STAR STUDIO HIGHLIGHTS MUSIQ SOULCHILD AND JAZMINE SULLIVAN
Rolling Out branches into television via digital format
Musiq Soulchild speaks with Rolling Out’s Publisher/CEO Munson Steed
ATLANTA – Neo Soul stars Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan sat down with Steed Media Group and rolling out CEO/founder Munson Steed for a LIVE edition of the magazine’s dynamic television brand extension series Star Studio on Sunday, January 25th at the Balzar Theater at Herren located in midtown Atlanta. Created by Steed, Star Studio is an online celebrity resource featured on rollingout.com with the long form video on their multicultural platform hip hop music on demand. Star Studio has garnered the support of national celebrities who have agreed to share business insights and challenges they have overcome on their journey to stardom.With a mission to educate and uplift those with aspirations in the arts and entertainment, Star Studio offered fans the opportunity to have an intimate experience on Sunday, January 25th with two of urban music’s most cherished artists. Steed welcomed a studio audience of over 200 of Atlanta media, tastemakers and students from local colleges and universities to hear life lessons and inspirational anecdotes from both Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan. “Star Studio empowers our
readers to participate in the creation of our television brand by offering behind the scenes access to talent,” says Steed. “Star Studio is digital and broadcast focused, utilizing social media currency
created during the filming of Star Studio to encourage return visits to the site and of course our television channel. Rolling out will continue to create culturally relevant television and digital content on our modern media platforms.”
Musiq Soulchild gave a glimpse into his life on upcoming projects.“Labels can tell you what sells records but I don’t think they can define what “good music” is. The people determine that.” Musiq
then gave a special performance of his hit single “Yes”, followed by an intimate Q&A session with the audience. Jazmine Sullivan entered Star Studio to a standing ovation from the audience resulting from her recent album release, “Reality Show.” Jazmine spoke candidly spoke about her hiatus from music. “Many people thought I took a break from music because I had a problem with the industry. It wasn’t that, I had dedicated a part of myself to a relationship that wasn’t good for me. Many times we lose ourselves giving everything to someone else and that’s not right,” Jazmine shared. She expressed a newfound outlook on music after the break and shared her excitement about the initial reception from her new album, which was released early January. Jazmine surprised the audience by singing a snippet of her song In Love With Another Man. Later Steed surprised Sullivan with a musical tribute by Epic recording artist Curtis Fields. Fields performed two songs from Jazmine’s debut album, Fearless.
The Star Studio audience voiced enjoying stories and shared experiences from both Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan on their perspective journeys through music and life.
Munson Steed with Singer Jazmine Sullivan and “RHOA” Star Demetria McKinney
(Left) Epic Records Artist Curtis Fields sings Jazmine Sullivan Tribute, (Right) Munson Steed with singers Jazmine Sullivan and Musiq Souldchild on the red carpet
(Left) Kandi Burrus’ manager Don Juan walks the red carpet, (Right) Atlanta’s Socialite and Philanthropist Bo Talley
Muson Steed speaks with Jazmine Sullivan for Star Studio Live