Esperanza Spalding, the four-time Grammy Award winning jazz bassist, cellist and singer, will take the ESSENCE Fest stage for the first time in 2015. The 30-year-old songstress has graced stages all over the world with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Prince and Alicia Keys.
Underneath all of her accolades and accomplishments, Esperanza speaks out against various injustices against women and more. She has her own initiative to stop human trafficking called Free the Slaves and was a part of Lifetime’s Ban Bossy campaign. These qualities and more make her a perfect pick for #WomanCrushWednesday. If you have yet to fall in love with her exceptional self-composed music or her soft yet powerful singing voice, it’s about time you give her a try, especially before she hits the #EssenceFest stage.
Eric Roberson is gearing up to perform at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival by blessing his fans with new material. Earlier today, he released a new video for his song, I’m Not Trying to Keep Score. Watch it, here.read more...
ESSENCE Fest fave and everyone’s favorite uncle, Charlie Wilson played to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last night. His tour, Forever Charlie, is the first arena tour for the legendary singer.read more...
2015 has been a major year for everyone's favorite rap-tivist and 2015 #EssenceFest performer, Common. Oscar wins aside, he has always been a man who stands for his rights and the rights of the community. While we totally love him for his mind, the fact that he looks great is also a plus.
Whether he's attending a nationally televised award show or doing press, Common's suit game is on a whole other level. We decided to gather a few moments to remind you why he is the perfect #ManCrushMonday pick.view gallery...