QUEEN LATIFAH - BLACK REIGN: This piece is based on one of my favorite album covers, Queen Latifah's "All Hail The Queen." This of course was back before the TV shows, the movies and the onset of whore-rap (yeah Lil' Kim I'm talkin' to you among others).

I initially planned to add other elements, but the original design is perfect, makes great use of white space and conveys everything you need to know about the album and the emcee. So I decided that I would stay true to the original cover in my representation and just add lyrics from one of the album's best cuts, "Wrath of My Madness":

You've been begging and dying for somebody's rhyming to set you free / for God so loved the world he gave you me