Robin Thicke and Janelle Monae are a pair of the hottest artists in the game. So it’s no surprise that VIBE magazine has placed the edgy crooners on the cover of its summer 2013 issue.
Twenty years ago, Quincy Jones went on a mission. Ever since the legendary producer launched VIBE in 1993 (following a test issue in ’92), Q’s dream publication has been the cornerstone of a culture, cranking out iconic stories and snapshots, from hip-hop to soul to hollywood, fashion and politics. Now, it’s time to toast and two-step.
And who better to jump-start the party than Robin Thicke and Janelle Monáe. While Thicke, in all his falsetto glory, has finally hit a professional climax—landing his first No. 1 album,Blurred Lines, and a chart-topping single (see album title)—Janelle continues her own progressive path toward greatness. So we paired up Mr. Blue-Eyed Soul and the eccentric lady to help VIBE celebrate 20 strong years.
Back in April, VIBE magazine was sold to SpinMedia. No word on if this is officially the long running publication’s last print issue, though.
VIBE has two more cover reveals dropping shortly. For now, check out flicks of Robin Thicke and Janelle Monáe, and the cover, in the gallery.