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My not-so-great hip hop album covers list

I give a non-exhaustive list of some not-so-great album covers

Yesterday, Virgil Abloh released his rendition of what was supposed to be the cover to Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album Shoot for the Moon, Aim at the Stars.

The cover was met with less than stellar feedback across social media. Memes, criticism, and a very minuscule number of supporters made the image viral. Not even an hour after it was released, Steven Victor took to Twitter to write, in a series of tweets, that he will be seeking an alternate cover ahead of its Friday release.

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Given the situation, I wanted to look into what were some other not-so-great album covers that I’ve come across in my years of listening to hip hop. I’ll keep it at that because if I jumped to other genres, the list would be too long. Granted, of course, this list is not exhaustive and also subjective and in no particular order.

While bad covers are not directly correlated with bad music, I’m offering no explanation for these because some of their content speaks for itself. What do you think are some pretty bad hip hop album covers?

Trick Daddy -
Trick Daddy - "www.Thug.com"
Pooh-Man -
Pooh-Man - "Funky As I Wanna Be"
Hell Rell -
Hell Rell - "For the Hell of It"
Da Brat - Unrestricted
Da Brat - Unrestricted
Lil Cease -
Lil Cease - "The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo"
Bishop Lamont -
Bishop Lamont - "Pope Mobile"
Master P -
Master P - "Ghetto Postage"
Drake
Drake
Drake -
Drake - "If You're Reading This It's Too Late"
Atmosphere
Atmosphere "god loves ugly"
Outkast -
Outkast - "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"
Vanilla Ice -
Vanilla Ice - "Platinum Underground"
Lil' Flip -
Lil' Flip - "The Leprachaun"
Canibus - For Whom the Beat Tolls
Canibus - For Whom the Beat Tolls
Birdman
Birdman
Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
Daz Dillinger -
Daz Dillinger - "R.A.W"
Master P -
Master P - "Gameface"
Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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