22. EPMD, Business As Usual (1992)

Art Direction: Bill Sienkiewicz
Illustrator: Bill Sienkiewicz
Label: Def Jam/RAL/Columbia

For their third record, EPMD outsourced the illustration, bringing in Marvel Comics vet Bill Sienkiewicz. Seinkiewicz had never heard of the group prior to working with them, but still managed to put together an unforgettable cover depicting E and P staring down the hounds and barrels of the FBI. (Eric Haze's two-toned EPMD logo also deserves mention here as one of, if not the, most enduring logos in hip-hop. Simplicity wins again.)