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The Grammys has announced plans to stop using the word “urban” to describe music of Black origin in their awards categories. When the prestigious awards ceremony returns in 2021, the Recording Academy will replace the Best Urban Contemporary Album category with the title Best Progressive R&B Album. A spokesperson said: “This change includes a more…

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ONE Musicfest, the largest two-day urban progressive music festival in the Southeast is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Rolling out spoke with J. Carter, the founder of ONE Musicfest, about what makes it special. How are you able to promote ONE Musicfest and get people to come out? I think the benefit of what…

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Being the new face of Miami’s most prestigious hip-hop label, Slip-N-Slide Records, might be daunting for some, but not for 19-year-old singer Teenear. Teenear is equipped to fulfill her duties as an entertainer and provide the best content for her audience. Her unique pop-urban sound is definitely drawing attention. Teenear credits hard work, dedication, and guidance from…

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OVO Sound artist PARTYNEXTDOOR blessed Chicago’s House of Blues stage. PARTYNEXTDOOR performed his top hits off his latest two mix tapes, titled PARTYNEXTDOOR and PARTYNEXTDOOR Two. The Canadian singer, who hails from Mississauga, Ontario; teamed up with world-renowned artist Drake on his studio hits “Own It” and “Come Thru,” from the album Nothing Was the…

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Bringing high fashion and urban fashion together in one look is Kanye’s fashion niche.  Sporting bright colors, exotic prints and materials, and even creating his own fashion accessories, makes Kanye West the most fashionable rapper-producer to date.  He’s not afraid to stand out — in fact, he basks in the spotlight. Take a look at…

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Mindless Behavior, the hottest Pop group with a hip hop/r&b swag, has taken the young world by storm, your daughter’s hearts in the palm of their hands, and who better to do so! Mindless Behavior are the young men of your daughter’s dreams and the key to proving love still exists between young black men…

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I awoke early on the morning of September 11, 2001. The night before, I gathered all the paperwork I needed for the case. I also checked my train schedule in the hope of catching an earlier train into the city. Through my bathroom window, I could see that it was going to be a beautiful…

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On the last day of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting, President Clinton announced that, when fully funded and implemented, over 50 initiatives will create 124,000 jobs, provide approximately 364,000 Americans with job training and support entrepreneurship with $265 million in investments or loans. CGI America was held June 29-30, 2011, in Chicago.…

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