Day 1 Of 2023 ‘Essence Festival Of Culture’ Brings Out Ol’ School Artists And More!


The Essence Festival returned to New Orleans this past weekend, powered by a star-studded lineup that featured Ms. Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott and Megan the Stallion! The multi-day festival was held at the Caesars Superdome. Day 1 was full of excitement with performances by Old School Rappers like Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Juvenile, Slick Rick, Doug. E. Fresh, EPMD, T.I. and a host of others. This was to celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary. The also had Ari Lennox and Jonelle Monae in the house! See some of the fun inside….

Big Daddy Kane

Slick Rick


Doug E. Fresh

Lauryn Hill 

Janelle Monáe

Ari Lennox




(Photos by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

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