#25. Lil Wayne (BLAZE, 2000)


Issue: #13 (March 2000)
Art Direction: Mark Shaw
Photography: Sarah A. Friedman

Before Lil Wayne became the best rapper alive, the short-lived BLAZE magazine proved their prescience by putting Wayne and his young baby on the cover. Still a teen himself, Weezy announced "my daughter is the most beautiful hot girl." It's one of hip-hop's sweeter magazine covers and certainly shows the rapper in a different light.