Take A Visual Tour Of Musical History With #BestBlackAlbumCovers

A look back at some iconic imagery.

December 24, 2015

#BestBlackAlbumCovers partially serves as an ode to the '70s and '80s, the peak of the LP era: since albums aren't consumed in the same way anymore, their artwork doesn't have the same importance—or at least, the same size. But a few modern examples made the cut, notably Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. Several famous artists got in on the fun: Killer Mike endorsed the Ohio Players—whose '70s output reliably featured memorable art—while Talib Kweli shouted out his own covers as well as Millie Jackson's Back to the S**t!. Even The New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow put in a vote for Teddy Pendergrass.

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Take A Visual Tour Of Musical History With #BestBlackAlbumCovers