2011 is shaping up to be a big year for black music on the festival circuit in the United States.  The lineup for the 17th annual Essence Music Festival was announced and features such heavyweights as Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott amongst others.

Check out Dwele's video for an unreleased song called "Watch Me."

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It’s a common occurrence in music for an album to be recorded and never see the light of day.

Fresh off of his appearance on Kanye’s new single “Power,” Dwele premieres his brand new video for “What’s Not To Love.”

Brand spankin new music from Kanye West!

With four albums under his belt, Dwele’s fifth is shaping up to be more of the same.

It’s been a minute since we heard from Andwele Gardner, bka Dwele.

Dwele performed his song “Angel” at last year’s “Suite For Ma Dukes” where Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Carlos Nino paid tribute to the late J Dilla in contemporary chamber music style.