DJ Singh Slim still appreciates the value of vinyl in a digital world

Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. DJ Singh Slim started spinning during his teenage years. His journey, which has taken him from the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia area, to the streets of Atlanta and finally to Miami, Florida, has given him an […]

Superstar singer Kem talks overcoming past demons and being an ambassador for R&B music

Internationally renowned R&B singer-songwriter Kem released his first album, Kemistry, on his own Kemistry Records label in 2001. After the independent release sold upward of 15,000 units, Kem was signed by Motown. The label re-released Kemistry, which powered by the No. 1 hit, “Love Calls,” was subsequently certified gold. After a platinum follow-up (2005’s Album […]

2 Chainz & DJ Drama: From Mixtapes to Millions

A few years after the start of the millennium, the major record label system found itself in the midst of an upheaval. Obstructed by an archaic business model and illegal downloads, major labels failed to adapt to new technology, and, in turn, struggled to develop artists. Profits dwindled as the future of music commerce became […]

Music and the Man: Just Like Yesterday

Onaje Allan Gumbs Musician/arranger Forty year veteran of the music industry Onaje Gumbs, part of the musical genius behind mega hits of yesteryear like “Betcha By Golly Wow,” has reemerged on the scene with his latest album Just Like Yesterday which includes popular standards like Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon In The Sky,” the gap band’s “ […]