Album Art Face Off: Battle Of The Clipse Covers

Album Art Face Off: Battle Of The Clipse Covers


This morning, the cover art for Clipse's long-awaited third album Till The Casket Drops leaked, and as promised, it features an illustration by art icon Brian "KAWS" Donnelly. Obviously, we prefer the cover that KAWS and Clipse created for the current issue of Complex (this one!), but we're probably a little biased.

How do you think their new cover matches up against the illustration from their 2001 debut Lord Willin' and the money-filled image from the 2006 follow-up Hell Hath No Fury? Learn more about each of Clipse's covers and cast your vote for the best below...

ALBUM: LORD WILLIN' (2001)
ILLUSTRATION BY: Vicki Berndt
DESIGN BY: Courtney Walter
For their official debut, the Thornton brothers went with an illustration that shows them riding through Virginia Beach with black Jesus in the back seat. Damn, he couldn't get shotgun?

ALBUM: HELL HATH NO FURY (2006)
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Jonathan Mannion
DESIGN BY: Courtney Walter
What better way to convey the crack music inside than by photographing Pusha and Malice with a kitchen stove? The international currency on the wall was definitely all obtained through legal channels.

ALBUM: TILL THE CASKET DROPS (2009)
ILLUSTRATION BY: KAWS
He's already done cover art for all of their 2009 singles—"Kinda Like A Big Deal", "All Eyes On Me" and "I'm Good"—and KAWS continues the up-close graphic motif on the official album art, which shows a pink casket and the artist's signature X's.

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