COVER LOVER: BLACKALICIOUS - BLAZING ARROW


Photography: B+ (Brian Cross) 
Art: Brent Rollins
Year: 2002 

The cover of this classic Blackalicious album always intrigued me, as did the great music it unveils. Both match really well, playing with collages, samples and hallucinatory horizons. It was visually really different from what was coming out back then too, more identifiable as an Electronica oddity than a Hip Hop record. No wonder Brent Rollins wrapped up some of the most iconic Hip Hop albums (Blackstar, Dilated Peoples…) with his art, as did B+ (DJ Shadow, J Dilla…)

 Brent Rollins talking album art on Complex.com Brian ‘B+’ Cross‘ stories behind his iconic images on Egotripland.com and lecture on rbma.com