Marvel Reimagines Hip-Hop Covers New Rappers For 2016 Hip Hop Variants Collection


(AllHipHop News) Marvel has put its touch on a collection of popular Hip-Hop album covers once again.

The comic book giant put its spin on six different covers for the second installment of its Hip Hop Variants collection.

The 2016 collection will include an illustrated spin on album covers from Wu-Tang Clan, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Kevin Gates, Chance the Rapper and LL Cool J.

“Comics and Hip-Hop share a common narrative: They’re all about underdogs struggling, striving and persevering against overwhelming odds,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Playboy.

“…It’s no surprise that so many rappers have been influenced by the Marvel mythology or embraced the Marvel heroes over the decades. The Hip-Hop covers were our way of showing that the love is reciprocal,” continued Alonso.

Marvel’s 2015 edition of Hip Hop Variants featured animated spins on 50 album covers of Hip-Hop artists, such as De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising, A$AP Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP, and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.

Check out a tweet highlighting a few of the covers below and click here to view the whole collection.