In the 40 plus years of hip-hop, many rappers have opted for a child or an adolescent version of themselves to grace the cover of their album. Although The Notorious B.I.G's debut, Ready To Die may be regarded as the most respected, other highly esteemed projects like Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city , also bare a kid on the album artwork. Fabolous is the most recent rapper to do so, as his son appears on his latest LPThe Young Project.

From Biggie to Kendrick Lamar and Drake, here's an updated list of rap albums with children on the cover.


Drake-Nothing Was The Same


Drake's third studio LP features a childhood version of the 28-year-old rapper. NWTS is highly regarded as Drake's top album and sold 658,000 copies in its first week.

Lil Wayne-Tha Carter III


The album that anchored Lil Wayne into super stardom depicts a toddler version of the MC on the cover. Selling over 1 million copies in its first week, Weezy's sixth studio LP is highly esteemed as one of the greatest rap albums to date.

Fabolous-The Young OG Project


The sixth studio album of Fabolous features his six-year-old son, Johan aka Prince Joso. The project hit shelves on December 25th, 2014 and went on to sell 71,000 copies in its first week.



Nas' highly respected debut studio album features the Queens, New York spitter at 7-years-old. The opening week numbers are often questioned on the album, due to the fact that the LP was heavily bootlegged at the time of its release.

Common- One Day It'll All Make Sense


Common's third studio album although widely known, is often questioned in the realm of hip-hop. The album which sold 250,00 copies first week, was initially perceived as a flop due to what some dubbed No I.D.'s limited contribution.

Kendrick Lamar-good kid, m.A.A.d city


Many refer to Kendrick Lamar's debut studio album as one of the top albums in the last decade. K Dot's first major label release pushed 242,00 copies in the first week and earned him 7 Grammy nominations. The cover features an adolescent Kendrick Lamar.

Lil Wayne-The Carter IV


This album sold 964,000 copies first week and became Lil Wayne's second album to top the Billboard 200. The album cover showcases the YMCMB head honcho at what appears to be his pre-school graduation.

The Game-Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf


The Game's sixth studio album features his daughter, California Dream Taylor. The cover artwork was chosen through an Instagram contest, in which fans got the opportunity to create the cover.

The Notorious B.I.G.-Ready To die


As the LP that many deem the most iconic rap album of all time, The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, Ready To Die , has gathered a host of accolades and awards over the years. To date, the album has reportedly sold between 3million and 14 million copies. The cover features what is supposed to be a childhood version of Biggie.

Lil Wayne-Tha Carter V


Lil Wayne's long-awaited eleventh studio LP features a picture of the rapper and his mother, Jacida Carter. Tha Carter V was originally supposed to hit shelves on October 28th but has yet to be released. Troubles between Lil Wayne and his long-time home label, Cash Money, are to blame for the project's delay.

Young Dolph, The King of Memphis


As his debut album, Young Dolph wanted to make a statement about ownership over his city. With the eye-catching visual and his title, Dolph definitely made a

Bas, Too High to Riot


Bas delivered big time on his sophomore album. With guest features from his Dreamville label mates, Cozz and J. Cole, Fiend Bassy decided to depict himself in his younger version for the album art.