Rapper Snoop Dogg has tapped famed tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon to execute the design of his upcoming album, Malice N Wonderland.
Mr. Cartoon, born Mark Machado, is a legend in the world’s of tattoos and Hip-Hop, having inked some of raps biggest stars, including 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Method Man, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, Beyonce and others.
Additionally, Mr. Cartoon and his SA Studios have designed albums covers for the likes of Cypress Hill 50 Cent (Righteous Kill) and others in addition to creating custom ad campaigns for Nike, T-Mobile and Toyota.
Famed photographer Estevan Oriel was utilized to shoot Snoop at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood in his new role as Chairman of Priority Records.
In related news, Snoop, who turned 38 today, hosted the WWE’s Monday Night Raw last night to promote Malice N Wonderland.
Snoop previewed the video for his latest single “Gangsta Love,” which features The Dream. Malice N Wonderland is due in stores December 9.