#35. Ice-T (Rolling Stone, 1992)

Issue: August 1992
Art Direction: N/A
Photography: Mark Seliger

With "Cop Killer" Ice-T shook the music industry to its core. Despite the fact that it wasn't even a rap song—he was singing, fronting his metal band Body Count—the blame fell squarely on the head of hip-hop as parents and police groups boycotted Ice-T, Warner Brothers, and the genre at large. Ever the provocateur, Ice donned a cop's uniform for this classic cover. He must've enjoyed the role—the Iceman has spent the past decade portraying a policeman on Law & Order: SVU.