Pure Infamy: 10 Most Controversial Rap Album Covers [Photos]

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Attention Slores, Bolitics, Caption This

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Some artists will do anything to create hype for an upcoming album–offend their own people, adopt corny gimmicks, diss whoever’s poppin –ANYTHING–which is easier than ever before in trainwreck-obsessed America.

Here are the ten most controversial rap album covers (so far).

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Nicki Minaj “Lookin A$$ N***a” single art

We doubt legendary Civil Rights leader Malcolm X died for…this. His most iconic photo on a NICKI MINAJ cover? It’s clear she didn’t learn ANYTHING from Weezy’s Emmett Till disaster.

Nas “N*gger”

First, this…

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Then…

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You knew, we knew, everyone knew, that Def Jam wasn’t going to market, promote and sale a Hip-Hop album entitled “N*gger.”

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2 Live Crew “As Nasty As They Wanna Be”

Uncle Luke made history by winning his 1st Amendment Supreme Court case and classic filth ensued. This cover is his crowning achievement.

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Makaveli (2pac) “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”

Pac’s posthumous classic came with an infamous cover that fueled widespread outrage and eventually earned a disclaimer.

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NWA “N*ggaz4Life”

White folks were terrified of NWA’s “Gangsta Rap” movement that peaked with this notorious cover (that Ruthless records broke down and flipped).

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The Game “Jesus Piece”

Black Piru Jesus? Game knew better. Orrrrr probably didn’t.

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Dead Prez “Let’s Get Free”

Classic Hip-Hop album with a cover deeper than Rap. Way too deep for the label who later blurred out the guns.

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Jeezy X “Trap Or Die 2: By Any Means Necessary” mixtape

This was slightly more corny than offensive but overall a terrible idea that should’ve never happened.

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Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

For every brilliant Yeezy idea is one that’s completely WTF-worthy. This was that one.

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The Coup “Party Music”

Blowing up the World Trade on your album cover after 9/11? Not cool, ever.

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