Summer just got even hotter!
Our annual men’s issue is here, and we’re featuring not one, but two cuties on the cover of our July issue.
Omari Hardwick and ESSENCE Fest Headliner Maxwell grace the dual cover, where the open up on everything from fatherhood (Omari), a new album (Maxwell) and their crazy success through their years (both!).
“I never worry about whether I’m going to be relevant at this point, not because I feel like I’m so dope, but it’s just I play like I’m losing—even if I’m winning—because it makes you work that much harder,” Maxwell said. “These records are so cathartic to me. I’m not here to be famous; I’m here to touch souls.”
Be sure to pick up our July issue when it hits stands Friday, July 10 (just try not to drool too much!).
Plus, Maxwell’s forthcoming album blackSUMMERS’night is available for pre-order now.