Viral rapper Popp Hunna shares how he won fame

Watch Fresh Court with rolling out as music sensation Popp Hunna shares how he feels about his sudden fame. The “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” creator talks about being from the streets of Philadelphia and creating music that makes listeners feel good.

DJ Era shares the stage on tour with Maxwell,Marsha Ambrosius and August Alsina

DJ Era Name: Kevin Cox Hometown: Los Angeles Current city: Atlanta Genre: Hip-hop, R&B Rolling out recently caught up with DJ Era. Read the interview below to learn more about this international tour DJ, his musical influences and how far has music taken his career around the world. When did you start DJing? I started out 14 […]

With a decade in the game, DJ Hollygrove is spinning harder than ever

DJ Hollygrove has been a veteran DJ for more than a decade. Born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, he was influenced by local DJs like Mannie Fresh9, DJ Black N Mild, OG Ron C and Jam Master Jay. In 2003, he began spinning at small house parties for friends and family. His hard work and focus […]

Tupac Shakur items donated to university collection

Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University. The late hip hop legend’s possessions (including a bullet-dented gold medallion he was wearing when he was shot five times in 1994) will be displayed at the school’s campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. As reported by Billboard, the collection is made […]

Here’s what to expect at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2018

Saturday night, scores of celebrities and individuals flooded the Fillmore venue in Miami for the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards ceremony hosted by DeRay Davis. The ceremony opened with millennial artist Lil Pump, who came on stage wearing two puffballs, a big red coat and shiny jewelry to match. While performing his hit song “Gucci […]

‘Forbes’ lists the top 10 highest-paid hip-hop artists for 2018

Jay-Z has been named the highest-paid hip-hop star of 2018. The “99 Problems” hitmaker has overtaken Diddy — who has taken the top slot for the last three years — to place first on Forbes’ annual Cash Kings list with estimated earnings of $76.5 million after touring in support of his album 4:44 last year and […]

Janelle Monae, Gucci Mane, Tyra Banks shine on BET Awards red carpet

The BET Awards has become the ultimate family reunion for Black entertainment. The annual awards ceremony highlights a wide range of Black culture, from trap music artists, to R&B crooners, to gospel singers.  This year, the red carpet proved to be a show before the ceremony. Janelle Monae, Tyra Banks, and Gucci Mane were a […]

Streetz 94.5 radio personalities shift Atlanta culture in a new way

Ferrari Simmons, BT, and FlyGuyDC Photo provided by JL Hatney Atlanta is known as a city where dreams can become a reality, some call it the land of opportunities, while others consider it the new Black Hollywood. Meet three people who have taken full advantage of what Atlanta has to offer: Streetz 94.5 radio personalities […]

Stefon Washington shares his involvement in Tupac biopic and life as a musician

From Disney to Diddy, Stefon Washington is one up-and-coming artist to look out for. His energetic and expressive personality keeps you smiling, while his intelligence keeps you engaged.  You will get to know him as Puff Daddy in the upcoming Tupac biopic, but Washington is also a music genius, and like Diddy, he is creating his own lane […]

Tupac will be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame revealed its class of 2017. Each year the foundation’s nominating committee sends ballots out to than 900 historians, journalists music critics and artists, and previous Rock Hall inductees. The five performers who garnered the highest percentages of the votes become the induction class for that year. In 2012, fans were […]

Rap Radar’s Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller explains why he’s a hip-hop junkie

Photo courtesy of Brian “B.Dot” Miller Rolling out got the chance to catch up with the content director for, and the host of the RapRadar podcast, Brian “B.Dot” Miller. A writer and broadcaster, Miller graduated from Delaware State University. Read on to find out what the man born and raised in Queens, New York, had to […]

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performs for diverse audience in Chicago

Some of hip-hop’s longtime legends, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony came to the Chi at Portage Theatre over the weekend and performed two decades of classic smash cuts as well as for the first time ever, multiplatinum E 1999 Eternal album from one hit to another. This was a once in a lifetime event and rolling out captured plenty […]

Elliot Holden: Urban guitar legend

Elliott Holden is a young Atlanta musician on the rise. His guitar style has electrified the live music scene in the city and has gathered a crowd of fans. Whether he’s laying down the blues with Georgia legends at local juke joints or opening for Talib Kweli at SXSW he’s “killing it.” Where are you […]

Mixtape Mondays: Giftz’s ‘Position of Power’

Hailing from the southeast side of Chicago, Giftz is poised to stake his claim among Chicago’s elite emcees. At just 23, the upstart rhyme spitter has already earned looks from FakeShoreDrive, Ruby Hornet, The Fader, 2 Dope Boyz  and Complex Magazine among others. It’s been about a year since his last project Back II The Basics […]

5 rap songs with horrible lyrical blunders

We all make blunders. It’s part of being human. Thankfully for most of us, our blunders are never recorded, pressed to millions of records, tapes and CDs, and distributed around the world. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for rappers. Here are five bad blunders that we are amazed no one in the recording sessions […]

Hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari to award 5 lucky students for tolerance

Hip-hop violinist and producer Miri Ben-Ari is putting her money where her mouth is. Her nonprofit, Gedenk, is teaming up with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to encourage millions of children and rewarding a lucky handful of them with the Gedenk Award for Tolerance. “We are pleased to collaborate with Scholastic Art & Writing […]

Sean Butler, the official game changer in the world of hip-hop

Rolling out  recently had the pleasure of talking with a Chicago hip-hop artist who is turning the world of hip-hop, as we know it, on its ear.  A refreshing blend of hip-hop influences from soul, jazz, rock and R&B, “SB” is at the forefront of a hip-hop “revolusean”  –tony binns Tell us about your music […]