In 1938, Alex Steinweiss, an art director for Columbia Records invented the concept of album cover art, making way for epic images that continuously influence pop culture. It’s different now that most listeners stream and download music, which has ignited a market for unique album artwork to differentiate one project from the next. Also, design software is much more accessible and apps like instagram are extremely popular. That accessibility has given artists a bevy of new media to expand greatly the idea of album covers. Artists can create several album covers with a mouse click, and with a simple QR code make them interactive, or create a vine video that gives the viewer a short film in lieu of a traditional static album cover. So it’s no shock that this year is has delivered dope album covers. Here is my list of 2013’s Five Best Hip Hop Album Covers, based on: visual aesthetic, concept in relation to album name and theme, and creative execution.
Posts Tagged ‘Prodigy’
P stops by Power 105′s The Breakfast Club to speak on his new album Albert Einstein, squashing the beef with Havoc, his new book, the upcoming Mobb Deep album, and more.
Alc and P give us another video from their Albert Einstein LP, one of the more underrated projects that dropped in the past month. Directed by Shomi Patwary
NPR gives us an early preview of Statik’s upcoming Extended Play album, which drops June 18. (more…)
P and Alc drop off another fire cut from their upcoming Albert Einstein project. (more…)
P drops the visual for his “YNT” collabo with Domo Genesis off Albert Einstein, dropping June 11. Directed by Jonathan Andrade.
Two of New York’s hottest unveil the cover art and tracklisting for their collabo project. (more…)
Prodigy and Alc drop off another freebie from their upcoming Albert Einstein project. (more…)
Pretty sure the great genius is proud that he made the made. Head down bottom to see what to expect come June 11th. (more…)
This is actually a really cool idea. (more…)
Jack asks the hard-hitting questions, while P takes the diplomatic route. Other than that, P talks about Bumpy Johnson and a lot more. (more…)
This is the best I’ve heard P sound in a while. You can catch this off H.N.I.C. 3. (more…)
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