For the first time in nearly 10 years, D'Angelo will be performing here in the U.S.  He picked the perfect place for a come back too, The Essences Music Festival!

The last album D'Angelo dropped was Voodoo in 2000.  Word has it he's putting the final touches on a new project and hopefully we'll get a chance to hear before the end of the year.  Back on Essence, the festival will take place 4th of July weekend.  For more details on this story, scroll down and listen to Tha Wire.  As far as the 2012 Essence Music Festival,  Click on this link for ticket info and more!

Here's a little D'Angelo appetizer for ya!

D'Angelo - Untitled by DAngelo-Official

In other news, Pepsi not only closed a deal with Michael Jackson's estate, but they've also closed a deal with Nicki Minaj.   Pepsi is looking to do it way big!  Listen to all the details and find out how you can get your hands on some exclusive remixes from both Michael Jackson and Nicki Minaj.  Press play now.

Meanwhile, in other news Bobby Brown sat down with Matt Lauer of the Today Show in a interview that span two days.  Matt asked Bobby a variety of questions including the real reason as to why he left Whitney's funeral.  Find out what he had to say and more now.

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Rick Ross has finally revealed the release date for his new album "God Forgives I Don't".  Rozay did so during a recent interview with MTV and said the album will drop July 31st.  That's not the only announcement Rick made.  He also told them he singned another artist to his Mayback Music Group label.......Omarion.

As a matter of fact O, will be dropping his new single with the label "Let's Talk" in the very near future.  So, be on the look out!