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Recording a masterful opus requires various elements upon completion including producers, songwriters, and musicians just to name a few. Not to mention an artist and a photographer to help showcase and convey the album’s visual concept for its front cover.

In celebration of Black Music Month, we gathered a vast collection of memorable album covers through the years, ranging from Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland” to Nas’ 1994 debut hip-hop classic “Illmatic.”

Here is Fifteen of the most iconic album covers:

1. Thriller – Michael Jackson  (see above story)

2. Foxy Brown – Willie Hutch

3. Lady T  – Teena Marie

4. Green is Blues – Al Green

5. Criminal Minded – Boogie Down Productions

6. Solid – Ashford and Simpson

7. In Visible Silence – The Art of Noise

8. Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 – The Jackson Five

9. Long Live the Kane – Big Daddy Kane

10. It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back – Public Enemy

11. Love Child – Diana Ross and the Supremes

12. My Melody – Deniece Williams

13. Ahh…The Name is Bootsy Baby – Bootsy Collins

14. The Spook Who Sat by The Door – Herbie Hancock

15. Love Deluxe – Sade

What do you think should be included in this list?  Do you happen to have these covers?  To more iconic covers, click on the link below:

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