48. Madvillain, Madvillainy (2004)

Art Direction: Jeff Jank
Photographer: Eric Coleman
Label: Stones Throw

Jeff Jank, whose in-house work for Stones Throw consistently impresses, went with a simpler approach than normal with this fan favorite from Madlib and MF Doom. But it worked. Doing anything but smiling for his close-up, Doom hits the viewer with a deadened glare from behind a rusted mask.