Roc Nation has officially taken over Ebony! In celebration of their annual Black Music Month issue, the magazine has released four special covers with Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna.
The June collector’s edition crowns Bey as ‘The Diva’, Hov as ‘The Mogul,’ RiRi as ‘The Rebel’ and Ye as ‘The Poet’. According to the magazine, the issue pays tribute to the industry’s leaders, pioneers and game changers by saluting their unprecedented impact on Black music.
“It was an honor to write the four cover stories for Ebony magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s edition,” said cultural critic Kevin Powell. “Rarely do you see today’s unstoppable stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z packaged with legends like Tina Turner, Donna Summer or Tupac Shakur, but we did it because when it comes to Black music, it is important to note the deep connection between the musicians of yesterday and today.”
All four covers hit stands tomorrow, so be sure to pick up your copy and tell us which one is your favorite.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 5, 2014
In related glossy news, the June cover of Essence has caught our eye as well. Check out this fab pic of 2014 Essence Music Festival headliner Prince, plus quotes from his cover story, below!
On working with The Revolution:
“I’m not putting down The Revolution, even though people would love to see us together again. I owe a great debt to them. But I’m doing something else…”
On record execs:
“Every time I talk to the heads of large companies, they’re always at the beach,” said Prince. “Middle of the afternoon. What are you doing? ‘Oh, I’m at the beach with my kids.’ So we’re working to send their kids to college. And to the beach. We’re not supposed to accept that.”
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Beyonce and Jay Z have been on their "On The Run" tour since June 25, but the two still make time to relax and show off their activities to their fans! We wish we could get an invite! Check out pictures that Beyonce posted on Instagram and be sure to catch them on tour until September 13!
Queen Bey doesn't just say thank you and move on, she shows her appreciation with a split! "Thank y'all so much for my birthday wishes ! 🐝🐝33!!!!!"
The Queen throws up the deuces before taking a drive.
You know she has to throw in a gangsta pic.
Of course, she's the winner! Werk! (Check out who else she bought with her to the race: http://bit.ly/1m8KpXU)
Keeping it chic and simple in black and white!
Bey really needs to show us her workout regimen. ASAP.
Bey is serving retro-glam in her cat-eye sunglasses.
9. Beyonce & Blue
It looks like Blue is trying to tag along.
We're here for this all-denim look.
Looking fancy-free in floral.
Bey looks flawless in this floral set. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful we must carry it within us or we find it not. Emerson"
"My favorite hue is JayZ Blue🐝"
Doesn't she look fabulous?
15. Beyonce & Jay Z
Bey shared an intimate picture of her and Jay when Bey was pregnant with Blue. How sweet!
16. Jay Z
Is Jay about to touch the sun?
Bey looks casual and glam on the beach.
We'll help her cheer to the good life!
Queen Bey looks amazing on her surfboard!
Beyonce looks near the sunset.
Bey rocked a cute hot pink jumpsuit.
22. Beyonce, Blue and Jay
Beyonce, Blue and Jay walked together and looked pretty happy while doing it.
Could we boogie with Beyonce at the rollerskating rink?
Beyonce had some fun after her "On The Run" tour at a roller skating rink.
Everyone has to fall on the rink sometimes. At least Beyonce looks graceful doing it.
Enjoying the skating rink with her crew. "Don't need no hateration holleratin' in this skatery😍Fun plex🐝"
How does she look fabulous all the time, even tying her skates?
Bey stepping onto the rink.
Who doesn't have time to laugh a little? We'd love to relax with Bey!
It must be nice to relax and chill after a performance. "Good morning 🐝"
Bey is working that camouflage set, honey!
32. Beyonce In A Short Set
We're totally into this short set!
33. Beyonce In All Patterns
Bey experimented with some colorful prints! WERK, girl!
Bey & Jay take a burger break on the set of "RUN."
Bey may look totally bad*** here, but she still keeps it fly with her lace.
