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7 Best Rap Album Covers

Apr 28, 2014 at 8:07 am |

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.

In the days of tapes and CDs, you needed great album cover to stand out on the shelf. Today it’s just a nice bonus. Here are some of the best album covers from yesterday and today.

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