Year: 1998
Art direction: David Calderley and RZA
Photography: Michael Lavine
Bill Sienkiewicz

"The illustration is my favorite thing about Bobby Digital. It was a hard thing to get past the powers that be back in the day. Everything was photo-driven.

We were actually the first ones to use Bill Sienkiewicz, an amazing illustrator, who did all the Batman covers, and he ended up doing the Bobby Digital cover. In hip-hop, that wasn't really happening so much. It was very difficult back then, because they just didn't understand how you could sell records without their image being on the cover. We were always interested in using best-in-class artists when we did our work. Whether it was a photographer, an illustrator, or a painter, it was always about using people who were really talented and making a mark in their particular field."