This week we're jamming to hip-hop artists who have rocked the festival stage.
ESSENCE Festival is known for featuring the best funk, soul, and gospel acts on its stage, but we are hip-hop, too! Just ask LL Cool J who leads the pack with seven Essence Fest appearances.
Today we'll head nod to classic records from emcees that have rocked our stage during 4th of July weekend.
Hip-hop fans: Eve, Doug E. Fresh, Naughty By Nature and The Roots will represent at this year's festival. Get your tickets here.