Bonfire ATL sparks opinions on tattoos and piercings; Atlanta Ink chimes in

Tattoos and piercings have become a unique way for individuals to express their creativity or to even make a fashion statement. On the contrary, some people use tattoos and piercings to relieve pain or to mark a memory. Bonfire ATL, sponsored by Backwoods, recently brought out a diverse crowd that was willing to share their […]

Trumpeter The Human DJ spells out what it takes to be a hot artist

Bonfire ATL is the place to be on Sunday nights in Atlanta. In partnership with rolling out and Making Smoke Co., Bonfire ATL hosts new artists weekly. In sponsorship with Backwoods, this event spotlights new artists who are hot and “making smoke.” On Sunday, Sept. 4, one of the featured artists was The Human DJ. Rolling […]

Making Smoke Company and Dutch Masters hold master class for artists in LA

Making Smoke Company and Dutch Masters held their Making Smoke Master Class on Aug. 19 at the Tiny Arts Gallery Penthouse and rooftop in Los Angeles. The masterclass featured an artist showcase and artist talk with several renowned artists in the area, including Medium Rare Chicken, Trokon V, VMR.3, Tray Lee, and Augie Ray. The […]

Entrepreneur Dionna Collins is helping artists grow through ComfiArt

Art encompasses every facet of our lives and artists are needed to drive the culture forward. Despite its importance, many artists struggle with creating viable businesses using their creativity. Dionna Collins understood this and created ComfiArt, a business incubator and mentorship program, that helps artists no matter where they are in their creative journey. The […]

‘Rolling out’ performs a heat check on 6 rising Chicago artists

Heat Check is here to let you know what and who is really hot in these streets when it comes to music. 2020 provided us some amazing fire. Rolling out wants to make you’re aware of the temperature with Heat Check. This week’s installment features six of Chicago’s best from the R&B and rap worlds. […]

Sonia Booker’s ribbon-cutting gala following riot damage to Bio Bio studio

Sonia Booker‘s heart dropped when she surveyed all of the broken windows of her downtown Atlanta business, Bio Bio studio, following the riots on May 31, 2020. The peaceful demonstrations that took place to protest the violent public death of George Floyd later degenerated into vandalism, fires and general chaos. Not long after the 12 […]

Hidden Beach emerging star Gene Noble makes a bold statement with new single

With a four-octave vocal range, R&B artist Gene Noble is an undeniable talent. The Long Island, NY native, who initially wanted to be a marketing executive, has toured with Sting, Usher, Jill Scott, and Chris Brown, and received Grammy nominations, all before releasing his first solo album. The Hidden Beach recording artist released a music […]

Art, Beats + Lyrics celebrates 15 years of culture, music and innovation

For 15 years, Art, Beats, + Lyrics has captured the essence of Black culture. The traveling show, presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, features artwork from emerging artists and music from top-notch DJs and artists. On Jan. 17, Art, Beats, + Lyrics celebrated its 15 years at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The capacity […]

The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards returns to Atlanta

The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards returned to Atlanta on October 5, 2019 for a night of performances from some of the hottest artists in the game and bold fashion moments. Comedian and artist Lil Duval hosted the big night in hip-hop that celebrates music, community, and culture. After two years in Miami, the awards […]

7 summer music festivals that should be on your radar

Summer is around the corner and so are the numerous music festivals that you can choose to attend to liven up the hottest months of the year. Here we have created a list in chronological order of some of the best music festivals this summer. Freak Nik Festival — After 9 Partners is bringing back a taste of […]

The big winner from the Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards 2019 took place on Wednesday night, May 5, 2019, at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and there was one big winner from the evening. Drake made Billboard Music Awards history at the ceremony taking home 12 gongs, which now means he is the most decorated artist. The 32-year-old star took home […]

Music tech company Rap Plug meets with Christian Combs

Christian Combs, aka King Combs, is the son of music and business mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. He is following in his father’s footsteps by pursuing a rap career. Christian recently made a trip to Atlanta where he had a meeting with music tech company Rap Plug Inc.  Co-founded by Branden Criss and Craig A. King and headquartered […]

Lil Yachty reveals his role in City Girls’ hit ‘Act Up’

Lil Yatchy is shocking music fans with his latest collaboration. The Atlanta native recently revealed that he played a major role in the popular City Girls‘ hit “Act Up.” In a new YouTube interview with Influencer Kerwin Frost, Lil Yachty said that he wrote the entirety of the song. “He may have said like one thing […]

DJ Waffles brings musical vibes to SXSW

SXSW is known for its vast variety of film, music and culinary seduction. Over the years it has also become a strong platform for independent artists, independent labels and various genres of music. This year, “The Padded Room” was granted the opportunity to join the platform with its concert series and provided a chance for […]

Jay-Z and other artists set to headline Woodstock 50 festival

Jay–Z and Miley Cyrus are to perform at Woodstock 50. The “Empire State of Mind” hitmaker is set to take to the stage at the event, which will take place at Watkins Glen in New York to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival. The event will take place between Aug. 16 and Aug. […]

Cardi B’s baby has more carats than you

Kulture Kiari is already taking after her rapper parents, Cardi B and Offset by wearing iced out jewelry. Cardi B shared a picture on Instagram of the diamond bracelet that she gifted her daughter. In the photo, she shows an up-close view of baby Kulture wearing a Versace outfit as she holds hands with mama Cardi. […]

Wu-Tang Clan to headline an upcoming music festival?

Wu–Tang Clan have been announced as the Friday night headliner at Boardmasters. The legendary hip-hop collective — which features the likes of RZA, GZA and Method Man — will mark the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut album Enter the Wu–Tang (36 Chambers) with a special performance on the main stage at the seaside extravaganza, which is held […]

Celebrities at the Grammys open up about love and Valentine’s Day

The biggest night in music, the 61st annual Grammy Awards, took place on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Rolling out caught up with celebrities on the red carpet and they shared what Black love means to them, the correlation between love and music and their plans for Valentine’s Day.

Chance the Rapper cuts all ties with R. Kelly

Chance the Rapper has made a stand against R&B legend R. Kelly after sexual assault allegations were brought to light in the new Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which Chance actually appears in. The final episode of the series includes an interview with the “No Problem” hitmaker in which the rapper states he made a […]