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PostSubject: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 9:31 pm

What are your top 5 Hip-Hop album covers?

And what made them stand out for you?

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Camp Lo-Uptown Saturday Night (looked like a painting)
Public Enemy-Fear of a Black Planet (symbolism alone)
Ice Cube-Death Certificate (cause Sam AIN'T MY MUTHAFUCKIN UNCLE! says so much)
RZA-Bobby Digital (reminds me of old 70's posters)
Outkast-ATLiens (struck a chord because of its comic book feel)
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 10:06 pm

"Midnight Marauders"--really just captures the goofy yet tasteful vibe of the album perfectly.

Above the Law's "Uncle Sam's Curse"--just a really cool picture, looks like a heavy metal album or something.

The Nonce's "World Ultimate"--same deal pretty much. Just cool artwork.

Nine's "Nine Livez"--ok, guess I like cheap thrills too.

Common's "Like Water for Chocolate"/"One Day It'll All Make Sense"--just really tasteful artwork, compelling in their own rights.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 11:44 pm

Cube-Death Certificate- agree with peterson. It just reped how most black knowledge of self felt about the old guard.

dead prez- Lets Get Free- fits the title of the album perfectly.

Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped- they had a lot of people talking down on their subject matter around this time and a lot of personal turmoil going on. So this album cover showed they were still standing against all odds.

2 Live Crew- Nasty As They Wanna Be- self explainatory

Can't think of a 5th. Never put any thought into this.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 11:51 pm

GZA - Liquid Swords
Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001
Dalek - Gutter Tactics
Madvillain - Madvillainy
BDP - By All Means Necessary

Special CD Art Mention: Outkast - ATLiens

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sat 30 Oct 2010, 11:52 pm

Arsonists - As The World Burns

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sun 31 Oct 2010, 12:40 am

Camp Lo- Uptown Saturday Night: I love that painting from Good Times

BDP- Sex & Violence: Really polarizing and captured the album title perfectly.

Kool G Rap- Live And Let Die- Pretty much the same reason as Sex & Violence, the cover was so contraversial that the album was put out of print for over 10 years because of it before it was re-released by popular demand.

Outkast- ATLiens: Awesome artwork, Marvel/DC level drawings.

A Tribe Called Quest- People's Instinctive Travels: Simply an amazing cover.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sun 31 Oct 2010, 12:50 am

Sean Price - Monkey Barz
GZA - Liquid Swords
NaS - Illmatic
ODB - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
KiD CuDi- Man on the Moon: End of Day
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sun 31 Oct 2010, 1:31 am

Goretex-Art Of Dying
Bizzy Bone-Crossroads 2010
Non Phixion-Future Is Now
Company Flow-Funcrusher Plus


That's really all I got.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sun 31 Oct 2010, 1:34 am

Jeff wrote:
Goretex-Art Of Dying
Bizzy Bone-Crossroads 2010
Non Phixion-Future Is Now
Company Flow-Funcrusher Plus


That's really all I got.

That Goretex is a good pick. Pretty creepy imo

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sun 31 Oct 2010, 9:37 am

Nas - Illmatic
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Sun 31 Oct 2010, 5:53 pm

Half wrote:
Jeff wrote:
Goretex-Art Of Dying
Bizzy Bone-Crossroads 2010
Non Phixion-Future Is Now
Company Flow-Funcrusher Plus


That's really all I got.

That Goretex is a good pick. Pretty creepy imo

Reminds me of the Story of O.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Tue 02 Nov 2010, 4:26 am

Sorry, I was too lazy to create a new thread, so I'm just going to put it here. Interesting read.

http://best.complex.com/lists/Hip-Hops-50-Greatest-Album-Covers
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Tue 02 Nov 2010, 7:39 am

Wayne wrote:
Nas - Illmatic
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever

That should be your Sig, Wayne. Like rstln/e on wheel of fortune. Then you could just always give your 6-10... which might actually change once in awhile depending on the question.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Tue 02 Nov 2010, 9:53 am

Kid Joe wrote:
Wayne wrote:
Nas - Illmatic
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever

That should be your Sig, Wayne. Like rstln/e on wheel of fortune. Then you could just always give your 6-10... which might actually change once in awhile depending on the question.

And ironically, I'm thinking about creating a sig.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Tue 02 Nov 2010, 9:54 am

Kid Joe wrote:
Wayne wrote:
Nas - Illmatic
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever

That should be your Sig, Wayne. Like rstln/e on wheel of fortune. Then you could just always give your 6-10... which might actually change once in awhile depending on the question.

hahahahahahaha

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Tue 02 Nov 2010, 9:54 am

Victor Shade wrote:
Sorry, I was too lazy to create a new thread, so I'm just going to put it here. Interesting read.

http://best.complex.com/lists/Hip-Hops-50-Greatest-Album-Covers

Nice article but I don't agree with all the picks. Camp Lo should've been on there.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Tue 02 Nov 2010, 4:57 pm

T. Myers wrote:
Kid Joe wrote:
Wayne wrote:
Nas - Illmatic
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever

That should be your Sig, Wayne. Like rstln/e on wheel of fortune. Then you could just always give your 6-10... which might actually change once in awhile depending on the question.

hahahahahahaha

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PostSubject: Re: Top 5 Hip-Hop Album Covers   Mon 08 Nov 2010, 9:18 am

Cannot really think top 5, but these are pretty cool.

C-Lo - 817 most wanted
Hyenas in the desert - Die laughing (EP)
Necro - Gory days instrumentals
Skinny Man - Scarred 4 life
Ice-T - Home invasion
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