In between live sets, press conferences and visiting booths in the NOLA Convention Center, we found time to check out the new artists roaming around the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. For this week’s five-track selection, we rounded up videos by the noteworthy up-and-comers we had the chance to see. Get acquainted below.   BJ The Chicago Kid – “Turnin Me Up” (Live) BJ The […]

Looks like T.I. wants a hand in making “Summer Sixteen” great. As he readies the arrival of his tenth studio album, the Atlanta veteran releases a new single titled “Dope” featuring Marsha Ambrosius. The Dr. Dre-produced track includes a sample of the late Aaliyah’s 2001 classic “Rock The Boat.” T.I. is planning to release the visual […]

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Dr. Dre is next up to set the hip hop world ablaze in 2015. Just ahead of the very highly-anticipated N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton hitting theaters in 2 weeks, Dre announced today that he will be releasing his first album since 2001. Dropping the bombshell on his Apple Music Beats 1 show “The Pharmacy,” Dre […]

The late Michael Jackson certainly had the Midas Touch and any artists would be honored to work on music with him. Marsha Ambrosius was his last collaboration before he passed when they produced Butterflies in 2001. She remembers their time together and her stories make us wish Michael Jackson all over again.

Marsha Ambrosius‘ second solo album, “Friends & Lovers,” drops July 15 and she can’t contain her excitement about it. In this exclusive interview with the singer, she spoke about how “Friends & Lovers” is a continuation from her debut “experimental” album, “Late Nights and Early Mornings,” and gets real about her sexuality. She also spoke candidly about the […]

For her second album “Friends & Lovers,” soul singer Marsha Ambrosius has really gotten in touch with her sexuality. In her latest video for the Sade cover “Stronger Than Pride,” Ambrosius makes a love scene with her boo. In the black-and-white clip, we see Marsha waking up next to her man after a night of […]

  R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius is back with an emotional duet with R&B superstar Ne-Yo. Titled “Without You,’ the song finds the singers discussing the sad state their lives are in since their significant others left them. As part of the hook, the former Floetry member sings, “This loneliness has taken over me.” “Without You” […]

When Adele swept the Grammy Awards in 2012 with her now zillion selling album “21” we were in awe.  Of course it was one of the best albums of the year and from the moment we heard “Rolling In The Deep” most knew it would go the distance.  While Adele is still winning Grammys she […]

How far would you go to support the person you love? Singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius takes it to the streets for her man in her latest video “Cold War.” The track “Cold War” is about a couple staying together through the good and bad times. In the video, Marsha’s man played by “The Wire’s” Michael K. […]

Many fans wondered why New York rapper Saigon didn’t release his debut album until he left Atlantic records in 2010. On his latest song “Game Changer,” Saigon explains the struggles he’s faced within the music industry. Lifted off his second project The Greatest Story Never Told 2: Bread & Circuses, “Game Changer” features a vocal […]

Singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius has been hard at work on her second solo effort Friends & Lovers. Before she releases that, Ambrosius is getting freaky in her video for the sexy song “F**k N Get It Over With.” The racy jam paints a portrait of two people knowing they will never prevail as a couple and […]

British soul singer Marsha Ambrosius won fans over when she debuted with Floetry in 2002 and kept the momentum going with her debut solo album Late Nights, Early Mornings. Now, she’s ready to start talking about her upcoming second project. Marsha spoke to Essence about status of the album and the sound fans will hear […]