Producer/engineer Misha Kachkachishvili, studio owner and lead engineer at New Orleans' own Esplanade Studios, dishes on how he learned to be a producer, creating Esplanade and where the real magic heard on a record comes from.
The Bay Area-born, L.A.-based rapper sat down with us to talk about her viral rise, what we can expect with new music, the first concert she ever attended and more.
The Kenyan-American singer recently stopped by the Recording Academy for our latest episode of Up Close & Personal, and shared what fans can expect on her next LP (more of her) and explained the empowering backstory behind "Swalalala."
The soulful singer/songwriter talks backstage at ESSENCE Fest about his new album, making sensitive music and more.
Christian "King" Combs stoped by backstage at ESSENCE Fest to talk about his new EP, Cyncerely, C3, what it was like working with City Girls and how he's inspired by his father's Bad Boy legacy.
One half of the fire-hot Miami rap duo tells us how she and JT write songs, how natural it was working with Cardi, what being at ESSENCE Fest means to her and more.
Join us in the Big Easy for exclusive backstage interviews and coverage from the 25th ESSENCE Festival.
The infectiously energetic entertainer tells us how he got connected with the festival and what fans can expect from his heart-racing live show.
The singer stopped by backstage at ESSENCE Fest to talk about her background and more.
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.”
Find out who's joining BJ The Chicago Kid on his upcoming album, how he feels about playing ESSENCE and more in our exclusive backstage interview with the GRAMMY nominee at the the 25th ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans.
GRAMMY nominated artist Rapsody sat down with us backstage at the 25th ESSENCE Festival to talk about the influential musical lineage of Black women who inspired her new album, Eve.
"When ESSENCE asked me to be a part [of the festival] again, I said 'I just don't want to play it again, I've played it before, let's do something special,'" Morton told the Recording Academy
PJ Morton is interviewed in the one-on-one room at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.