Guess Who: Are These Rowdy R&B Singers The New Face Of Gangsta Rap?!?
Can you guess which soulful singers are doing it the ski-mask way on the cover of Vibe Mag??
Mack Wilds, Ed Sheeran And August Alsina Cover Vibe Magazine
Now unmasked on the official cover, heart stealers Mack Wilds, August Alsina and Ed Sheeran represent for the future of R&B on VIBE’s Summer 2014 Issue.
Now unmasked on the (first) official cover, heart stealers Mack Wilds, August Alsina and Ed Sheeran represent for the future of R&B on VIBE’s Summer 2014 Issue.
In a unique photo shoot experience, the three crooners with a hip-hop heart invited a few of their biggest fans down to a single-level house in Los Angeles to be featured in the spreads. Ed and August compared their colorful tattoo sleeves. Mack charmed the entire set. August sipped mimosa after mimosa between looks. Ed played Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid” on his guitar. Everyone turned up to Chris Brown’s “Loyal” blasting from a car radio.
But beyond the images, these three rising stars are depicted with insightful profiles that tell their intricate stories and blueprints for success. VIBE Deputy Editor Clover Hope details Mack Wilds’ Shaolin-to-Hollywood-and-back-again trajectory. Music Editor John Kennedy explains Ed Sheeran’s intense love affair with hip-hop, while VIBE Vixen Editor Shanel Odum tells August Alsina’s hard knock life.
VIBE’s Summer 2014 issue hits newsstands on July 22, but in the meantime look out for the feature on Ed Sheeran—whose x album drops today—on vibe.com along with August Alsina and Mack Wilds’ individual stories later today. And we’ve got yet another surprise: A second Summer Issue cover hitting the web tomorrow, June 24 (Good luck guessing who’s on that one).
Whoop, here it is! Just when you thought rappers were the only people who could rhyme “bottles and model.” Are you feeling the cover and new face of R&B music??