Best Cover Art Of The Year So Far

2013 is over halfway done and its been a monumental year for hip-hop so far. In one year, Wale, J. Cole, Mac Miller, Jay Z, Kanye West, Mobb Deep, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Rocky, and a multitude of other MCs dropped new projects. The scary thing about it, we’re still waiting on many huge names to drop, i.e. Drake, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, just to name of few. One huge aspect that is overlooked constantly is the cover art.  The cover art can add so much to an artist project, some even becomes iconic. So XXL would like to highlight the best cover arts, mixtape, EPs and albums, so far this year.

Honorable mention (Since the projects haven’t officially dropped yet)

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 Big Sean Hall Of Fame

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A$AP Ferg Trap Lord

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Dizzy Wright The Golden Age

  • E

    Which album cover didn´t you mention?

  • 2012Industry1

    I’d have to pick between Cudi and that Exquire

  • Zak Tobes

    This is just all the big projects that dropped this year…

  • SIMPLY.UNIK

    ghostface killah 12 reasons 2 die

  • JAM

    Half of these album covers are garbage… The Top 4 I enjoyed were:

    4. Kanye West – Yeezus
    3. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.
    2. K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T.
    1. Chance – Acid Rap

  • ZODYTREES

    THEY FORGOT WILLIE THE KID’S AQUAMARINE… SICKEST COVER ART THIS YEAR. HANDS DOWN