2008 ESSENCE Music Festival Flashback: Day 2

Hip-hop legend MC Lyte greets fans in the Superdome.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Hip-hop legend MC Lyte greets fans in the Superdome.

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Journalist Ed Gordon, guest, Bishop T.D Jakes and CNN and ESSENCE correspondent Roland S. Martin prepare to advocate change at the Essence Empowerment Seminar Series.

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Chicago Bears Defensive End and 2007 Do Right Man Adewale Ogunleye enjoys the festivities with ESSENCE cover girl Sanaa Lathan.

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Rapper LL Cool J, Warner Music Group exec Kevin Liles and singer Musiq Soulchild hang out in the wings of the Superdome.

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Actors Boris Kodjoe and Keshia Knight Pulliam greet each other backstage.

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2008 Do Right Man Lance Gross, left, Tasha Smith and Rev. Al Sharpton get comfy on the Superlounge couch.

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Roland S. Martin, left, Bill Cosby, Tom Joyner and wife Donna Richardson Joyner find spare time between seminars to catch up.

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Ed Gordon and LL Cool J chat before making their rounds backstage.

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Carl Thomas enjoys a little rest and relaxation in the Superlounge.

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Singer Dwele shows off his best B-boy stance.

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“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” stars Larramie Shaw, left, and Lance Gross promote the show with Tyler Perry Studios supervising producer and 2008 ESSENCE Do Right Man Roger Bobb.

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