Singer Nia Sultana is walking in her power with new EP

Nia Sultana exudes a peace that only comes from someone who knows their purpose and is walking in it. The Brooklyn, New York, native has been navigating the industry with the poise of a veteran and has garnered the attention of industry heavyweights like Rick Ross who performs on her new single, “Proven.” Sultana’s music […]

Playboi Carti, J. Cole and more attend Interscope’s pre-party during BET Awards

Interscope Records continued its reign as one of the top pre-parties during BET Awards weekend. The event, whiich was held at ROKU/Blind Dragon in West Hollywood, featured several of the top musicians and tastemakers in the industry. Attendees included Playboi Carti, A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Steve Rifkind, Big Baby D.R.A.M and Tina […]

R. City debuts ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’ rockumentary at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival was a win for African American talent with Nate Parker’s interpretation of Nat Turner’s revolt leading the charge. Virgin Islands-born brothers Timothy and Theron Thomas, who perform as  R. City, and are also known as Rock City, debuted their biographical “rockumentary” titled, What Dreams are Made Of for a packed house at the […]

Kendrick Lamar surprises fans; releases album a week early

In this day and age, music fans should know that album release dates given by record labels are now just a mere suggestion. With social media usually being the place that artists hint to their fans that they have new projects dropping, you would think everyone would know by now to stay glued to the […]

Exactly how profitable was 'Blurred Lines,' Robin Thicke's massive hit?

Part of the aftermath of the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit by the estate of Marvin Gaye against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams is that the public is getting a rare look at just how lucrative a hit song can be. According to recent testimony in the ongoing trial, the 2013 hit song netted profits of $16,675, […]

Young Chop defends Chief Keef, blasts Interscope

Rapper Young Chop spoke to Forbez DVD about the Interscope’s decision to let Chief Keef walk; criticizing the label for not giving the rapper a chance to fully meet the requirements of the deal.

Chief Keef blasts Interscope

Chief Keef is no longer signed to Interscope Records. The controversial Chicago-based rapper revealed that he has been dropped from the label. In 2012, Chief Keef made a name for himself on the national hip-hop scene after Kanye West remixed his song, “I Don’t Like.” Months after the release of the song, Chief Keef reportedly […]

Rico Love and Tiara Thomas share thoughts on her new album, ‘The Bad Influence’

Tiara Thomas made a name for herself in the music industry after writing and performing on Wale’s “Bad.” Thomas eventually signed with Rico Love and Interscope and is set to release her first project, The Bad Influence. Rolling out recently caught up with Love and Thomas at her listening brunch in Atlanta. What can we […]

The end of an era: Jimmy Iovine says he’s leaving Interscope

With the sale of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Electronics to Apple finalized on yesterday, Iovine has announced that he is stepping down as Chairman and CEO of Interscope Records, according to Billboard. Apple purchased Beats for a reported $3 billion.

Schoolboy Q says he wishes TDE would have ‘stayed indie’

Schoolboy Q may be experiencing success with his major label debut album, Oxymoron, but the Los Angeles native revealed his mixed feelings about that success in a recent interview. Q spoke to CBS Local affiliate WZMX Hot 93.7. Q says that his popularity is booming, so much so that he’s even been offered his own line of bucket hats (those hats have become a bit of a trademark for Q), but he expressed reluctance with making any more “big money” deals too soon.

Mixtape Mondays: J. Cole’s ‘Revenge of the Dreamers’

Still riding the waves from his successful sophomore album, Born Sinner , J. Cole has a lot to celebrate. While celebrating his 29th birthday last month, Cole announced that he has formed his own record label called Dreamville Recrords to be distributed by Interscope Records. And as a special treat to his fans, he decided to […]

Cash Money Records signs The Game

  The Game has found himself a new label home after his deal with Interscope had run its course. While many believed The Game formed a partnership with Cash Money Records after last year’s album release of Jesus Piece, Birdman and The Game announced their official deal on Twitter this weekend. While we wait for […]

Mateo on Alicia Keys, his musical background and new EP ‘We’ve Met Before’

Mateo has created an impressive body of work before releasing his debut album. Along with working directly with Alicia Keys and her songwriting partner, Krucial, Mateo has released five mixtapes that have allowed fans to get a glimpse of where he’s headed musically. Mateo kicked off the summer with his major label debut single “How […]

Mateo discusses new album ‘We’ve Met Before’: Listen now

Mateo kicked off the summer with his major label debut single “How Good Is Your Love,” a fiery mid tempo track with an equally exciting video directed by David Telles.  His newest project, We’ve Met Before, is set to be released digitally on August 13th. Listen to Mateo’s one-on-one interview with Rolling Out below:

Eve on interracial dating, new music and Nicki Minaj

Words: A.R. Shaw Photos: Dewayne Rogers Eve never backs down from a challenge. Her fearlessness became evident during a recent interview and photo shoot in downtown Los Angeles. Presented with the task of holding a boa constrictor, Eve lifted the 8-foot-long, 60 pound reptile and placed it around her neck without hesitation. For nearly an […]

The 5 things wrong with hip-hop

1. The Record Industry The current record industry is the #1 thing wrong with rap. This is mainly because it can correct the four problems below. Labels show up after the A&R production, funding and development has already taken place and this serves to produce poor results. Pop, rock and even urban artists get deals […]