Bey takes a fun pic with Blake Lively who made a guest cameo in "RUN."
The diva lines up against the wall with "RUN" co-stars Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones.
She didn't do it! Beyonce poses with actress Emmy Rossum who made a brief cameo as a cop in the trailer.
Bey knows how to point that gun, we see. We better watch out!
DATE NIGHT! Beyoncé was pretty in pink! The "Flawless" singer and hubby Jay Z were spotted in the NYC streets last night. Bey flashed a bright smile and even brighter fashion. Peep her hottest summer looks so far when you scroll through this gallery...
It's a Chime For Change!
48. Beyonce Makes It Look Easy
Now that the "Mrs. Carter World Tour" is over, Beyonce is lounging. At least, that's what we think. She made time to upload a few pictures from her elegant Met Gala festivities and a few pics of her rocking an Aaliyah shirt.
49. Beyonce Loves Her Fur
The singer looked cool as ever in her fur with her Aaliyah tee.
50. Bey & Jay Get Close
The power couple make time for a little PDA.
51. Bey Poses With Lupita
This picture serves all kind of fabulous.
52. Bey Before Her Met Gala Reveal
The star looked elegant and luxurious in her black gown.
53. Bey Enjoys A Spring Day
54. Bey & Jay Keep It Cool With Erykah
This picture just screams "fabulous"!
55. Bey & Solange Get Cutesy
The sister duo look chic and fun.
56. Beyonce & Blue Ivy
57. Beyonce Lounges With Her Rabbit Ears
The hot mama dressed festive for the holiday.
The lovely singer posed in pastels.
How does she jump in the air that high with a skirt on?
The entertainer looks cute in her boots.
62. Jay Z & Nas
The two legends hung out backstage.
63. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple kept each other close all weekend.
64. Beyonce & Jay Z
Don't they look relaxed and happy?
Beyonce and Juelz are clearly having a good time.
66. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple enjoy a live set.
67. Juelz & Beyonce
If you look closely, Beyonce's face is peeking out of one of the circles.
The singer puts up the deuces for the camera.
69. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple looks relaxed and chill.
70. Beyonce & Jay Z
Bey and Jay hang out backstage.
Solange's big sister is all smiles during Solange's performance.
72. Beyonce Hugs Solange
Solange & Bey share an intimate moment on stage.
Bey poses it up in animal print.
The singer is surrounding by flashing lights and lasers during the festival.
75. Beyonce & Solange Hug It Out
The sisters are extremely playful on stage.
76. Beyonce & Solange Does A Two-Step
They literally danced the night away!
77. Beyonce & Solange
But, that BIG hair, though? In love.
78. Beyonce & Jay Z Are Unbothered
The two made a surprise visit and we're here for it.
79. Bey & Jay Look Gangsta
The couple stayed fresh during their visit.
80. Beyonce's Grill
The grill Beyonce wore at the festival.
81. Solange & Mama Tina Groove Together
Even Tina kept it cute over the weekend.
82. Beyonce Poses It Up
Beyonce looks adorable in her sweatshirt and shorts.
83. Beyonce On A Polaroid
The superstar posed it up for the perfect shot.
84. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple were lounging together for a glass of wine.
85. Beyonce & Blue
Bey and her daughter out near the water.
The wind whips her hair back and forth.
The singer is all smiles near the water.
How does she remain this tight, though?!
Playing around, doing cartwheels.
90. Beyonce & Blue
Isn't Blue getting big?!
Bey hides behind a few tree branches.
92. Jay Z & Blue
Blue rides along with her dad.
93. Beyonce & Jay Z
The couple coordinate in streetwear.
The singer looks on.
95. Beyonce & Jay
The couple smile for the cameras.
96. Beyonce & Jay
97. Beyonce & Jay
Are we loving Beyonce's curls?
98. Beyonce Looks On
Bey watches the game.
99. Beyonce & Jay
The married twosome share a laugh.
Bey aces her impromptu photo shoots every time.