Hip-Hop’s 25 Best and Worst Throwback Album Covers

25. The Best! Hip Hop’s 25 Worst and Best Throwback Album Covers

25. The Best: Erik B. & Rakim

Let’s revisit the early days of hip-hop, in a time long before photo shop overload and airbrush addiction, when the hip hop Grandmasters, Kings and Queens told their stories in their music and on their album covers. Here, then, are 25 of the best–like this clean, Erik B and Rakim cover for Follow the Leader — and worst — Lil’ Boosie … what. the. hell — throwback hip-hop album covers.

24. The Worst: Lil’ Boosie DJ Fletch

Zondra Hughes

Deputy Editor, Rolling Out

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