Filmmaker Jordan Crafton outlines path to success

Jordan Crafton wanted it, so he got it. The award-winning filmmaker and founder of JDC Films has worked with Nickelodeon, Nick Cannon, “Wild N’ Out” and MTV. In a recent interview with rolling out, he discussed his latest project and gave an in-depth look at how he got to where he is today. You just […]

John Legend producing Bernie Mac biopic

It’s been almost 13 years since The Original Kings of Comedy star Bernie Mac died on Aug. 9, 2008, from complications of pneumonia as he battled the inflammatory cells disease sarcoidosis. While his timeless material still keeps people in stitches so he’ll never be forgotten, his life story is in the works to hit the […]

BeBe Winans discusses favorite performance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater

Smokey Robinson and BeBe Winans at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the HBO Film The Apollo (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for Steed Media Service)

Gospel legend BeBe Winans discusses his most memorable performance at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. He also talked about the cultural significance of the theater and Harlem itself while on the red carpet of Tribeca Film Festival’s opening night at the premiere of the HBO film The Apollo.

How 25 years of the Wu Tang Clan created a hip-hop cult

In anticipation of the release of the Showtime four-part limited docuseries “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” on Friday, May 10, 2019, and a screening with all living members in attendance on April 25, 2019, during the Tribeca Film Festival (limited tickets still available), we compiled a list of 10 classic Wu-Tang Clan songs that […]

Kobe Bryant scores with ‘Dear Basketball’ short film

Retired NBA player and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant and his family were at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival for a screening of Bryant’s Dear Basketball short film inspired by his writing. Rolling out spoke exclusively with the Black Mamba about his writing skills and his wife Vanessa Bryant about the next chapter in her husband’s life. […]

A$AP Rocky, CRWN team up with Hennessy V.S

In conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival, Hennessy V.S teamed up with two NYC- raised hip-hop heavyweights for a night of in-depth discussion on all things music, fashion and art, at Spring Studios. Veteran hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson and A$AP Rocky dove headfirst into the “Multiply” rapper’s aspirations. After nods to both Kendrick Lamar and […]

Rhymefest debuts touching documentary ‘In My Father’s House’ at Tribeca Film Festival

Awarding-winning Chicago rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith made a big splash over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival with the premiere of his documentary, In My Father’s House. The stirring film takes a close look at the Grammy-winning rapper’s efforts to re-establish a relationship with his estranged father, Brian Tillman. Over the course of a year, Rhymefest purchases […]

Robert De Niro, Raekwon attend ‘Time Is Illmatic’ premiere

The TriBeCa Film Festival premiered Time Is Illmatic, a feature documentary that looks back at the genesis of hip-hop star Nas’ seminal debut album, Illmatic. The premiere featured notables from hip-hop and Hollywood, including Wu-Tang Clan rhymer Raekwon and Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro.

Nas reminisces about accidentally leaking ‘Illmatic’

Here’s some hip-hop trivia for you: Did you know one of the reasons Nas’ classic debut album, Illmatic, only consisted of 10 songs was due to the rush of its release because the album was leaked by Nas himself? During a recent interview with “Revolt Live,” Nas tells of how he unintentionally leaked his album by […]

TriBeCa Film Festival: ‘Booker’s Place a Mississippi Story’

View more videos at: In 1965, filmmaker Frank De Fellita interviewed Booker Wright, an African-American waiter in Mississippi. It forever changed Wright’s life. De Fellita returned recently to Mississippi to examine the repercussions of the fateful interview.

Quincy Jones Honored at Tribeca Film Festival

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival hosted a special tribute to the legendary Quincy Jones, a 27-time Grammy Award winner, at Hiro Ballroom in New York. As part of a new initiative, TFI presented a special Legacy Celebration to honor Quincy Jones for his contributions to cinema and music as well as his philanthropic efforts across […]