7 Best Rap Album Covers

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Rap album covers are a little less important these days, where we can just sample the entire album online before buying the iTunes version to our phones, but many artists still strive to create cover art that looks great. Here are 8 of the best from the classic era to today.

Eric B and Rakim – Follow the Leader


In the 80’s, every rap album cover seemed to feature the rapper with arms folded, staring at the camera in a B-Boy stance. B and Rakim turned their backs to the camera for this bold cover.

Big Bear – Doin’ Thangs


The artist is hanging out with a posse of bears in silk robes dining on fresh fruit and enjoying cigars. This one is so bad it’s good.

Raekwon ft. Ghostface – Only Built for Cuban Linx


When Rae and Ghost put together the sequel to this landmark mafioso rap album, they simply repeated the original cover. Can you blame them?