Lil Roc shares why Los Angeles is the place to be for comedians

Lil Roc is a comedian based in Los Angeles. He was present at the Making Smoke event, where he talked about what inspired him to become a comedian, why Los Angeles is the place to be for the career, and the importance of writing down your jokes and skits. Tell us about yourself. I’m originally […]

Comedian Alexis Miranda thrives on being different

Alexis Miranda is a comedian, artist, actor and writer based in Los Angeles. Miranda is all about making the smoke, and she continues to make people laugh with her skits, shows, and her YouTube channel. Miranda spoke with rolling out about her start in the comedy industry, and advice for other comedians on the rise. […]

Twitter users demand apology for blaming PnB Rock’s girlfriend for his death

Cardi B and Marc Lamont Hill were the biggest names to emphatically denounce the rap fans who falsely accused PnB Rock’s girlfriend of precipitating the shooting death of her boyfriend at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles on Sept. 12, 2022. Moments before a young man shot and killed PnB Rock in South Los Angeles, […]

Person of interest in PnB Rock’s fatal shooting has been arrested

The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested one of the suspects in the shooting death of rap star PnB Rock. Freddie Lee Trone has been identified as a person of interest for allegedly shooting PnB Rock while he was eating breakfast with his girlfriend at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Los Angeles in […]

Los Angeles killings continue as 23-year-old rapper is fatally shot

On Sept. 24, 23-year-old Los Angeles rapper Kee Riches was fatally shot in Compton, California. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a gunshot victim when they discovered Riches, along with 29-year-old Robert Leflore Jr. and an unidentified woman all suffering from gunshot wounds. Riches and Leflore Jr. were both declared deceased at the […]

Operation HOPE and SBA announce collaboration to empower small Black businesses

On Sept. 14, administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, joined John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to financial empowerment for underserved communities in Los Angeles to highlight […]

Boosie tells rappers to arm themselves

Rapper Boosie Badazz, unsurprisingly, had very strong opinions in wake of the tragic murder of yet another marquee rapper in Los Angeles. PnB Rock was shot and killed on early Monday afternoon in South L.A.’s Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles while eating breakfast with his girlfriend. The LAPD told the media that all signs […]

PnB Rock fatally shot at popular LA restaurant

PnB Rock has been shot. A video of the Philadelphia rapper appearing to show him lying on the floor surrounded by blood has circulated on social media. Due to its graphic content, rolling out will not share the video. The incident happened at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles. Reportedly, 20 minutes before the […]

Making Smoke Company and Dutch Masters hold master class for artists in LA

Making Smoke Company and Dutch Masters held their Making Smoke Master Class on Aug. 19 at the Tiny Arts Gallery Penthouse and rooftop in Los Angeles. The masterclass featured an artist showcase and artist talk with several renowned artists in the area, including Medium Rare Chicken, Trokon V, VMR.3, Tray Lee, and Augie Ray. The […]

LA artist Medium Rare Chicken shares the inspiration for creating his own world

Making Smoke Company and Dutch Masters held their Making Smoke Master Class on Aug. 19 at the Tiny Arts Gallery Penthouse and rooftop in Los Angeles. The Master Class featured an artist showcase and artist talk with several renowned artists in the area, including Medium Rare Chicken, Trokon V, VMR.3, Tray Lee, and Augie Ray. […]

Mother sues LA school district after daughter involved in picking cotton

A Black mother is suing the Los Angeles United School District after her daughter allegedly suffered trauma and anxiety for partaking in a class’ cotton-picking exercise to renact the days of slavery. Rashunda Pitts said her daughter, who is only identified as “S.W” in legal documents, told her that her social justice teacher at Laurel […]

Singer Jilly discusses her new project, ‘Copy & Paste’

Jilly is an LA-based singer who recently dropped her debut project, Copy & Paste. Anais has opened for 2 Chainz and built a loyal following on YouTube. Her songs are catchy, fun, and definitely something listeners will enjoy. Tell us about your struggles in the industry. Did you ever feel like giving up? I’ll be honest and […]

How moving back to Atlanta from LA helped TyTheGuy grow as a man

TyTheGuy has seen a lot in his short time in the music industry. After quitting his full-time job at Kroger to move to Los Angeles and pursue a career in content creation in 2018, he quickly became one of the more recognizable Black faces on YouTube. He went from filming videos between his grocery-store shifts […]

Olympic volleyball player attacked by a homeless man in Los Angeles (video)

Olympic silver medalist Kim Glass posted a video on Instagram saying that she was attacked by a homeless man while walking in Los Angeles on July 9. In the video, Glass shows multiple injuries to her face, including her right eye, which was swollen shut, and a cut on her nose. Glass sustained cuts that […]

How Frank Nitty went from cellphone salesman to basketball league legend

Franklin “Frank Nitty” Session never wanted to play in the NBA. “I’ve always wanted to take care of my family, whatever that is,” Nitty told rolling out. “That’s why I got a nine to five. If I wanted the NBA back then, I would’ve worked my a– off, did everything I could in the gym, […]

Planned Parenthood LA calls SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe ‘devastating’

Los Angeles – Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) released the following statement from president and CEO Sue Dunlap in response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision to eliminate the federal constitutional right to abortion. “Make no mistake: Planned Parenthood Los Angeles health centers remain open, abortion is still legal in Los […]

Woman who drove Nipsey Hussle’s killer to scene recalls traumatic day

On June 20, 2022, Bryannita Nicholson testified that she drove the man charged with killing Nipsey Hussle to and from the scene of the shooting. Nicholson said that she and the defendant, Eric Holder, had been in a casual relationship for about five weeks, and pulled into a Los Angeles shopping center on March 31, […]

DJ Quik’s son charged with felony murder

The son of West Coast hip-hop legend DJ Quik has been charged with first-degree murder. Police stated that David Blake Jr., 27, allegedly shot and killed Julio Cardoza, 33, following a fight on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Downey, California, which is 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Officers were already responding to a report […]