VIBE highlights "the future of R&B" on its new cover with August Alsina, Mack Wilds & Ed Sheeran.
We've seen plenty of break out R&B artists over the last few years, from Frank Ocean to Miguel, but VIBE has three new artists pegged as the next big thing in the genre.
August Alsina, Mack Wilds, and Ed Sheeran appear on the cover of the newest issue, with the three singers described as "the future of R&B".
Earlier this year, Alsina was the first R&B Singer to be selected as a XXL Freshmen (alongside Ty Dolla $ign), but VIBE has a slightly different idea about who will be running the game in the near future.
Read some quotes from the artists below, and check out the cover in the gallery above.
“Where am I gonna survive in a world of 2 Chainz and Drake? Frank, Miguel and all of these guys. I remember coming across them and being like, ‘Yo, bro, I got some music coming up.’ And they’re like, ‘Okay, cool, how’s that movie going?’” —Mack Wilds
“Crack fucking ruined my family. So to be selling that shit and seeing what it do to people, you start to realize, ‘Damn, my heart might be a little too big for this shit.’” —August Alsina
“Just because I’m a man with an acoustic guitar doesn’t mean I have to play love songs. I want to straddle all worlds at once. I want to do my acoustic stuff, write for the biggest pop acts in the world, and also work with all the rappers I like, underground or not.” —Ed Sheeran