Rhonda Ross, Jhené Aiko, Ari Lennox, MC Lyte, Napoleon Da Legend, and Elle Varner share their thoughts on why Essence Music Festival is a powerful celebration of African-American culture and music.
Backstage at Essence Music Festival 2017 in New Orleans, singer/songwriter Elle Varner praises Burt Bacharach as a major musical influence and discusses her plans for a new acoustic album.
Paris-born, Brooklyn-based rapper Napoleon Da Legend stopped by backstage at Essence Music Festival 2017 to explain how the soul of jazz is integral to hip-hop.
How can an artist stay focused and healthy while touring?
GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriters Jhené Aiko and Remy Ma, and recording artist/actress Teyana Taylor give their perspectives on why self-confidence is more important than ever to a female artist's livelihood and career.
Backstage at Essence Music Festival 2017, artists Yuna, GoldLink, Coline Creuzot, and Rhonda Ross weigh in on their favorite movements and trends in hip-hop today.
Singer/songwriter Yuna outlines plans for her follow-up to 2016's Chapters, naming key production collaborators.
Backstage at Essence Music Festival 2017, GRAMMY winner India.Arie describes why she feels so at home at the festival and how it encompasses what is regal about black women.