49. Redman Dare Iz a Darkside (1994)
Art Direction: The Drawing Board
Photographer: Danny Clinch
Label: Rush Associated Labels/Polygram
Red's one of a few rappers crazy enough to successfully pull off a homage to Funkadelic's Maggot Brain cover, but Dare succeeds by not sticking too closely to the Funk Mob's layout. Yes, Red's body is submerged in dirt leaving only his screaming head visible, but the photo shifts the original's perspective to show a bunch of power lines, for some reason. The red-tinted jewel case also helped avoid things becomings too funkin' similar.