35. DMX, Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood (1998)

Art Direction: Jonathan Mannion
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion
Label: Ruff Ryders/Def Jam

Literal interpretations win again. DMX went all Roger Corman and covered himself in buckets of blood for his sophomore LP. Rock records always have crap like this on them, but even as late as 1998 it was a pretty revolutionary for a rapper and especially apt in light of all of X's Gothic biblical imagery. Bonus points are granted for actually getting a Marilyn Manson cameo, even if the song itself kinda sucked.