There's still one constant in the music industry: the thirst for new talent. That was the impetus behind We Hear the Future, a live artist showcase and competition, sponsored by Sonicbids and held in

There's still one constant in the music industry: the thirst for new talent. That was the impetus behind We Hear the Future, a live artist showcase and competition, sponsored by Sonicbids and held in Atlanta during the recent opening day of Billboard's seventh annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference. Two of the eight aspiring acts in the Who's Next derby tied for first place and the chance to be featured in Billboard magazine: male quartet Ahmir and singer/songwriter Dru.

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