Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat to engage in Verzuz battle

Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat, two beloved crooners who wrote the soundtrack for an entire generation of music fans, will now go head-to-head in an upcoming Verzuz battle. The “Every Little Step” performer and “Make it Last” songwriter will match their blockbuster songs and classic albums beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021, […]

August Alsina can’t walk on his own, is hospitalized (video)

Disappointed throngs of music fans were wondering why singer August Alsina suddenly pulled out of the largest Black music festival in the world, the Essence Music Fest in New Orleans. But, now they know why. Alsina, 26, spoke to his 6.2 million Instagram followers from his hospital bed and explained that an autoimmune disease has […]

Brandy pummeled on Twitter for reviving old beef with Monica

The 20-year-old R&B beef between Brandy and Monica has been reignited on the anniversary of their 1998 classic blockbuster hit “The Boy Is Mine.” There have been brush fires between the two divas in the past that fans hoped had finally flamed out permanently. However, Brandy set it ablaze once again during a recent performance […]

Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu added to 2014 Essence Music Festival lineup

Essence Music Festival 2014 lineup  The 2014 Essence Music Festival is shaping up to be yet another star-tudded affair featuring some of the top talents in music. As previously reported, Prince is the headlining act for this year’s 20th anniversary at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. In addition to “The Purple One,” the 2014 Essence Music Fest […]

World Famous G-Mack inspires other DJs with advice on the music industry

Advice to your peers is one of those topics that is necessary but not always openly given. World Famous G-Mack, an Atlanta-based DJ, took the time to sit with rolling out to offer advice to up-and-coming DJs. Hope this helps! – Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson   What got you into deejaying? How long have you been doing it? I’ve always […]

Boris Kodjoe and Ryan Cameron host 19th Annual Day Dream party at Essence Fest

Boris Kodjoe, Ryan Cameron, and DJ Tay Rock kept the ladies on their feet as they hosted the 19th Annual Day Dream Day Party at Essence Fest. Insights Marketing and Keshia Walker’s 19th Annual Day Dream Weekend consists of the premiere party locations for Essence festival goers and other cool people floating around New Orleans […]

Shawn Thompson of Ford: Supporting Black Businesses

Shawn Thompson, multicultural marketing manager for Ford Motor Company spoke with rolling out about the automotive behemoth’s seven-year affiliation with the Steve Harvey Hoodie Awards in Las Vegas. Thompson, based in Dearborn, Mich., is usually the one who performs the perfunctory duty of giving away a Ford Fusion or Explorer to a lucky person or, […]