapper YK Gotti, the self-proclaimed ‘Young King,’ bringing energetic vibe to music

Hailing from the West Indies, YK Gotti, née Gregory Johns, grew up listening to everything from, reggae, to R&B, pop, hip-hop and even gospel music. The self-professed “Young King” has one very simple goal in mind:to bring his unique brand of “positive energy, and enjoyable but always relatable music” to the masses. When did music first enter your life? Music […]

B Ray discusses the power of music, and new single, ‘Going Down Tonight’

Having already debuted top 10 for indie hip-hop on Funkmaster Flex’s Franchise record pool, and with more than 40K views garnered on his videos, the Lone Star State spitter is definitely on the rise. Under the tutelage of veteran music producer Tony Dofat [Heavy D, Mary J. Blige], B Ray is here to show and […]

Wax trying to give rap universal appeal with new album, ‘Livin’ Foul’

No longer signed to Def Jam Recordings, Los Angeles-based rapper Wax has steadily been on his independent grind largely due to his expansive Internet fan base. The former MacGregor frontman’s latest opus, Livin Foul, is everything one could hope for and more. Let’s hop right into this brand-new album, Livin Foul. Conceptually, what does this title […]

Boyfriend is taking the music world by storm

Known for her eye-catching style, quick wit-driven rhymes and frenetic hooks, native NOLA femme fatale lyricist, Boyfriend, who’s currently out on the road as a supporting act for the Queen of Bounce herself, Big Freedia, is definitely one to watch out for in the coming weeks and months. Her next/latest solo EP, Love Your Boyfriend Pt. 3, the third […]

TQ talks new single, ‘Coming Home,’ why his R&B is not soft

Probably best known for his 1998 top 40 smash anthem, “Westside,” taken from his impressive debut solo collection, They Never Saw Me Coming, Compton, California’s, own prodigal son, TQ, née Terrance Quaites, is back with a brand-new future hit, offering titled “Coming Home.” Rolling out recently caught up with the 39-year-old singer-songwriter to see what exactly he has […]

Jayaire Woods: ‘No gimmicks or facades, just me’

On the eve of the release of what has now become Jayaire Woods’ eagerly awaited debut solo effort, TREES42MORROW, the rapper/vocalist and Illinois native recently took some time out of his busy schedule  to better acquaint himself with rolling out readers. Tell me your whole inception into music. When did you first become interested in it? And, how […]

Jahi: A new voice for Public Enemy?

  Iconic hip-hop collective and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alum Public Enemy is responsible for providing countless classic hit singles, along with a string of gold or platinum albums over the course of nearly three decades. Frontman Chuck D has since personally recruited Cleveland emcee Jahi to help continue the legacy of the house that P.E. […]

Bridget Kelly: A songbird soars

Initially inked to Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint, New York City-based singer-songwriter, Bridget Kelly, an alum of Manhattan’s prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, is probably most famously known as Alicia Keys’ regular fill-in on Hov’s smash hometown anthem “Empire State of Mind.” No longer signed to the Roc, the 29-year-old biracial […]

Bobby Brown’s new group, Paul Campbell, making organic R&B

Veteran “Bad Boy of R&B,” Bobby Brown has delivered a string of chart-topping hit singles, as both a member of his supergroup New Edition, as well as on his own as a revered soloist. His latest contribution is Paul Campbell, comprised of singers Tim Campbell and Terrill Paul, an act that Brown recently unleashed through […]

Taj George of SWV talks reality show, new album

The members of the legendary R&B group Sisters With Voices include: Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, LeAnne “Lelee” Lyons, and Tamara “Taj” George. We spoke with George about the the group’s WE tv reality show, “SWV Reunited” and their new album, Still. Well, first things first, coming off of last season’s “SWV Reunited,’ things were still up in the air […]

Just Ivy: heart & soul

Who exactly is Just Ivy? And, what in the world does “Purban” mean? Well, look no further, because the lady herself is happy to tell all. Tell me about your whole inception into music. When did you first become interested in it? And, how did it actually all begin for Just Ivy? I fell in love […]