Philadelphia natives share what Made in America means to them

Eli and David were present for the Made in America festival in Philadelphia Sept. 3 to Sept 4. They spoke with rolling out about their time at the festival and what Made in America means to them. What artists are you looking forward to seeing perform? Eli: Lil Uzi Vert. I’m not going to lie, that’s […]

Philly’s own Jazmine Sullivan reminds Made in America crowd R&B still rules

Philadelphia’s own Jazmine Sullivan performed at the Made in America festival on Sept. 3. This was Sullivan’s first performance at the festival, and she put on quite a show for R&B lovers. With the recent talk that R&B is dead, Sullivan quickly debunked those rumors and gave the fans an old-soul vibe, while also satisfying […]

Tito Puente Jr. celebrates advances in Latin music

After a two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, Tito Puente Jr. will return to the stage of this year’s BeReggae Diaspora Music & Arts Festival at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park to help celebrate the music and culture of reggae. Puente Jr. discusses his success and the evolution of Latin music. Congratulations on being a part […]

Popular music festival canceled due to state gun laws

On Aug. 1, Atlanta’s Music Midtown festival was canceled due to the state’s laws surrounding guns in public parks. The event was set to host thousands of people and big-name artists over two days in September. “Hey Midtown fans – due to circumstances beyond our control, Music Midtown will no longer be taking place this […]

J. Carter created a cultural movement with ONE Musicfest

The ONE Musicfest has become one of the biggest musical festivals in the world. Big-name artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, and many more have graced the stage and have given an amazing experience to attendees. J. Carter, the founder of ONE Musicfest, continues to pour his soul into the Black culture and gives […]

5 reasons to attend the 2022 ONE Musicfest

ONE Musicfest is the southeast’s largest two-day, urban music festival, and has attracted many diverse music lovers from all over the world. Now in its 12th year, the festival has featured artists such as Usher, 2 Chainz, SZA, Jill Scott, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. This year, it’ll be taking place in Atlanta on October […]

Travis Scott set to headline 1st festival since Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott will be headlining his first music festival since the Astroworld tragedy in November 2021. The Primavera Sound Festival will take place across Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, and will feature artists such as Scott, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, and Jack White. This will be the first time this festival will take place in South America, […]

Doja Cat made this heartwarming gesture for a fan in Argentina

Doja Cat put her performance on pause during the Lollapalooza festival in Argentina on March 19 when she saw a fan who needed help. As she was reaching the end of her performance, Doja said, “Somebody needs help over there.” Fans began to cheer on the artist as she asked them, “Am I right?” “I love you […]

Thousands sign petition to remove Kanye West from Coachella lineup

It’s been a tough week for Ye West on the internet. After going on multiple rants about Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Trevor Noah, and D.L. Hughley, Instagram decided to suspend his account. Shortly after being suspended, somebody organized a petition on March 16 to stop West from performing at Coachella. Created by a user by […]

Superstar chefs, celebrities and amazing food and wine take over South Beach

The Food Network and Cooking Channel collaborated for the 21st annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival Feb. 24 through 27. The four-day festival hosted superstar chefs from both networks along with A-list celebrities, including Dwyane Wade, Pharrell, Adam Levine, Run-D.M.C.’s Rev Run and many more.

Outside is open again: Coachella drops all COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted by local jurisdictions every day. Events and festivals are ramping up, which means more people are gathering in large groups and enjoying life. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Coachella is preparing to give their fans the full experience, which means no COVID-19 restrictions. Coachella’s website states, “In […]

Astroworld victims suffered from asphyxia

On Nov. 5, 2021, 10 people died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston. Since then, there have been questions surrounding the cause of death of those individuals, and authorities now have the answers. According to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, the 10 victims died from compression asphyxia, which is when air is […]

Black genius Jason Carter celebrates 11 years of One Music Fest greatness

Jason Carter, brand marketer, cultural engineer, and the founder of ONE Music Fest, is a visionary and strategic business executive. ONE Music Fest has become a grand event and is in its 11th year. The upcoming event will take place Oct. 9 and 10, 2021. Carter spoke with rolling out about his inspiration for the fest […]

DaBaby pulled from prestigious festival lineups amid homophobic rant backlash

DaBaby has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Just last week, the 29-year-old North Carolina native was pulled from the 2021 Parklife Festival in Manchester, England, following his recent homophobic rants at Rolling Loud. DaBaby has seen some of his peers, including […]

DaBaby finally apologizes for homophobic comments in Twitter rant

Embattled rap superstar DaBaby took off on an indecipherable rant in trying to apologize for unfurling homophobic statements at the Rolling Loud festival in metro Miami on Sunday. DaBaby, 29, began by trying to lecture fans on his Twitter account on Tuesday, July 27, 2021: DaBaby, who was born in Cleveland as Jonathan Lindale Kirk, […]

ABFF founder Nicole Friday gives tips for aspiring filmmakers

Nicole Friday currently serves as the president of ABFF Ventures LLC, a multifaceted entertainment company specializing in the production of live events and branded content. Its mission is to entertain and inspire communities of color while promoting diversity in Hollywood. In this role, Friday leads several lines of business and oversees multiple functions within the […]

Urbanworld Film Festival guide: 5 independent films you should be watching

Urbanworld Film Festival

The Urbanworld Film Festival kicks off its 24th year this week with a slate of new films. Founded in 1997 by Stacey Spikes, Urbanworld, and its founding partner, HBO, is a premier platform for diverse content creators. This year’s event, running from September 23 through September 27, will feature 100 official selection panels and conversations. […]

Jay-Z’s Made in America festival canceled

Jay-Z‘s Made in America festival has been canceled. The 50-year-old hip-hop legend has made the decision to ax the popular event, which was due to take place between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia because of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. The hitmaker is instead encouraging everyone to […]

Stars gather for online festival to combat hunger in Amazon rainforest

More than a million Brazilians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, many of them indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest. And to help them, a group of musicians and celebrities from around the world will come together for an online music festival. SOS Rainforest Live, organized by Rainforest Foundation Norway and Rainforest Foundation USA, will broadcast […]