#50. The Notorious B.I.G. (The Source, 1995)


Issue: July 1995
Art Direction: Ola Kudu
Photography: N/A

Biggie's first Source cover blew him up to the size of his namesake, chilling Godzilla-style next to the World Trade Center. It's an awkward display to say the least, but significant in that it crowned him the "King Of New York," and also provided the impetus for Snoop Dogg and the Dogg Pound's "New York, New York" video, in which they worked a similar conceit—except it featured the West Coasters kicking down all the buildings.