Since taking over as editor-in-chief at Marvel, Alex Alonso has made no qualms about integrating his love for hip-hop into the brand.
Thus far, Alonso has given a number of classic hip-hop albums the Marvel treatment such as 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full, Nas’ Illmatic, Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The 36 Chambers and more.
Now, a new group of rappers will get their albums turned into comics as Marvel recently unveiled its latest crop of Marvel-ized covers to include Curren$y’s Verde Terrace, Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, Future’s DS2, and Missy Elliot’s classic debut Suap Dupa Fly.
In a recent interview with MTV, Alonso discussed his reasons for giving a nod to hip-hop: “For me, this is the music I grew up with. Whereas previous editor-in-chiefs have drawn their inspiration from the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen and you name it, I draw my inspiration from [hip-hop and R&B]. This is the soundtrack to my life, and I also know this is the soundtrack to a number of other people’s lives that work in comics. And that group has grown, and grown over the years. I’ve been in comics now for some 25 years, and I’ve noticed that there are more and more people of all races who are into hip-hop. This is the music that they listen to.”
Check out the latest additions to the Marvel hip-hop album covers below.