Hip-Hop album covers have always been a reflection of the culture, and as rap has evolved so too has the album art.

Despite the gradual vanishing of vinyl and CD's, album covers proudly live on through services like iTunes and Spotify, remaining a powerful way for the artist to make a statement.

We've collected 50 of the most interesting and poignant Hip-Hop album covers of all time. Let us know what you think of the list, and add any in the comments that you think we left off.