• ESSENCE Festival 2021 Performers Lineup So Far: Jazmine Sullivan, DJ Khaled & Friends, Kirk Franklin & More

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    Loading the player... By Rachaell Davis · June 22, 2021June 22, 2021 The countdown to the 2021 ESSENCE Festival of Culture is winding down! In addition to culture-shifting conversations and exciting interactive demonstrations, the heartbeat of our Festival experience has always been the nighttime concerts. This year's evening concert lineup is bringing just the right balance of new music we can't get enough of, nostalgic vibes from timeless music we'll love forever and a taste of what's to come from our rising artists behind the music that will carry the culture forward. Get your watch...
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  • Jazmine Sullivan On Starting Therapy And Making Epic Music Through Heartbreak And Sisterhood

    Jazmine Sullivan On Starting Therapy And Making Epic Music Through Heartbreak And Sisterhood

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    Photography Brad Ogbonna By Keyaira Boone · June 22, 2021June 22, 2021 Jazmine Sullivan crashed into our hearts, busting windows out of cars and with her latest project Heaux Tales she continues to channel her pain and anger into a fiery brand of vocal magic. “I don't want to believe that I'm my best when I'm heartbroken, but a lot of inspiration does come from heartbreak. And it hits a different way if you are going through things personally. Especially if that's what you like to write about-and I do write a lot of heartbreak songs, because I've been in a lot of bad relationships that...
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  • Jazmine Sullivan's 8 Best Song Covers

    Jazmine Sullivan's 8 Best Song Covers

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    By D'Shonda Brown · June 22, 2021June 22, 2021 Jazmine Sullivan has one of the most melodically distinctive voices in the music industry -and that's undeniable. Whether it be the Philly bred singer's own debut album Fearless or her first extended play Heaux Tales released earlier this year, Sullivan is an artist who can deliver vocals any time, any place. And when she adds her own flare to timeless songs by icons such as Prince and Aretha Franklin, that's the icing on the cake. When the star of our July/August ESSENCE Festival of Culture issue sat down to chat with Issa Rae about her...
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