Depending on who you ask, Future could be the next Waka Flocka Flame…or Teddy Pendergrass. The Atlanta crooner has steadily taken reign over trap rap and loveeeeee songs with merely Auto-Tune and a contagious knack for melody, a successor to Akon and Lil Wayne’s school of computerized wails. It’s been the source of his irresistible hit records like “Turn On The Lights,” “Sorry (Remix)” and “Neva Eva (Remix)”—just a handful of the 150 songs he’s blessed in under 365 days. All eyes are on Future, and the flashing lights are blinding. With his sophomore album still gestating and new mixtape F.B.G. gaining steam, VIBE features one of 2013’s most promising artists with our debut digital cover, the first of six to come this year (only available on VIBE.com). Say cheeseeeeeee!