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B.o.B will release his third solo effort, Underground Luxury on Dec. 17. Held at PPR Studios in Atlanta, the Grand Hustle/Atlantic rapper recently participated in a photo shoot and interview to speak about his new album, life before the fame and his evolving sound. B.o.B’s cover story (by: A.R. Shaw) and images (by: DeWayne Rogers)…

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What you see is what you get. At least, that was the overwhelming sentiment in the aftermath of rolling out’s exclusive photo shoot and interview with Angela Simmons. Poised beyond her years, Simmons walked into our Manhattan photo studio, and immediately made herself at home, both literally and emotionally, with the staff. She kicked off her shoes, popped open her laptop, vibed to our Pandora playlist, and cracked jokes like we had all been friends for years.

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Karrueche Tran recently appeared on the cover of this week’s edition of rolling out magazine. With her first cover interview, Karrueche revealed her thoughts on the situation with Chris Brown and Rihanna, and she also spoke about what she wants most in 2013. After the release of the provocative cover, Twitter users responded. Click continue…

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Pain and heartbreak were often key motivators early on in Keyshia Cole’s music career. The pain of disappointment and lost love was apparent on songs like “I  Should Have Cheated,” “I Remember” and “Shoulda Let You Go.” Cole’s art imitated her troubled life and her fans appreciated her for expressing those stories through music. Personally,…

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President Barack H. Obama won his second bid for the presidency with 303 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206, far short of the 270 required to win. The 2012 presidential race was a long and grueling campaign and the most expensive in U.S. history. According to an estimate by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics,…

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In 2006, the good people at Black Entertainment Television decided it would be a good idea to further capitalize off the hugely successful BET Awards. Of course, they had reason to believe that two major awards shows would bring in high ratings, and in turn, higher ad revenue for the station, thus birthing the BET…

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Jay-Z’s Rags to Riches Story: Made in America Words and Images by A.R. Shaw In early May, Jay-Z stood on the steps of the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Yes the same steps that Rocky Balboa climbed in a moment of triumph in the classic film Rocky. Like Rocky Balboa, Jay-Z rose from poverty to become…

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There’s something different about Jordin Sparks’ walk these days. Though never short on confidence, the former ”American Idol: stars now moves with a gait that encompasses a descriptive typically reserved for superheroes and Bruce Leroy from The Last Dragon. Purpose.     Yes, Sparks carries herself like a purposeful woman, a woman of substance who…

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B.o.B has stayed ahead of hip-hop’s rigorous rat race by creating fearless music and experimenting with new sounds. At this point in his career, he’s only competing with himself. B.o.B will be featured on an upcoming cover of rolling out magazine. On Jan. 23, the Grand Hustle artist joined rolling out‘s production crew at the…

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