Elle Varner has detailed her journey to the 2014 ESSENCE Festival™ presented by Coca-Cola.

The singer has worked with Kid Ink, MGK, The Roots and J. Cole, among others.

In a new video, Varner discusses growing up in a musical household, her burgeoning career as a deejay and her set at the forthcoming ESSENCE Festival, which is slated to take place July 3-6 in New Orleans in conjunction with PotentialOfUs and Verizon Wireless.

An Elle Varner teaser video is available as follows:

To watch the full “Journey to ESSENCE Festival™: Elle Varner heats up the stage” video, click here.