19. Scarface, Mr. Scarface Is Back (1991)

Art Direction: Shawn Brauch
Photographer: Mike Barnett
Label: Rap-A-Lot/Priority

Few lyricists are able to paint a freeze frame of a crime scene the way Scarface does. For his debut record, art directors turned that perspective literal. It's a snapshot of an old-fashioned heist in action, with dope on the table. While the other Geto Boys aim their guns and rage at their unidentified foes, Face himself plays the back, seemingly armed only with an ice grill.