26. Public Enemy, Yo! Bumrush the Show (1987)

Art Direction: Eric Haze
Photographer: Glen E. Friedman
Label: Def Jam/Columbia

Though Yo! Bum Rush The Show only hinted at the commercial success and sonic perfection that Public Enemy would go on to to achieve, the cover found the group's visual identity nearly fully formed, from the all-in-the-huddle photo to the tiny running text repeated along the cover's lower border: "The Government's Responsible." It also marks the album debut of the group's timeless B-Boy-in-the-crosshairs logo. PE logo trivia: that B-Boy is actually traced from the silhouette of LL Cool J hypeman E Love.

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