The 2014 Essence Music Festival jumps off this week, Jeezy teams-up with Jay Z for his new single & Wiz Khalifa readies his next tour.  Get the details with Tha Wire.

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Everybody’s talking bout the 20th Anniversary Essence Music Festival presented by Coca-Cola.  It all jumps off this Thursday July 3rd with the Essence Now Playing concert.  The line-up includes Nas, K. Michelle, Trey Songz, Jazmine Sullivan, Cupid.  The following are 'Main Stage' performers:

Friday July 4th - Prince, Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers. 

Saturday July 5th -  Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, The Roots, Ledisi and Tank.  

Sunday July 6th - Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu, Tamar Braxton and Lionel Richie.

That's just scratching the surface!  For more details, including Super Lounge acts and more, listen to Tha Wire below.

In other news, the Snowman is back on the scene and ready to drop his first album in 3-years, 'Seen It All.'  Jeezy hooked-up with Jay Z for the albums tittle track, here's a listen.

Whatcha think?  Jeezy's new single can now be purchased on iTunes right now.  For more info on his new album, including the release date, listen to Tha Wire below.

(Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Finally, Wiz Khalifa has put the final touches on his third studio album next, Blacc Hollywood.  To promote his new project, Wiz is gearing up to hit the road with the third annual “Under The Influence Of Music Tour”.  Below is the complete itinerary:

7/24      Scranton, PA        The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/25      Camden, NJ          Susquehanna Bank Center
7/26      Virginia Beach, VA  Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/27      Bristow, VA         Jiffy Lube Live
7/29      Toronto, ON         Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/31      Wantagh, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/1        Burgettstown, PA    First Niagara Pavilion
8/2       Mansfield, MA       Xfinity Center
8/3       Holmdel, NJ         PNC Bank Arts Center
8/5       Tinley Park, IL     First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/7       Noblesville, IN     Klipsch Music Center
8/8       Cuyahoga Falls, OH  Blossom Music Center
8/9       Elkhorn, WI         Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/10     Clarkston, MI       DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/12      Maryland Hts, MO    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
8/14      Dallas, TX          Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/15      Woodlands, TX       Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17      Albuquerque, NM     Isleta Amphitheater
8/19      Morrison, CO        Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/22      Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/23      Chula Vista, CA     Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/24      Irvine, CA          Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

As always Wiz will have a host of Hip Hops hottest artists to join him on the road.  Listen to Tha Wire now to get the scoop on who they are.  Plus, find out what celebs are celebrating birthdays today.  Press play now to hear Tha Wire.

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