ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

Snoop Dogg has been receiving tons of high remarks for his new album BUSH, and now he’s making sure to keep us entertained with some visuals.…


Check out Snoop Dogg’s New Single “Peaches N Cream” featuring Uncle Charlie and let us know if you think it’s hot or nah by voting on our poll below!

Good things have happened when Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg team up. This is the duo who’s brought us “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and…

Singer Charlie Wilson is a legendary talent in the R&B world. ince he’s been in the game for more than thirty years, he’s earned the…

From fashion fails to a phenomenal legendary tribute to Uncle Charlie, it’s safe to say BET brought the heat this year with the BET Awards…

Uncle Charlie Wilson got a chance to stop by the Box Studios for a quick interview with Rob G.  Of course “The General” had to hit him with random questions he always wanted to ask! Check out the interview below.  Ooooooweeeee!! [ooyala code=”4zOXJ2NDpraOhdyklyEe2MsvaWeb0jY0″] MORE EXCLUSIVES: EXCLUSIVE: Roland Martin’s Memorial Day Cookout Rules! Waka Flocka Addresses […]

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Earlier today Essence Magazine announced the lineup to their annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans July 6 – 8. Mary J. Blige, Fantasia Aretha Franklin, Charlie Wilson, SWV, Dru Hill, Ledisi, Estelle, Goapele, Vivian Green, and many more are slated to perform over the three-day event. Click here to check out the full roster. […]

Kanye West stole the show during the Essence Music Festival closing down day two of the three day event. Many concert goers told AC of HOT 102.7 that Kanye could have had a whole day alone and that it was the best show they had ever seen. During Kanye’s show he stopped his music to […]


2011 is shaping up to be a big year for black music on the festival circuit in the United States.  The lineup for the 17th annual Essence Music Festival was announced and features such heavyweights as Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott amongst others.

LOVING this new "Lord Lord Lord" leak from Kanye! The track feature Charlie Wilson, Mos Def, Raekwon and Swizz Beats. Enjoy!