The 2018 ESSENCE Festival lineup is filled with iconic entertainers who have given us some of the most magical moments of our time that will forever hold a special place in our culture. From Fantasia’s ‘American Idol’ win, to Janet’s ‘Pleasure Principal’ video, to Blackstreet’s ‘Booty Call’, there’s no shortage of praise-worthy career moments among this year’s Festival performers.
As we continue to celebrate Black history month today and all year long, here’s a look back at some of our favorites.
Idris Elba's Breakout Performance As Stringer Bell On 'The Wire'
Jill Scott Performs 'He Love Me' On Oprah
112 Teams Up With Biggie For The 'Only You' Remix
Mary J. Blige Tells Us She's Not Gon' Cry
Janet Jackson Goes AWFF In Her 'Pleasure Principle' Video
Erykah Badu Performs "Tyrone" Live..And It Becomes The Song's Official Music Video
The Roots feat. Erykah Badu & Eve - "You Got Me"
Snoop Dogg - "Gin & Juice"
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - La Di Da Di
MC Lyte on Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down" Remix
Kelly Price's "Friend Of Mine (Remix)" Video
Fantasia Wins American Idol
Wreckx n Effect - "Rump Shaker"
Blackstreet's "Booti Call"