RCA’s new artist Mariah the Scientist is ready to master the music industry

Mariah the Scientist is a 21-year old Atlanta native who is making waves as a new artist. Earlier this year, the singer was signed to RCA Records. She recently spoke with rolling out about her musical journey and working with Tory Lanez, who is the executive producer on her new EP, Master, which was released […]

Grammy-winning exec Brooklyn Johnny shares what he looks for in new talent

A major contributing factor to the careers of Kodak Black and Cardi B, music executive Brooklyn Johnny is responsible for signing key artists, resulting in hit records and a Grammy Award. A former A&R for Atlantic Records, Johnny has recently partnered with RCA records to create his own imprint, District 18 Entertainment, where he serves […]

R. Kelly dropped from his record label

After weeks of public outcry, RCA/Sony executives finally relented and have decided to give up the record label’s prized musical commodity, R. Kelly. In a move that some pop culture prognosticators saw coming, Sony Music has dumped the embattled superstar singer, Variety magazine has reported. RCA/Sony is the only label that Kelly has known during […]

Donald Glover has retired Childish Gambino

Donald Glover has sparked speculation he’s retired his alter-ego Childish Gambino after he erased his name from Twitter. The “‘Redbone” singer — who picked up a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the hit at the award ceremony last weekend — has made no secret of the fact he wants to rid of his […]

SZA performs ‘The Weekend’ and ‘Love Galore’ on ‘SNL’

R&B’s favorite girl SZA made her debut on “Saturday Night Live” on Dec. 9. The first woman of TDE gave electrifying performances of “The Weekend” and “Love Galore” which were on her successful debut album, CTRL. The album recently went gold and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album. SZA received five […]

H.E.R. brings mystique, sultry sound to the ‘Lights On’ tour

H.E.R. allows her music to speak for itself. The sultry R&B artist, who has introduced a new era of trap soul, makes it a point to remain a mystery. She rarely shows her face in pictures and her stage lighting is often dark, forcing the audience to pay attention to the music and vibes that […]

R. City take their story and platinum success to 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Escape is exactly what Timothy and Theron Thomas dreamed of doing when they started performing at the age of 6 and 7. Although they loved their homeland enough to pay homage with the name of their group, the brothers were taught from the time they could speak that they were destined for stardom. “I knew I was going […]

R. City takes ‘What Dreams are Made Of’ old school amidst digital culture

It’s been said the Internet killed the music industry. If it didn’t absolutely murder it, the Internet certainly handicapped the business. Today, we download and share singles as opposed to buying complete albums. But fans sharing non-related singles don’t work towards developing an artist’s identity and establishing a core fan base. This is just one of the […]

Avery Wilson talks new single, Sean Garrett, and following the great R&B singers

At 19 year-old, RCA recording artist Avery Wilson has a unique voice that is earning him comparisons to the great vocalists of our time such as: Luther Vandross, Usher and Brian McKnight. Wilson spoke to rolling out about his humble beginnings, Sean Garrett, his new album, and more. What was your first introduction to music […]

Dee-1 explains why he chose to sign with RCA over YMCMB

Louisiana native Dee-1 is in a great mood. And why shouldn’t he be? The rhymer just inked a brand new deal with RCA, and he sat down with RO to explain why he decided to make the leap from indie sensation to major label star, and why RCA was where he decided to set up shop.

Jacob York: Entertainment’s power promoter

Jacob York has been a powerful force in the music industry over the past 15 years, playing a key role in the career formation of hip-hop’s élite. Having spent the last 10 years producing countless star-studded events with big names like Kim Kardashian, Diddy, and Lil Wayne, York has proven he has longevity in the […]