#MCM: The Talented Men of ESSENCE Fest 2015 (Updated!)

In celebration of their talent, poise, swagger and good looks, we're highlighting the men performing at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival.

Gia Peppers Apr, 06, 2015

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Actor Kevin Hart attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.  He'll bring the laughs to ESSENCE Fest 2015 in July.

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Kendrick Lamar will make his ESSENCE Fest debut in 2015.

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Actor Common attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.

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With the release of his new album "Love, Sex & Passion," Raheem DeVaughn is set to bring all three to the Essence Fest 2015 stage.

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The original human beatbox will make his return to the Super Lounge this year.

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ESSENCE Fest alum Bilal brings a different level of soul to the EF lineup, leaving audiences wanting more every time he hits the stage.

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Slick Rick is ready to rule the 2015 ESSENCE Fest stage.

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With more buzz growing about singer Mali Music each day, ESSENCE Fest is excited to have this talent in our 2015 line up.

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New Orleans native Mystikal will join his No Limit family to light up the ESSENCE Festival Main Stage.

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2015 ESSENCE Fest performers Nico & Vinz were spotted on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.  With their high energy music, these handsome young men are sure to make their mark on stage this summer.

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Robert Glasper is one of the hottest Jazz musicians in the game that has collaborated with the likes of fellow #EssenceFest performer, Erykah Badu. If you love Robert, you'll like...

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Rap legend Kool Moe Dee is ready to bring the original hip hpo, East Coast flavor to New Orleans for ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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...Philadelphia native and gifted trombonist, Jeff Bradshaw, who is also set to perform at ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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A former schoolteacher, this New Orleans based rapper has already collaborated with chart topping Christian rapper, Lecrae and had DJ Mannie Fresh host his 2012 mixtape The Focus Tape.  Now with a major label deal and his first national release scheduled for this year, this lyricist is ready to add his name right next to his counterparts.

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...Eric Roberson. Another soulful crooner that loves to celebrate women.

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Charlie Wilson performed at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.

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Kem attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

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We are honored to have legendary civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton at the 2015 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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Powerful Gospel artist and performer Deitrick Haddon will return to the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience stage in July, 2015.

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Fitness guru and creator of "Hip Hop Abs," Shaun T., will be on hand to kick your fitness routine into gear during the 2015 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience and Empower U.

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Dr. Deepak Chopra is known for his powerful words of inspiration and life-changing meditation methods.  This year, he will make his ESSENCE Fest debut during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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Matchmaker, television host and former ESSENCE.com contributor Paul C. Brunson will be on hand at ESSENCE Fest 2015 to help you live your best life-- especially, your best love life.

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Adrian Marcel performs in concert at Irving Plaza in New York City.