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EBONY Celebrates Black Music With Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna & Kanye West Covers

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They’ve topped charts and dictated popular culture for over a decade. Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West are undeniable forces whose reach is far and wide. So it is fitting that these musical titans have landed on four different covers for EBONY Magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s June issue.

EBONY is celebrating the accomplishments of pioneers and industry leaders in the entertainment industry who have paved the way for younger generations.

Writer Kevin Powell dished on writing the cover stories for the special issue, revealing similarities of musical greats from the past and present as they fall into the four categories, “Diva,” “Mogul,” “Rebel,” and “Poet.”

“It was an honor to write the four cover stories for EBONY magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s edition, and to also pen the additional four mini-features inside,” said Powell. “Rarely do you see today’s unstoppable stars like Beyoncé, 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,” he added.

EBONY’s June issue is on stands now