LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out – 2 LP Deluxe Edition | 2 LP
GZA – Liquid Swords – 2 LP Deluxe Edition | 2 LP
Released in 2003 by Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, 50 Cent’s debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, was the 12 months’s bestselling album worldwide. It stormed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with greater than 872,000 copies bought throughout its first week of launch. Featuring the acclaimed No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles “In da Club” and “21 Questions,” and the Top 5 “P.I.M.P.,” the album is six-times platinum-certified by the RIAA. The unique hip hop variant cowl impressed by this album was initially drawn and coloured by Brian Stelfreeze for Invincible Iron Man No. 1 in 2015.
LL Cool J’s fourth studio album, Mama Said Knock You Out, drew reward from critics worldwide, lauding the album’s hard-hitting, soulful jams. Released in 1990 by Def Jam, the multi-platinum album’s chart-topping and Grammy-winning title observe is an iconic hip hop staple. The unique hip hop variant cowl impressed by this album was initially drawn and coloured by Tim Bradstreet for Punisher No. 1 in 2016.
Released in 1995 by Geffen, GZA’s second solo studio album, Liquid Swords, peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The platinum-certified album is critically acclaimed, acknowledged as the most effective hip hop albums of all time and as a very sturdy solo launch by a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. The unique hip hop variant cowl impressed by this album was initially drawn by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz and coloured by Chris Sotomayor for Contest of Champions No. 1 in 2015.