January Next Step Winner: Selina Carrera

 

A Philly native and graduate from the famed Creative and Performing Arts High School attended by Boyz II Men, Jazmine Sullivan, Amel Larrieux, Questlove, and Blackthought, songwriter, poet, singer, and rapper, Selina Carrera comes from a promising lineage of artists.

Her The Wonder Years project released earlier this year takes a collection of her older works to display the impressive breadth of her skill and sound, which spans hip-hop, soul, and electronic. Stand out tracks are “Get Up,” “Raw Bounce,” “Energy,” and “Retro.”

Look out for her debut EP, Everyday Love, later this year. In the meantime, hear an exclusive track from the upcoming EP called “Better Off” below.

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New Orleans: Essence Music Festival – July 1-3 + Giant Step Discount Tickets

 

The highly anticipated Essence Music Festival is back and features everything soulful – from old-school to new-school to pop sensations; See Boyz II Men, Jennifer Hudson, Miguel, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Dwele, Usher, Mint Condition, Charlie Wilson, Timothy Bloom, and Fantasia, amongst others. The music is enough but add in that New Orleans grub, though? No question that this is a trip that needs to happen. Essence has partnered with Giant Step to offer our members special 10% discount tickets; The offer expires June 30th, so jump on it!

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