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The annual Rondo Days celebration honors the history of the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rondo was a well-established African American community in the mid-1960s that was split with the construction of Interstate 94. The daylong festival and community celebration is hosted by Rondo Avenue Inc., the organization dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately…

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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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Influential artist CeeLo Green is backing a new and eclectic music group called Swagu Style House. Medulla (CeeLo’s son), Stranger and Deep are energetic and driven young men who’ve mastered creativity and alternative hip-hop. Their new single, “Pick it Up” is edgy and has a good vibe. Rolling out got the chance to talk with Swagu…

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Atlanta’s thriving hip-hop and entertainment scene may have never happened without Organized Noize. The production trio (Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Pat “Sleepy” Brown) crafted Atlanta’s hip-hop sound while exposing the city’s culture to the national scene. The story of Organzied Noize is highlighted in the new documentary The Art of Organized Noize. The film,…

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“World-class cities have world-class arts and culture.” –Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed Fahamu Pecou really is the –ish, as stated on his social media handles. An internationally-recognized scholar, visual and performing artist, Pecou was selected by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs to be this year’s curator of ELEVATE Atlanta. Pecou, whose work has been…

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The Goodie Mob recently threw a private listening party for their new album Age Against the Machine. Held at Vinyl in Atlanta, the group discussed several songs from the new album and also performed their past hits, “Cell Therapy,” and “Soul Food.” The event was hosted by Maurice Garland with sounds by Moetown Lee. Click continue…

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  Cee Lo Green is one of the most colorful and provocative personalities and multitalented artists in the entertainment industry and has been for the better part of two decades. Cee Lo, 38, first rose to fame through the Dungeon Family back in Atlanta, that included the likes of Andre  3000 and Big Boi, when…

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