For the Pre-Spring 2015 Music Issue of i-D magazine, the youth culture publication turned to Rihanna to take on the honor of cover star. Although details of her eighth album are still largely under wraps, collaborators and cameo appearances on the album have already rumoured to include Mike WiLL Made-It, Ne-Yo, DJ Mustard, Kiesza, Sam Smith and Rae Sremmurd, as well as Kanye West and Paul McCartney who feature on her track, “FourFiveSeconds.” Shot by Paolo Roversi in Paris, i-D fashion director Alastair McKimm had this to say about Ms. Fenty: “She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She’s the ultimate icon of our time.”

The issue also features du-rag-wearing 16-year-old internet sensation Spooky Black – now more maturely known as Corbin – along with profiles on all the hottest singers, songwriters, rappers and DJs to watch out for throughout the year ahead. Pick up the issue now at all good newsstands.

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