Musiq Soulchild teaches kids importance of persistence at ‘Musiq Room’ opening

NAACP Image Award-winner Musiq Soulchild opened his first “Musiq Room” to Utopian Academy for the Arts on March 10, in partnership with the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation. The artist plans to open more music rooms around the country, with the next one being in Baltimore, Utopian Academy’s founder Artesius Miller told rolling out.

How singer-songwriter Adam Ness is bending music with his style

Detroit native Adam Ness is a frequent feature at Tribe, a supper club in Chicago. This writer recently visited Tribe and upon entering the space I could hear, Ness’ voice cut through the background chatter and illuminate it with an angelic quality. The riffs and melodies he is able to create with his voice are […]

PJ Morton shares optimism, intimate messages with God through music

Grammy Award-winning artist PJ Morton treated fans to a Christmas gift in Atlanta on Dec. 12. In Ponce City Market, Morton performed a private show for local radio station Majic 107.5/97.5. Morton said he enjoyed the show’s intimate setting, a neat difference from the arenas he’s played with Maroon 5 or the mega-churches he grew […]

Jamie Foxx vows against tying the knot

Jamie Foxx isn’t interested in getting married. The 53-year-old actor has admitted that the “cookie-cutter” lifestyle has never appealed to him, and he doesn’t plan on ever tying the knot. He explained: “The 2.5 children, the wood paneling on the station wagon and the cottage, I didn’t think that was for me.” The Hollywood star […]

Singer-songwriter Kevin Ross not trying to make music to fit in

Music has always been a passion for Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Kevin Ross. Ross attended a performing arts high school and went on to earn a degree from Berklee College of Music. His career began as a songwriter, getting his first placement with Jamie Foxx, which was followed by Ross writing and producing songs for […]

When Black people vibrate higher, we can save the world

Dr. Masaru Emoto is credited with discovering how thoughts, words and feelings can influence the crystal structure of water and cells. In his 2004 New York Times bestseller, The Hidden Messages in Water, Emoto made the world curious about the vibration and frequencies of our thoughts, feelings and words, when he showed that water exposed […]

Mixed reviews: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ heartwarming to some, infuriating to others

Days after the release of Pixar’s Soul on Disney +, viewers took to the internet to convey mixed reviews and conflicted emotions about the animated film. The film follows Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Fox), a middle school music teacher who dreams of becoming a professional musician. However, after a close scrape with death, Joe […]

Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson lends his voice to the new Disney Pixar film ‘Soul’

In Disney Pixar’s new animated film Soul, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson lends his voice to the character of Curley, the former student of lead character Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher, voiced by Oscar Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx. In his interview with rolling out, Questlove goes into detail about his role as Curley, and how […]

Kemp Powers, co-director of Disney film ‘Soul,’ says everyone’s life has value

Disney Pixar’s newest animated film SOUL was directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers and produced by Academy Award® nominee Dana Murray (Pixar short “Lou”). Oscar Award winner Jamie Foxx was tapped to voice the main character, Joe Gardner. During the interview, the film’s co-director Kemp Powers expressed […]

Jamie Foxx, star of Disney’s ‘Soul,’ describes his version of the afterlife

Jamie Foxx sat down with rolling out to discuss his lead role in the new animated Disney Pixar film, Soul. Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning actor encourages people to be relentless in pursuing their life’s goals, no matter their age, just as his character, Joe Gardner, does in Soul. Foxx also was candid about whether he […]

Jason Derulo offers advice to aspiring musicians

Jason Derulo says being a musician requires “heart and soul.” The 31-year-old singer has offered his advice to anyone looking to pursue their own career in music, as he said the craft requires dedication that will be worth it in the end. When asked for his advice, he initially joked: “Don’t do it!” But then […]

Jamie Foxx movie ‘Soul’ bypasses theaters, coming to Disney+ on Christmas Day

Soul is being released on Disney+ on Christmas Day. The studio has confirmed plans to bring Pixar’s latest animated movie — which stars the likes of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and Phylicia Rashad — to its streaming platform over the festive period, rather than a global big-screen release. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said: “We are […]

Afro-German singer Joy Denalane drops soulful new project

Joy Denalane is an Afro-German soul singer. Born to a South African father and a German mother, Denalane was exposed to music at a very young age. The newly signed Motown artist is inspired by singers like Aretha Franklin, Letta M’Bulu and Mary J. Blige. She just released her U.S. debut album Let Yourself Be Loved featuring the […]

Singer Kei LaGuins believes music has a responsibility to heal the soul

New songstress Kei LaGuins recalls names like Brian McKnight, Brandy, Monica, Jodeci, Tank, Jagged Edge and Mary J Blige as inspirations for her as a young girl shaping her craft. Today, as an up and coming artist, she believes her polished sound is what separates her from the competition. What is the difference between a […]

Singer Shaleyah shares new music, reveals adjustments during COVID-19

Shaleyah is an international recording and touring artist who represents the essence of R&B, pop and jazz. She has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Essence Music Festival, John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Apollo Theaterin Harlem, New York. The New Orleans resident is currently working on her solo EP and […]

Jamie Foxx shares details about his upcoming Disney movie, ‘Soul’

Jamie Foxx shares details about his upcoming Disney movie, Soul. Disney has delayed the release of the Pixar animated feature as a result of the global health pandemic. The movie was originally supposed to be released in cinemas on June 19, 2020, but has now been pushed back by five months to November 20. The flick, […]

Stevie Wonder suggests a way musicians can pay tribute to the late Bill Withers

Stevie Wonder was planning to hit the studio with late soul legend Bill Withers before his passing. The “Isn’t She Lovely” singer had been in constant contact with the “Ain’t No Sunshine” hitmaker right up until his death from heart complications at age 81 last week and has revealed the pair were planning to play […]

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