Lil Wayne recently revealed the cover art for his new album, Tha Carter IV. Inspired by art from Tha Carter III, the cover features Lil Wayne’s kindergarten graduation picture. However, his face and neck are covered with tattoos, courtesy of Photoshop.
Tha Carter IV is currently the most anticipated hip-hop album of 2011. It features the hit single “6’7,” and will be released on June 14.
Below are other prominent hip-hop albums that featured a child on the cover.
Released in 1994, Illmatic stands as Nas’ magnum opus. The album cover features a young Nas in front of a backdrop of the Queensbridge projects. The cover art and music exemplifies the life of a kid who uses his environment as inspiration.
The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
A smiling toddler graced the cover of Biggie’s debut album. On the back of the album, a picture of an older and somber Biggie is featured. Both photos represent a man from birth to death and his songs reveal how his depression grew to the point of attempted suicide.