Essence Music Festival

Hip Hop At The Fest

The ESSENCE Festival brings together entertainers from all genres of music, including Hip Hop. With the announcement of Nas headlining our festival kick-off concert 'Now Playing,' we take a look at some of Hip Hop's biggest entertainers rocking the stage and enjoying the festivities.

Photo Credit: Douglas Mason

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  1. @essencefest: @ShePrissy1 two solid selections!
  2. @essencefest: Here's a glimpse at some of the James Brown's original costumes we saw at #ESSENCEFest. Who's ready for #GetOnUp?! http://t.co/eWGa901Lb9
  3. @essencefest: RT @CuzICan_DJ: WATCH: @RealMichelleW Performing At @essencefest 2014; Read: http://t.co/5zlkdTUFVx via @djmusicsite @unexpectedMW http://?
  4. @essencefest: RT @joetnewman: Great shot by @chadoubre during our @essencefest trip. http://t.co/XEOVpe3PRD
  5. @essencefest: Quiet Storm: "Smooth Operator" by the one and only Sade. http://t.co/vEkjAaDZSc
  6. @essencefest: Rush Hour Jam: "Love of My Life" by Common feat. Ms. Badu. (Common's new joint drops tomorrow!) http://t.co/zabFl1ZYDG
  7. @essencefest: RT @solasingles: This was the best @essencefest yet! To prove it, here are my "Top Ten Essence Festival Moments." http://t.co/iomaqchh6o #E?
  8. @essencefest: RT @SarahDJakes: Yes! RT @hw_1star: Love embraces who you are inspires you to become better. #pg.83 #lost&found SarahDJakes

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