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Nicki Minaj Collaborates With Rap Snacks For Signature “Barbie-Que” Flavor

Minaj formally announced the partnership at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture.

Times A Changin’: Luke James And Goapele On The Effects Of A Fast-Paced Music Industry

Before Soundcloud, Spotify and Snapchat, artists released their music and connected with fans the old-fashioned way. Whether it be on tour or during a backstage…

Floetry Will Trigger Early 2000s Nostalgia With A New Summer Tour

There’s nothing like getting that old thing back. Musically, that is. Former neo-soul duo, Floetry, has decided to bridge their 10-year gap and go on tour. Following…

Events and Festivals to Plan For in 2015

Now that the holidays are over and we no longer have to worry about purchasing gifts for other people, it’s time invest in ourself and schedule a get away or two. Plus…

Prince To Headline 2014 Essence Music Festival

ESSENCE is about to party like its 1999 for its 20th anniversary. Legendary singer/songwriter Prince has been announced as the headlining act for the 2014 Music Fest…

Beyoncé to Headline 2013 Essence Music Festival

If you thought Beyoncé was done with the Superdome, you thought wrong. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will stop in New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival on July…

LisaRaye, Lance Gross, Trey Songz & More Come Out to Celebrate Kevin Hart’s Bday Down in New Orleans

Last night Kevin Hart partied hard at the Saint Hotel down in New Orleans for his 33rd birthday. The Hennessy V.S and Essence Celebration brought out Oscar winner Denzel…

Shaheem Reid’s 7 Entertainment Picks For The First Half Of Summer

Don’t worry, there is still plenty of time left in the Summer. But at the midway point, veteran writer Shaheem Reid takes a look back at the first half and tells us all…

VIBE Scene: Essence Music Fest/Ford Motors 4th of July Weekend [Video/Photos]

New Orleans was on cajun fire this 4th of July weekend as Essence Magazine rolled into town for the 18th annual Essence Music Festival. Celebrity spotting (Kanye West, Ma…