16 Times Comic Book Artists Absolutely Rocked Hip-Hop Album Cover Art

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De La Soul - Three Feet High and Rising, 1989 (Tommy Boy Records) • Extraordinary X-Men #1, Hip-hop Variant Cover by Sanford Green, 2015 (Marvel Comics)

16. Man on the Moon: The End of Day (Bill Sienkiewicz), 2009

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Left: Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day (G.O.O.D. Music) • Right: Deathstroke Vol. 4 #15 (DC Comics)

15. Collision Course (David Choe), 2004

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Left: Jay-Z / Linkin Park - Collision Course (Warner Records) • Right: Fight For Tomorrow #3 (DC/Vertigo)

14. Wu-Massacre (Chris Bachalo), 2010

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Left: Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon - Wu-Massacre (Def Jam) • Right: Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #4 (Marvel Comics)
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Wu-Massacre collector’s edition variant covers #1–3

13. Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age (Mark Texiera), 1994

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Left: Public Enemy - Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age (Def Jam) • Right: Punisher War Journal #75 (Marvel Comics)

12. Return of the SP1200 (Sanford Greene), 2019

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Left: Pete Rock - Return of the SP1200 (Tru Soul Records) • Batman Strikes! #38 (DC Comics)

11. Which Doobie U B? (Glen Barr), 1993

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Left: Funkdoobiest - Which Doobie U B? (Epic Records) • Realworlds: Justice League of America (DC Comics)

10. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head (Bill Sienkiewicz), 2009

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Left: T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head (Grand Hustle) • Right: Moon Knight #1 Vol. 5 #1 (Marvel Comics)

9. Greatest Misses (Kent Williams), 1992

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Left: - Greatest Misses (Def Jam) • Right: Fight For Tomorrow #2 (DC/Vertigo Comics)

8. Renegades of Funk (Bob Camp), 1983

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Left: Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force - Renegades of Funk! (Tommy Boy Records) • Conan The Destroyer #2 (Marvel Comics)

7. Business As Usual (Bill Sienkiewicz), 1990

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Left: EPMD - Business As Usual (Def Jam) • Right: New Mutants #21 (Marvel Comics)

6. Jam On Revenge (Bob Camp), 1984

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Left: Newcleus - Jam On Revenge (Sunnyview Records) • Right: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #11 (Marvel)

5. VV:2 Venomous Villain (Sanford Greene), 2004

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Left: Viktor Vaughn - VV:2 Venomous Villain (Insomniac, Inc) • Right: Method Man (Grand Central Publishing)

4. Czarface (L’Amour Supreme), 2013

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Left: Inspectah Deck, ‎7L & Esoteric - Czarface (Brick Records) • Right: Zen, Intergalactic Ninja: The New Adventures Issue #1 (Zen Publishing)

3. You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel (Jim Mahfood), 2010

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MF Grimm - You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel (Day By Day Entertainment) • Everybody Loves Tank Girl #1 (Titan Comics)

2. Bobby Digital in Stereo (Bill Sienkiewicz), 1998

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Left: RZA - Bobby Digital in Stereo (Gee Street) • Right: Elektra: Assassin #1 (Epic/Marvel)

1. Liquid Swords (Denys Cowan), 1995

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Left: GZA - Liquid Swords (Geffen Records) • Right: Hardware #1 (DC/Milestone)

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