Essence is a monthly lifestyle magazine covering fashion, beauty, entertainment, and culture, aimed at a female, African-American readership.
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Ashford & Simpson, Marvin Gaye: Entertainers: Ashford and Simpson
Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Essence, December 1973
"OH, I JUST love Marvin Gaye," Valerie Simpson says, bouncing up and down with all the enthusiasm of an avid fan. "He's such a beautiful ...
Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, Melba Moore, Wayne Shorter, War: Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony: Hustling Up The Charts
Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Essence, 1975
EVEN THOUGH he has been writing, arranging and producing hit records since 1961, Van McCoy is still technically a newcomer. He is of that breed ...
The Isley Brothers: 3 + 3 = Super Success
Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Essence, May 1975
UNTIL 3+3, the career of the Isley Brothers had been marked by a strange pattern; after a tremendous hit record, the group would seemingly disappear ...
Solange's A Seat At the Table Is The Epitome of #Woke Music
Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Essence, 3 October 2016
Solo comes with Nina Simone, 'Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair' levels of intra-cultural adoration all over A Seat at the Table. ...
Chance the Rapper, H.E.R., PartyNextDoor, Tiwa Savage, Bryson Tiller, Yuna: Grammy Newbies: Breakout Artists Making Their First Grammys Appearance
Guide by Miles Marshall Lewis, Essence, 11 February 2017
Six artists you may have already heard of who will be gracing the Grammys red carpet for the first time. ...
Prince: Sheila E. Opens Up About What It Was Really Like Creating Timeless Music With Prince
Interview by Miles Marshall Lewis, Essence, 14 July 2017
One of the most iconic female musicians of our time shares details about her musical journey and her many collaborations with legendary entertainer Prince. ...
Ayo: Nigerian-German Singer Ayo Didn't Go Into Music To Make Pop Hits And Is Unapologetic About It
Interview by Miles Marshall Lewis, Essence, 2 March 2018
ANYONE ATTEMPTING to prove the redemptive power of music needs to look no further than the Nigerian chanteuse, Ayo. ...
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