Rachaell Davis
May, 21, 2018

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival is less than two months away and in addition to an endless list of amazing entertainers on the mainstage, we've also got much in store for this year's Superlounges.

ESSENCE Festival 2018 tickets are on sale now! For more info and the latest news, visit our Festival page HERE.

Among the many talented artists who will be heating up one of our 4 Superlounge stages in the Superdome is none other than R&B crooner, Ro James. We recently caught up with Ro just as he released his new EP, Smoke —and announced a joint tour with BJ The Chicago Kid— to bring us into his world of music, sexiness and originality.

Check out the video above to hear what Ro had to say about his new EP, what he wishes he'd known before getting into the music industry, why you absolutely cannot miss him at this year's Festival and more.