Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Muhammed Ali, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Dee Williams all cover the special edition 8 cover issue of Ebony Magazine. In the issue Ebony Magazine lists their picks for the 25 coolest black men of all time. The issue is set to hit news stands July 8th. More pics and a quote from Ebony after the jump.

This is what Ebony had to say about their “collector’s edition” issue.

For the FIRST TIME EVER, Ebony magazine defines Black Cool in an exclusive 8-cover feature unlike anything you’ve seen before. In this historic collector’s edition, we will name the 25 coolest brothers of all time.

These brothers radiate confidence and have an alluring charisma that sets the standard. From their sleek, debonair styles to their smooth-as-silk personas, these magnificent Black men have conveyed, captured and conquered the quintessence of “cool” while making it appear effortless.

If you had to choose, which 25 black men would you say were the coolest of all time?

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