Music News ROLO: The Essence Music Festival this July – Get Your Tickets Now!

This July, Essence Magazine will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary with its New Orleans-based concert series, the Essence Music Festival (EMF). This year, female music royalty, including Janet Jackson (July 2nd), Alicia Keys (July 3rd) and Mary J. Blige (July 4th) will be the headliners.

Other performances at the show will include Monica, Raphael Saadiq, Keri Hilson, Gladys Knight, Trey Songz and many more! In addition, there will be informative seminars and art expos by local New Orleans vendors. The weekend will be a great experience for R&B fans.

The good news, is that tickets are on sale right NOW! You can purchase single day tickets if you only want to attend the festival a day at a time. Tickets for single days per person range from $53 – $212. Full festival weekend tickets range from $159 – $636. Head over to Essence right now to learn more about the Festival and to purchase tickets.

Keep in touch with the ChokLit Factory over the next few weeks as we will be providing more information on the festival as well as giveaways!


Sweet Tooth: Janet Jackson & Toni Braxton show these young’ns how its done!

Don’t call it a comeback, but Janet & Toni are comin’ at these young guns with a vengeance!

Janet Jackson released her video for her newest single Make Me this weekend. Janet looks youthful and sexy in the video – I think this is best I’ve seen her look in a video in a while. The song reminds me of her ‘All for You‘ days circa 2001. The video was directed by Robert Hales (Robin Thicke’s Magic). Janet has released her second Greatest Hits album, titled Number Ones, this past week.


Ok, so – I’m a Toni fan! I used to love her music, from Secrets to The Heat, Toni used to run tings!! After her successful run on Dancing with the Stars (do you guys watch? I can never bring myself to watch it!), Toni has reinforced her sexy and is back with a new song and video featuring Trey Songz, who is on fiyah these days. Toni & Trey caused a stir a couple weeks ago when they made out onstage at the Soul Train awards, then a few days later, Toni and her husband Keri Lewis split up after 8 years of marriage.


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Guilty Pleasure: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too Trailer

Tyler Perry does NOT sleep! In April 2010, he will premiere his newest sequel to his 2007 hit, Why Did I Get Married. This was my favorite TP movie besides Diary of a Mad Black Woman so I am very excited for the newest installment. How is Jill Scott’s character Shiela new marriage with her new man Sheriff Troy going? How are Janet’s character Patricia her husband Gavin better coping after the loss of their child? Will Anglea and Marcus have gotten past their cheating pasts? And how will Diane and Terry fare after Diane’s selfish ways? This one definitely looks like it will be a good one and will hit big at the Box office. Are ya’ll excited?

Sidenote: Janet learned about the loss of her brother Michael during the filming of this movie. She returned to compete the movie after taking some much-needed time off.

Still in the W(Rapper) – New Janet!


Fresh off of her moving tribute to her deceased brother, Janet Jackson has leaked her own track Sunday night onto the ‘Nets. This is a new track called Make Me. Janet has had some bad luck recently ever since she decided to let boyfriend Jermaine Dupri executive produce her albums. But I think she may have finally learned her lesson and is doing her music solo this time around – but I could be wrong. I just want Janet to hook up with Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam again. If the formula works, why change it? Make Me sounds a little more pop, but still similar to some of the the music she was making on her last album Discipline. I can’t say I am amped for this song…but maybe it will grow on me.  What do ya’ll think?

click here to listen to Make Me.

Published in: on September 14, 2009 at 2:56 am  Leave a Comment  
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