Essence Music Festival: Day 1

Published: Sunday 6th Jul 2008 by Sam
Essence Music Festival: Day 1
The annual Essence Music Festival kicked off this past Friday, 4th July, in New Orleans. Many an artist made an appearance, performed and whatnot at the event – which took place jointly at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Louisiana Superdome. Check out the pics of Rihanna, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Solange, Bow Wow among others below:
Essence Music Festival: Day 1 Essence Music Festival: Day 1
Essence Music Festival: Day 1Essence Music Festival: Day 1
Essence Music Festival: Day 1 Essence Music Festival: Day 1

Essence Music Festival: Day 1 Essence Music Festival: Day 1
Essence Music Festival: Day 1

Essence Music Festival: Day 1 Essence Music Festival: Day 1
Essence Music Festival: Day 1 Essence Music Festival: Day 1

Essence Music Festival: Day 1Essence Music Festival: Day 1

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  1. jonnyhco July 6, 2008

    i heard people say that chris was alright but kanye tore it out the frame.kanye is an amazing performer

  2. Anonymous July 6, 2008

    Sorry I’m off topic but SAM what is going on with BET? Why do I not see J-Hud’s single on the 106 countdown?

    List of artists on countdown except J-Hud who world premiered her SPOTLIGHT a week ago:

    2P FEAT. RAY J – “You Know Me”
    ACE HOOD FEAT. T-PAIN & RICK ROSS – “Cash Flow”
    ALICIA KEYS – “Teenage Love Affair”
    BIRDMAN FEAT. LIL WAYNE – “I Run This”
    BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY – “Young Thugs”
    BUSTA RHYMES – “Don’t Touch Me”
    BYRD GANG FEAT. J.J., J.S., C.S. – “Splah/Byrd Gang Money”
    CAMP 22 – “Crank Dat Yank”
    CASELY – “Emotional”
    CHRIS BROWN – “Take You Down”
    DAVID BANNER FEAT. CHRIS BROWN – “Get Like Me”
    FAT JOE FEAT. PLIES & DRE – “Ain’t Saying Nothin”
    FLORIDA FEAT. WILL.I.AM – “In The Ayer”
    G-UNIT – “Rider Pt.2”
    GREG STREET PRESENTS NAPPY ROOTS – “Good Day”
    HOT STYLZ FEAT. YUNG JOC – “Lookin Boy”
    KARDINALL OFFISHALL FEAT. AKON – “Dangerous”
    KARINA – “16 @ War”
    KEYSIA COLE – “Heaven Sent”
    LIL JOSH & ERNEST – “Jigga Juice”
    LLOYD FEAT. LIL WAYNE – “Girls Around The World”
    MARIAH CAREY FEAT. TI. – “I’ll Be Loving U Long Time”
    MARIAH CAREY – “Bye Bye”
    NE-YO – “Closer”
    NELLY FEAT. JERMAINE DUPRI & CIARA – “Stepped On My J’z”
    NOEL GORURIDIN – “The River”
    PLIES FEAT. NE-YO – “Bust It Baby Pt.2”
    R. CITY – Losin It
    RAY LAVENDER – “Stay”
    RICK ROSS FEAT. NELLY – “Here I Am”
    RHIANNA – “Take A Bow”
    SEAN KINGSTON FEAT. DJ.K., BIRD., R.R., & J.J. – “Foolish (Remix)”
    SMALL CHANGE FEAT. CHANI & LIL JJ – “Don’t Be Shy”
    SOLANGE – “I Decided Pt.1”
    T.I. – “No Matter What”
    THE GAME FEAT. KEYSHIA COLE – “Pain”
    THE DREAM – “I Luv Your Girl”
    USHER – “Moving Mountains”
    YUNG BERG FEAT. CASHA – “The Business”

    JUST LIKE MICHELLE WAS IT TOO POP OR WAS J-HUD TOO RNB?

  3. Anonymous July 6, 2008

    Looks like Chris Brown stole some of his girlfriend’s pants lol but yeah I heard CB was alright and Kanye was the best.

  4. Anonymous July 6, 2008

    I was at the Essence Festival and Kanye shut it down!! He is an awesome performer.. Chris and J Holiday were ok too..

  5. Anonymous July 6, 2008

    Kanye was awesome. Chris was ok. Rihanna was too short, I think they only gave her 40 minutes. She was pretty good, though. I caught the end of J. Holiday, but I heard he was ok.

  6. juper July 6, 2008

    wow, solange’s son is soo beautiful! aww! look at chilli!!!

  7. Anonymous July 6, 2008

    Kanye did his thing, Chris was good also. Rihanna wasn’t bad, but she wasn’t all that stellar either …but she look very beautiful. J. Holiday was ok.

  8. Anonymous July 6, 2008

    The kid has a monstrous big head and face with a little body. Kind of freaks me out. Anyway, Chris Brown is whack and highly unattractive.

  9. tia July 6, 2008

    i would just like to say first that i saw j.holiday and trey songz in concert a couple of months ago and j.holiday had a GREAT set,better then trey’s,i mean trey was accomadating the women but j.holiday was gettin everybody hype,and his band was really good i wish he had came out with another single (pimp in me)but ah well

    anywho!…kanye is my heart…and i already know he was the best,i didnt have to be there or see it to know it lol,rihanna looks stiff in those pics,chris look like he was singing his heart out. chilli looks cute…..that is all lol

  10. Anonymous July 7, 2008

    Solange seems like such a good mother. She brings Daniel EVERYWHERE it seems and that is hardcore dedication! Keep it up Solange:)

  11. MAJESTY July 8, 2008

    Chilli looks like she is only 25 yrs old.

  12. Anonymous July 9, 2008

    who are those hotties( guy and girl) before chilli and chill with jholiday ‘s picture at the end??? someone please answer…thnx

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