Kendrick Lamar Will Headline The 2015 Essence Festival

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As TDE stans patiently wait for Kendrick Lamar’s second album, he is steadily building the momentum.  He released the aggressive and socially conscious “The Blacker The Berry” last week and now it has been announced that he will be headlining the 2015 Essence Fest.

The festival, which is set for July, will take place in its annual home of New Orleans, LA. K. Dot will be sharng the headline with Mary J. Blige.  Other artists who will be taking the stage at the Superdome include Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Common, Floetry, Kelly Price, Lianne La Havas, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding, Raheem DeVaughn, Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, Goapele, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Nico &Vinz, SZA, Dee-1, Tonya Bond Cannon, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Kindred The Family Soul, Tweet, Jeff Bradshaw and Tank & The Bangas.

This summer, the good kid will also be performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June and the Wireless Festival in London also in July.