#24. Eazy E (The Source, 1990)

Issue: December 1990
Art Direction: Rich, Butts, & Partners/Black Ink
Photography: Reef

The rapper-points-barrel-at-camera motif may seem cliche today, but it was still shocking back in 1990, when Eazy aimed his pistol at viewers on this early Source cover. The photo captured Eric's attitude to a T and inadvertently created the blueprint for dozens of Murder Dog and 4080 covers to come.