21. Dr. Dre, The Chronic (1992)
Art Direction: Kimberly Holt
Photographer: Daniel Jordan
Label: Death Row/Interscope/Priority
It only made sense to draw inspiration on the Zig Zag rolling papers' design for the record that truly mainstreamed marijuana in pop culture (sorry, Cypress and Redman). Dre himself was dropped in the centerpiece in the place of usual Zig Zag spokesman Zouave, the French soldier who was said to have rolled his cigarettes in a piece of paper torn from his bag of gunpowder after his clay pipe was shattered by a bullet. Rumor has it that Kurupt faced a similar dilemma during the recording of this album.