25. Boogie Down Productions, Criminal Minded (1987)
Art Direction: Uncredited
"Got myself an uzi and my brother a 9." Still in the proto-50 Cent stage of their career and taking aim at the Juice Crew's crown, KRS and Scott La Rock bunkered down and armed for battle on the cover of their debut. Criminal Minded was one of the first in a long line of great covers where rappers let their firearms do the speaking.