39. T.I., Paper Trail (2008)

Art Direction: Greg Gigendad Burke
Photographer: Ian Wright
Label: Grand Hustle/Atlantic

Illustrator Ian Wright ran with the "Paper Trail" theme for T.I.'s post-prison comeback, building an incredibly intricate portrait collage out of scrap paper and money. It was a nice touch for the album in which Tip returned his raps to the pen and the pad and one of the more artful major-label covers of the decade.