Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B. and Bruno Mars are the “cover boys” for VIBE Magazine’s Feb/March issue which hits stand on Feb. 22nd. VIBE has donned them as “The New Pop Music” due to each of them taking their own sound and meshed it in with popular culture and pop music making them pop icons.
Excerpts from their VIBE interview:
WIZ KHALIFA: Potheads and hippies, we flock. We’re peaceful as hell. You don’t hear about my concerts getting shot up or people getting beat up because they was too high and turned into a weed monster.
BRUNO MARS: I’m a fan of young Elvis. And I’m a fan of the story, how he freaked out white America by doing this Black rock’n’roll. He would go onstage shaking his hips, and people were freaking out. They said, “You can’t film him from the waist down.” To me, that’s f**king awesome.
B.o.B: My loyalty is not to any corporation, my loyalty is to the music. That doesn’t mean that I don’t work with corporations, it doesn’t mean that I don’t sell music–it just means that first I’m an artist regardless of anything.