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By Compiled by Shonassee Shaver, Sentinel Contributing Writer
Published April 28, 2016

Drake to release his fourth studio album Views From The 6 with hot singles “Pop Style” and “One Dance”

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The 6 God, rapper and singer will release his fourth studio album, Views From The 6 April 29 with featured single “Summer Sixteen.” Earlier this month, Drake released “Pop Style” featuring Jay Z and Kanye West. According to eurweb.com, “One Dance” has Drake singing the entire song in his croon vocals, complimented by WizKid and Kyla. “Pop Style” has the trio rhyming over an ominous beat. Drake goes as big as possible for the features on “Pop Style,” cleverly hidden as Kanye West and Jay Z collobrative album The Throne.” Both songs debuted within the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.

From Mariah Carey to The Clark Sisters, the who’s who of music headlines the 2016 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL

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While residing in Las Vegas for her residency show, Mariah #1 to Infinity at Caesar’s Palace, Mariah Carey headlines with Kendrick Lamar, Maxwell, Ciara and many more for the 2016 Essence Music Festival. The annual festival headlines powerhouses and influential speakers, taking place in New Orleans, Lousiana from July 1st through July 3rd at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Performing for this year’s mainstage is New Edition, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Estelle, Charlie Wilson, Common, Jeremih, Puff Daddy & The Family and Andra Day. Along with mainstage performances, there will be intimate performances given by Daley, Eric Bellinger, The Internet, Tweet, V. Bozeman, Zakes Bantwini, Skye Wanda, Doug E. Fresh, Tink, Jidenna, Lalah Hathaway, Wizkid, MC Lyte, Dej Loaf, Leon Bridges, Kehlani, Robert Glasper and a host of others in The Essence Superlounge. Aside from the musical performance, the festival offers Essence Empowerment Experience Speakers seminar, including high profile figures, Cookie Johnson, Iyanla Vanzant, Grammy nominated, multiple award-winning recording artist Kierra Sheard, Misty Copeland, Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton, Tyra Banks, Yolanda Adams, actress Patina Miller, Phaedra Parks, sixth season of BET’s “Sunday Best” Tasha Page-Lockhart, Terry McMillan, Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Travis Greene and Multi-Grammy Award winning and Gospel legends The Clark Sisters will be honored at this year’s Essence Festival. Go to www.essence.com to purchase tickets for the 2016 Essence Festival and check for updates.

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa kick off ‘The HIGH ROAD SUMMER TOUR” presented by Merry Jane

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Multi-platinum selling artists Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will kick off a 33-city North American co-headline summer tour dubbed ‘The High Road Summer Tour’ this July. Well known as kindred spirits for their creative collaborations in music and film, Snoop and Wiz are taking ‘The High Road’ this summer together on a nationwide tour. The duo will take the stage for the first time together in a one-of-a-kind joint performance, ripping back-to-back through all their hits, new songs, and smash collaborations like “You and Your Friends” and the Grammy-nominated anthem “Young, Wild and Free.” The summer tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL and hit markets including Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston and San Diego before wrapping up at White River Amphitheatre on Friday, September 2 in Auburn, WA. Kevin Gates, Jhene Aiko, Casey Veggies and DJ Drama will be special guests on all dates on The High Road Summer Tour. Visit www.MERRYJANE.com for details and tickets.

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