Everyone knows that you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, and we hope for the sake of these musicians that the same goes for music. Album artwork often forms our fist impressions of new music. Shoddy designs can influence the way we feel about a mixtape before we hear the first track. They could even keep us from copping the tape in the first place.
Not everyone can afford a top graphic designer, of course, but there's mediocre, and then there's downright terrible. To try and prevent new artists from making more abominable mixtape covers in the next half of the year, we compiled this list of The Worst Mixtape Covers of 2013 (So Far). Even we have to admit that some of them are pretty hilarious.