As we reach the midpoint of the year 2017, the really good folks at ROLLING OUT Magazine have done the heavy lifting to research DJ KHALED And OTHER STARS POISED To CONQUER 2017!!!
Why He Matters: The moment I knew that DJ Khaled was officially “a thing” was when my grandmother asked me, “hey, have you ever heard of this funny guy named DJ Khaled?” Uh, yes, grandma. But he’s much more than a funny guy who chronicles his every waking move on social media. DJ Khaled is officially a hit maker, whose self-belief has turned him into an irresistible force in pop culture.
Amber Stevens West
Why She Matters: She’s never just been a pretty face. And for the remainder of 2017, Amber Stevens West appears poised to further cement her status as a talented leading lady. With the return of the critically acclaimed breakout hit “The Carmichael Show,” as well as her return to the big screen in multiple vehicles, we will be hearing a lot more from West in the coming months.
Why He Matters: We first began to take notice of Jackson’s immense talent during the sophomore season of “American Crime.” But with the release of the Netflix hit “Burning Sands,” and the announcement of Jackson being a major player in the Yara Shahidi spinoff “College-ish,” things are nicely lining up for this to officially be his breakout year.
Why He Matters: A new film (Sleight), and a new album (Connection), only begin to tell the story of why we should all be paying more attention to Jacob Latimore. As quiet as it’s kept, Hollywood may be grooming him to be the next big thing. The Milwaukee native seems up for the challenge.
Why He Matters: Sure, the latest installation of the Fast & Furious franchise has already earned enough money to purchase a third-world country through foreclosure, but that is just a small part of why you should pay attention to what Luda is doing in 2017. From an infectious new single (“Vitamin D”), to his role in “Fear Factor’s” television revival, the effect of Luda in 2017 will be felt for months to come.