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Madvillain - Madvillainy
Did Thor ever send imposters to battle Loki when he was feeling lazy?
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
Musta missed the issue where Deadpool converted to Islam like Rakim... and where he got into shawarmas. Probably the same issue, come to think of it.
DMX - Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
"Your name is Logan? Logan Howlett? That ain't no fuckin' name, yo. You can't be serious. Your momma ain't name you no damn Logan."
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
"Have some... "Electric Relaxation", Spider-Man!" - The Shocker in this issue, I dearly hope.
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
*In Biggie voice*"It was all a dream / I used to read Lorna Jungle Queen / Instead of making sports teams / And if ya don't know, now ya know" *laughs*
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show
They definitely should've cast Flavor Flav in the Deadpool movie, not boring old Ryan Reynolds.
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
Pretty appropriate, Trugoy The Dove already sounds like he could be one of the third-stringer mutants, like Jubilee.
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Nuthin' but a "Geek" Thing.
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
This one makes sense: ODB was to Wu-Tang as Howard the Duck is to Marvel. Both are entertaining, irascible malcontents that are more mascots than you know, actual stars. Also, they both caused headaches for the government.
50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
50 Cent's already pretty much a superhero, I mean, did Tony Stark ever get shot nine times and live? I thought not. I guess 50 has yet to fight a dragon though... but I wouldn't rule it out.
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Wikipedia tells me Kamala Khan is Ms. Marvel, a shapeshifting Pakistani-American Muslim superheroine. Pretty progressive, Marvel! Oh, wait... she has 'inhuman genes'. I knew it was too good to be true.
ASAP Rocky - Long. Live. A$APThis one kinda just fell into their laps eh? The Captain America variant cover was either going to be ASAP, or this. I guess they made the right choice.
GZA - Liquid SwordsNerds everywhere are GZA-ing themselves over this cover.
Tyler, The Creator - Wolf
I dunno in what universe Wolf is a classic album, but OK. Must be Earth-616.
Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The PharcydeI see Marvel edited out the vagina coaster... unnecessarily IMO. It's not like readers would know what they were looking at. Boom. *Backboard shatters*.
Lil B - Blue Flame
Again, not sure how 'classic' Blue Flame will end up being in the grand scheme of things, but shouting out Lil B is the wrong instinct.
Nas - Illmatic
I bet Spidey's most-played track is "The Genesis'.... get it? Ehh, I don't blame you, that one kinda got away from me.
This fall, hip-hop heads and comic book nerds will finally be united, in an event long prophesied by seers and warlocks as the Conjunction of the Snapbacks.
Starting in October, Marvel Comics will be producing a series of over 50 variant covers for their series, all based on iconic hip-hop album art from the past three decades. If you’ve ever wondered what Spidey would look like as Eric B. or Dr. Strange as Dr. Dre, your strikingly-specific curiosity can now be sated, you weirdo. Check out the recently revealed covers in our gallery above.
“For years, Marvel Comics and Hip-Hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialog,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said while unveiling the first batch of the covers. In more controversial statements, comic books are cool now, and there’s absolutely no shame in continuing to read them after age 25!