UMG Partners With Marvel to Reinterpret Classic Hip Hop Album Covers

Through a brand new partnership between Marvel and UMG division Urban Legends, three legendary hip-hop albums will get a comic book e book makeover.  That might be the primary of a number of uncommon reinterpretations.

Urban Legends is a (principally) old fashioned rap-focused division underneath the Universal Music Group umbrella.  That’s a wise area of interest, given an older demographic that now has some disposable earnings.  Combine that with a nostalgic rush round vinyl, and a marketplace for snazzy reissues is born.

Accordingly, a Marvel-inspired collection will characteristic variant covers of among the label’s most legendary hip-hop releases.

The first comedian e book impressed variant covers might be obtainable on December seventh.  Kicking issues off might be 50 Cent’s 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ that includes Iron Man posed behind cracked glass (under).  LL Cool J’s 1990 album Mama Said Knock You Out options the Punisher mimicking the rapper’s well-known pose (above).

Finally, GZA’s second album, Liquid Swords, options Iron Man dueling Maestro within the skies.

The variant covers really debuted in 2015 as an homage to those influential albums, however now the 2 might be mixed for the primary time in historical past.  Fan-favorite comedian e book artists labored to re-imagine hip-hop covers with Marvel characters entrance and heart.

Each album launch will characteristic quite a few collectible choices. A double colour vinyl variant cowl collector’s version will characteristic the Marvel art work.

A deluxe variant cowl collector’s version shops the album LP in a gatefold cowl.  It additionally features a double-color vinyl and a limited-edition copy of the unique Marvel comedian e book that featured the art work.  Both collector’s editions are restricted to three,000 models.