What makes Essence Fest so magical? 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.
We took a beat with Lyte backstage to hear about the all-star female rap event she put together for the 25th ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans and much more.
A week ahead of the release of her second album, ‘Ellevation,’ Elle Varner told us why she keeps coming back to ESSENCE: “You get to be with your people in such a loving, welcoming, rich environment.”
Join us on Randall's Island for exclusive backstage interviews and coverage from N.Y.C.'s summer kickoff festival.
We hung out with Lennox just after her stellar performance at Roots Picnic to hear more about her debut album, life on the road and why representing dark-skinned black women means everything.
Go backstage in downtown Miami as we take you inside the action at dance music's first big festival of the year.
Nestled south of Lady Bird Lake, find out how South Congress brings vintage charm to life.
Dubbed the "adult dirty 6th" by residents, find out why the iconic area of Austin is the place for anyone looking "for a party."
Feel the pulse of the beating heart of Austin's live music scene with our exclusive look at one of the city's most vibrant stretches of road.
The four-time GRAMMY-winning rapper/producer is celebrated by a who's who of music at the ninth annual event.
Get the full story behind the GRAMMY-winning bluesman's reinterpretation of the classic year-end folk song.
Watch Superfruit take the One Take challenge and dish on their favorite LGBTQ icons, dream venues, what they love about good audiences, and more.
You've heard it many times over, but do you know the history of this definitive Christmas song?
Learn the Christmas story behind one of the most beloved holiday soundtracks of all time.
Learn more about the hit soundtrack to the 2000 Coen Brothers' film and its unique place in GRAMMY history.
Learn how the singer/songwriter's first post-Beatles release vaulted him into the solo spotlight on this GRAMMY-nominated triple album.