"Kendrick Lamar is my soul brother – a proud, bold and fearless Black man. I feel a sense of solidarity. When he rhymes, we rhyme. Given recent events in the nation and the world, who better to conclude ESSENCE Fest than Kendrick Lamar?" writes Felice León.
Did you know that the soon-to-be 29-year-old used to play in two girl bands?
The singer and new mom said that she cries at night praying for the young Black men of our country.
“Music is a lot about empowerment,” said Vincent "Vinz" Dery.
ESSENCE Festival first timer Adrian Marcel talks mentorship, music and what it means to be a Black man today.
Our favorite 90's R&B singers dish on the tracks that kept them dancing.
“We’re blessed to have a nice catalog of records that we’ll be able to sing forever,” says RL of 90's group, NEXT.