11. 2 Live Crew, As Nasty As They Wanna Be (1989)

Art Direction: Mac Hartshorn
Photographer: Mac Hartshorn
Label: Luke

By 1989 2 Live Crew, was quickly becoming rap's most controversial act, and giant statements were to be expected from the group. As Nasty As They Wanna Be delivered the goods in terms of both music and image, draping the group in dookie ropes and having them peer through the spread legs of four exquisitely thonged bodies. But notice how displeased Luke looks despite the scenery. Did he get sand in his mouth?