#19. Goodie Mob (Rap Pages, 1995)

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

One of the biggest advantages Rap Pages had was its less centralized West Coast orientation. As such the magazine took notice of the regional rap explosion well before its New York counterparts. This Goodie Mob cover (their first) brought their swamp water funk to life with the group sneaking onto restricted government land in Georgia. And like their classic debut, there's both a religious, baptismal vibe and a hint of menace, with Khujo clutching a blade between his teeth, which was understandable considering there were snakes in the water.