King has released new music this morning in the guise of "Mr. Chameleon" which is due for a full song release on July 1st!
They are due to perform at the ESSENCE Festival in 2 weeks!-DocFB
Diagnosis: I ran into KING a couple of weeks ago for a hot second. Wish we were able to talk more about future projects. See U in a future Spreecast for sure!
Lianna La Havas has been added as a special guest performer for PRINCE's night of the ESSENCE Festival taking place on July 4th, 2014. Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers were announced as special guests previously.
Other than that, ESSENCE organizers say it is still a mystery as to what Prince will do at the festival.
https://t.co/A5ACCUJf72 UR NEW SCREENSAVER AND PRINCE'S NEW SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST APPEARING WITH HIM AT ESSENCE FESTIVAL: COME!!!
— 3RDEYEGIRL (@3RDEYEGIRL) June 16, 2014
In a new article Michelle Ebanks had this to say about what Prince will do;
"I think we'll have to see that night," Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks, the executive who oversees the festival, said recently. "Prince is working through exactly how he's pulling (the night's roster) together. I don't want to say it's going to be one way, and then they make adjustments. They're still working out how the evening will unfold."
Essence thinks it is very likely that Janelle will do her own set on that stage that night.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Do we ever really know what Prince is up to? Don't U like surprises??
The Jam Of The Week is from Liv Warfield and is entitled "Why Do You Lie?" and is from Liv's upcoming album "The Unexpected".
Liv also announced today that she will be performing at the Essence Festival in July.
The video and song is a funk work out with the baddest horn section in the land, Ryan Waters on guitar, and Nik West on bass.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The first Jam Of The Week for 2014.....
KING has been added to the ESSENCE Festival Line-Up of 2014 that will take place in New Orleans 4th Of July weekend!
— KING (@weareKING) December 6, 2013
The ladies of KING will also be performing in London in January of 2014.-DocFB
Diagnosis: When we have more details on ESSENCE and the London dates, we will share.
Essence has announced that PRINCE will be performing at their 20th Anniversary festival 4th of July Weekend in New Orleans in 2014!
In an official statement Essence had this to say about PRINCE headlining the festival:
To honor this momentous occasion, ESSENCE will partner with the legendary singer/songwriter for a special community initiative led by the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund, which encourages young people to harness the power of media and technology, and channel their creativity into computer coding.
"Welcoming an artist as iconic as Prince back to the ESSENCE Festival for a 20th anniversary performance is incredibly exciting," said ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks. "The ESSENCE Festival is where we come together to connect to both our culture and our community, so we are pleased to support Prince and the Rebuild the Dream Innovation in advocating for our youth."
"Rebuild The Dream" is run by Van Jones and Prince has worked with "Rebuild The Dream" most recently for his "Welcome 2 Chicago" tour of 2012.
For tickets to the Essence Festival, click here!
Ticket packages for the entire festival range from $130.50 to $2,700.
SINGLE NIGHT tickets will be available closer to the Festival's weekend.
Make sure to check out Essence.com for some more purple stuff!-DocFB
Diagnosis: N'awlins was rocking in 2004 when PRINCE took the stage for the festival then. Prince provides his own fireworks as you will see July 4th, 2014!!!
Chaka Khan along with Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, El Debarge & Jill Scott performed at this years Essence Festival in New Orleans this weekend. After El Debarge performed, Chaka took the stage and in the middle of her set, talked about her past drug addictions.
We are not sure if maybe the message was for El Debarge who recently fell off the wagon and was back in rehab, but Chaka talked about it. It was about the song "Troubled Little Angel" and this is what Chaka said.
"This next song is a song I wrote but I don't remember writing it because I was high," "That was then, this is now, I'm seven years clean."
Chaka also talked in the past to Mary J. Blige about drug addictions and attributes Chaka to getting clean.
We are proud of Chaka and hope she stays on the road to recovery.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Through The Fire