• ESSENCE FESTIVAL OF CULTURE ISSUE | LUCKY DAYE

    8 days ago - By Essence

    By admin · Updated June 23, 2022 Lucky Daye and I have something in common. Some years back, the singer-songwriter, whose aversion to references to time rivals that of Mariah Carey, drove from Atlanta to Los Angeles in his Jeep with the same “I'm doing what I gotta do” attitude that led me to flee the Peach State and head west in my Grand Cherokee just two weeks prior to our interview. I had one of my best friends and a cargo area packed with meticulously chosen items with me. He made the roughly 32-hour drive solo with his belongings in his truck because he had nowhere else to go. Both of...
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  • ESSENCE FESTIVAL OF CULTURE ISSUE | SUMMER WALKER

    8 days ago - By Essence

    By admin · Updated June 23, 2022 “It's just a good feeling.”Summer Walker is describing soul music, a subgenre of gospel and blues she wants to further explore, when she utters those words. On wax, she tapped into it with the release of her 2019 EP Clear, taking a more stripped down, worship-like approach than she has on her most popular works. The effort provided listeners with insight into the world in which she'd rather exist. TOPICS: digital cover essence summer walker
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