Over the years, ESSENCE Festival has become known for its electrifying performances each 4th of July weekend but there's so much more to the festival than the performances. Couples, especially will find a ton of great activities to participate in. Here's our top five for couples (in no particular order):
Known as "The Mixtape King", DJ Drama's 'Gangsta Grillz' mixtape series helped solidify him as one of Hip-Hop's most prolific DJs. We had a chance to chat with the infamous DJ about the evolution of DJ culture, his 10 best mixtapes, and what he has in store for the Day Party Series attendees at this year's #EssenceFest.
Over the years, ESSENCE Festival has become known for its electrifying performances each 4th of July weekend but there's so much more to the festival than the performances. Singles, especially will find a ton of great activities to participate in and may even run into some potential boos along the way. Here's our top five for singles (in no particular order):
We all love new music! Whether you're jamming to new hits on your morning commute or during your workout, these 10 songs are perfect to update that playlist on your smartphone or Spotify. Check out the songs we're listening to right now below and get your week started right!
It's Women Empowerment Wednesday and #EssenceFest alum, DJ Beverly Bond is our featured power player! Her brand of #blackgirlmagic uplifts and empowers not only the girls who attend BGR's Queens Camp but every woman and girl who tunes in to the annual Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony. Here are a few reasons why Beverly rocks!
Ne-Yo burst onto the R&B scene in 2006 with his debut album, 'In My Own Words' which spawned hits such as 'So Sick', 'When You're Mad', and 'Sexy Love'. He has since etched his way into contemporary R&B lovers hearts dropping album after album of unforgettable love songs. Today, his first album in 3 years, 'Non-Fiction', was released online and in-stores and we had the chance to check it before it hit iTunes.
Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo has been an R&B force to be reckoned with for the past decade. We all know and love his hit singles, from 'So Sick' to 'Miss Independent' to 'Lazy Love'. In celebration of the release of Ne-Yo's new album, 'Non-Fiction', we decided to dig deep into his catalog and revisit some of the musical jewels that were never released as singles. An ode to the album track, if you will. Here are a few of our faves in no particular order...#Top10 Ne-Yo songs of all-time [Album Tracks Only]:
It’s Women Empowerment Wednesday and #EssenceFest alum and best-selling author, Terry McMillan is yet another woman that empowers us. Her strong, dynamic, female characters and relatable prose have empowered African-American women everywhere for years but the woman behind these characters is even more inspiring. Here are a few little known facts about Terry McMillan:
Over the years, Essence Festival has become known for its electrifying performances each 4th of July weekend but there's so much more to the festival than the performances. Here's our top ten (in no particular order):
Essence Fest 2014 was full of epic moments that had everyone talking for months! As we gear up for this year's Essence Festival, we thought it would be great to relive some of last year's best moments. Here's our top 10 moments from Essence Festival 2014 (in no particular order):
It's Music Monday and we had a chance to check out #EssenceFest alum, Jazmine Sullivan's new album, Reality Show.