9 Unintentionally Gay Rap Album Covers

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Spotlight, WTF

Published on November 11, 2009 with 29 Comments">29 Comments

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Rappers have been known to bash homosexuals every now and then, but hip-hop has also had its share of queer moments that would make Gangstalicious proud. Here are 9 unintentionally gay rap covers.

9. Cam’ron – Confessions of Fire

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Cam’ron was probably going for the hardcore hip-hop demographics here. Instead, he ends up appealing to the hardcore gay porno demographics.

 

8. Devastatin’ Dave – Zip Zap Rap

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No one really knew what he was zip zap yapping about (sample lyrics: “Rip dibby zap, da zip dap du wap, This is what I call the Zip Zap Rap. Hichichichy be back in a sec…”), but this album cover speaks loud and clear. It says, “I’m butt ugly.”

 

7. Lil Flip – The Leprechaun

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If Bishop Don Magic Juan and Craig Seger had a child, this is exactly what it’ll look like.

 

6. Tony Tee – Time to Get Physical

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For an album titled Time to Get Physical, the man-woman ratio on Tony Tee’s album cover is suspect. Not to mention that the last thing you ever want to see on an album cover is the unsightly male camel toe.

 

5. Ghostface Killah – Bulletproof Wallets

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Why, oh why is Ghostface serving Raekwon steak as his bathrobe comes undone?

 

4. Lil Cease – The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo

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So, let me get this straight: Lil Cease woke up the morning of this cover shoot and thought to himself, “Today, I’ll just rock a fedora to go along with … nothing?

 

3. DJ Drama & Plies – From Bottom to Top

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The first time I saw this artwork, I kept wondering why Plies had that look like he was stuck in an excruciatingly painful act of some sort. Then I noticed the CD title, From Bottom to Top, and it all made sense.

 

2. B.G. – Concrete Jungle

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B.G. standing in between two shirtless weed carriers who just so happen to be on their knees? Looks like something is about to go down. The guy on the right has even moved his chain and hat to the back for the sake of convenience.

 

1. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

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Cold masterpiece, no doubt. Arguably the best semi-solo album to ever come of the Wu-Tang camp. However, none of that would’ve been possible without Ghost standing beside (or behind, in this case) his main man Raekwon on nearly every song. In fact, this cover affirms that Rae and Ghost had a very close relationship. That said, I’ve always wondered if the smoke emitting from Rae’s head was a result of the hard pounding he seems to be taking from Ghost.

Seriously, you have to admire the consistency:
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Just missed the list:

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Ice T’s saving grace here is Coco. Truth be told, I spent hours on Photoshop trying to figure out how to zap Iceberg from this cover.

Luckily, Rick Cortes decided to put his PS skills to good use:
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One last thing…

As a reward for making it to the end of the list, here are some sexy album covers:

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bite-your-tonguerollins-nice let-them-eat-seafood kid-loco shakira-hipsdontliehendrix-nude-cover

Rizoh

Rizoh is the most powerful man in all the lands. He lives in Houston, TX, where he earned a Ph.D. in Nerf Herding. He's the founder of The Rap Up, the editor of Roc4Life, About.com's rap guide, and a member of the Grammy-awaiting band Pervertable Disciples.

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  • dex3er

    LOL! oh man, this had me in tears

  • dex3er

    LOL! oh man, this had me in tears

  • blaze

    classic post…that cease a leo cover is mad fruity

  • blaze

    classic post…that cease a leo cover is mad fruity

  • Dom Corleone

    I always thought that OB4CL cover was pause-worthy. This reaffirms my position.

  • Dom Corleone

    I always thought that OB4CL cover was pause-worthy. This reaffirms my position.

  • houroc

    This whole list a LoL!!!!!!

  • houroc

    This whole list a LoL!!!!!!

  • MimesisBTG

    What makes the Cease cover even better is the subtitle: “It’s Been A Long Time Coming”…Yeah, I bet it has!

  • MimesisBTG

    What makes the Cease cover even better is the subtitle: “It’s Been A Long Time Coming”…Yeah, I bet it has!

  • bing

    Why all the homophobia? Please grow up.

  • bing

    Why all the homophobia? Please grow up.

  • em2wice

    Niiiiice post

  • em2wice

    Niiiiice post

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  • fivemicfella

    LOL! what made that plies cover funnier was dj drama in the back about to crumble the cookie on plies

  • fivemicfella

    LOL! what made that plies cover funnier was dj drama in the back about to crumble the cookie on plies

  • imageunion

    *cough*insecurestraightboywhodoesntgetlaidenough*cough*

  • imageunion

    *cough*insecurestraightboywhodoesntgetlaidenough*cough*

  • imageunion

    …and if the covers are “gay” and you were able to understand and/or interpret them as such, are they really all that “unintentional”?

    I think I can pretty safely say that none of these cats on these covers have spoken to you *directly* regarding their sexual proclivities, regardless of hip-hop cultures implicit nervous heteronormativity, or the usual Rap-Boy-Trying-Way-Too-Hard-and-Going-Shirtless-or-Putting-A-Bunch-Of-Nekkid-Women on-The-Album-Cover move.

    …Maybe the covers just *spoke* to you.

    I’m just sayin’. :)
    —————-

    Not Gay as in “happy”.
    Queer as in “fuck you”.

  • Rick.

    “Get a sense of humor…this is for the kids’ amusement.”

  • imageunion

    @ Rick:

    I have a sense of humor.did you miss the smiley face? :)

    Still, that doesn’t keep the post from being homophobic, because it is…which wouldn’t *necessarily* mean there wasn’t anything funny in it.

    This just wasn’t funny. It’s hella 2001. It’s corny.

    “Gee look how ironically homo mainstream hip hop aesthetics are!”.Zzzzzzzz.

    Now that collection of bootygirl covers? *Those* look the work of a bunch of gay stylists/art directors.

    I wanna see a post on that…I understand that’s not gonna happen though, for a variety of reasons.:) S’cool. Carry on. :)

    peas.

    out.
    —————-
    Not Gay as in “happy”.
    Queer as in “fuck you”.

  • http://my.rawkus.com/xn/detail/u_1nsds1n2rbjpx kardan719

    ya kno, I have a few of these albums & I’ve neva once thought “gay” when I’ve seen it…of all the rap subjects u cud of wrote about u chose this 1…

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  • Blaze 1-2

    smfh… this site hatin on Wu the way it does. these niggaz is legends; i guarantee you wouldn’t dare tell Rae or Ghost that shit to their faces.

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  • JZA ONE

    Yeah, I like Wu too, but I thought making fun of the OB4CL covers was funny. Lighten up, Wu is a group not a cult.

  • http://my.rawkus.com/profile/Rizoh Rizoh

    THANK YOU JZA ONE

  • Guapo

    Rizoh, thanks for the good FUN!

  • illpoetic

    haha, good stuff.

  • imageunion

    …and if the covers are “gay” and you were able to understand and/or interpret them as such, are they really all that “unintentional”?

    I think I can pretty safely say that none of these cats on these covers have spoken to you *directly* regarding their sexual proclivities, regardless of hip-hop cultures implicit nervous heteronormativity, or the usual Rap-Boy-Trying-Way-Too-Hard-and-Going-Shirtless-or-Putting-A-Bunch-Of-Nekkid-Women on-The-Album-Cover move.

    …Maybe the covers just *spoke* to you.

    I’m just sayin’. :)
    —————-

    Not Gay as in “happy”.
    Queer as in “fuck you”.

  • va choppa

    Talkin rea and ghost album covers was gay…really let’s me know a bitch nigga created this list….foh. FAIL