44. 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)

Art Direction: Stang Inc.
Photographer: Sacha Waldman
Label: Aftermath/Shady/Interscope

LL made the shirtless musclebound rap cover acceptable, Pac made it rebellious, but it was 50 who took the look to the masses. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' indirectly inspired the Myspace profile pics and Twitter avatars for an entire generation of lip-licking sensitive thugs who spent too much time at the gym.