#40. Jeru the Damaja (On The Go, 1995)


Issue: #15, 1995
Art Direction: Ari Forman
Photography: Jean Marie Guyaux

Jeru always had something of a hero complex, often positioning himself as a savior to rap music from the villianous forces of corporate and pop influences. His "One Day" even formalized his mission, warring with the Bad Boy empire for the soul of the genre. On The Go built off this aspect of his personality, portraying the Brooklynite as a caped crusader on this charmingly low-budget cover.