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John Phillips

This week we're jamming to hip-hop artists who have rocked the festival stage.

Essence.com
Apr, 07, 2014

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.

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