White rappers have been making waves in the music industry for decades, and their album covers have become an intrinsic part of their personas. The visual representation of their music is often just as important as the lyrics themselves. Here are some of the most striking white rapper album covers that have left an indelible mark on the genre.
The Slim Shady LP – Eminem
Eminem’s debut album cover is a perfect representation of his provocative and controversial persona. The image of a blonde, blue-eyed boy holding a knife to his throat was meant to shock and grab attention. With his tongue firmly planted in cheek, he was poking fun at the perception of white rappers in the industry at the time.
The White Album – Eminem
The cover of this mixtape may be simple, but it perfectly captures the essence of the title. The image is a white square with the word “Eminem” emblazoned across the center in black letters. This cover is a nod to The Beatles’ self-titled album, which is also known as the White Album.
Long.Live.A$AP – A$AP Rocky
Created by designer Virgil Abloh, the cover of A$AP Rocky’s debut album, Long.Live.A$AP, features a single white dove with a gold chain. The bird is a powerful symbol of peace and freedom and is juxtaposed with the rapper’s love for luxury brands and expensive jewelry.