Backstage at the 2007 Essence Music Festival

Backstage at the 2007 Essence Music Festival
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Ludacris and Dana Dane kick it backstage.

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Chris Brown and Bow Wow chill with Warner Music Group EVP Kevin Liles.

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Back in his hometown, N’awlins bred Anthony Mackie was calm, cool and collected.

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Old school meets new school: rapper/actor Common and the legendary human beat boxer Doug E. Fresh.

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The Wire alum, Wendell Pierce came out to show his support.

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Regina King and Kelly Rowland represent for the ladies.

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Actor/author Hill Harper and ESSENCE Editorial Director, Susan L. Taylor bond.

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Distinguished gentlemen Hill Harper and Tyler Perry get chummy.

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Soul brothers Common and Lyfe Jennings.

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Actress, Regina King and mainstage performer, Robin Thicke give good face.

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Radio personalities Steve Harvey and Russ Parr chop it up.

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Anthony Mackie and Common get their shoulder lean on.

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