#30. Lauryn Hill (Rap Pages, 1995)


Issue: December 1995
Art Direction: Brent Rollins
Photography: B+ (Brian Cross)

Gods and Goddesses are generally no strangers to controlling the elements: Earth, wind, etc. That Captain Planet shit. But for their 1996 photo issue Rap Pages mutated Lauryn Hill into a four-armed goddess that controlled the elements of hip-hop culture. Okay, four element worship is sort of a cheesy premise today, but putting the focus on Lauryn specifically predicted her forthcoming run as the most successful female rapper of all-time by a few years.