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).

Never thought we'd see these two collaborate together, but we like it.

Just weeks after R&B soul singer BJ The Chicago Kid dropped his acclaimed 'In My Mind' album, we sat down with the Chicago crooner to discuss the inspiration behind his latest LP.

BJ The Chicago Kid drops a new outtake from the project featuring TDE's Jay Rock titled "OMG." Listen to Nottz-produced track here.

Fresh off the release of his project "The Night I Went To...," Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh releases a new cut titled "Stars And Lights."

With the arrival of BJ The Chicago Kid's Motown debut just two weeks away, the Chicago crooner releases another song titled "Man Down" featuring Buddy.

BJ The Chicago Kid delivers a six-minute love fest titled "The Resume" featuring Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T.

The fake outrage on social media when the trailer for Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” movie hit the internet was at an all time high. Many rappers…