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Flaunting incense and an afro, Erykah Badu had her fourth ESSENCE Music Festival performance in 2003.
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At the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival, Ledisi took the stage in her signature crimson locs.
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Songstress Heather Headley graced the 2003 ESSENCE Music Festival stage wearing micro-braids with loose, curled ends.
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Vocal powerhouse Stephanie Mills thrilled audiences at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival with her old school hits and long, flowing curls.
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At the 2005 ESSENCE Music Festival, we spotted Alicia Keys rocking out in chic shades and her trademark cornrows.
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Jada Pinkett Smith visited New Orleans for the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival in an intricate braided up-do.
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Lalah Hathaway delivered her 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival performance wearing freshly twisted locs with honey highlights.
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Neo-soul star Angie Stone serenaded the ESSENCE Music Festival crowd for the first time in 2000 in a big, burgundy afro.
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At the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival, Jill Scott dazzled onstage with her soul-stirring vocals and eye catching afro.
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Ledisi belted her heart out at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival wearing her crave-worthy crimson locs.
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