The 2016 Essence Festival kicked off on Friday with celebrities and visitors from all over flocking to the Big Easy.

If you missed it, here is “The Lonnie Hunter Show” interview with gospel artist and Emtro Records CEO Troy Sneed. He talked to Lonnie about his new album, “My Heart Says Yes,” which is in stores right now. Plus, Troy talks about being compared to R&B artists like Prince, Robin Thicke and Maxwell.