Controversial Album Covers VI (Pt. 7)

Year: 1991

Ice Cube: Death Certificate
The Problem: In an affront to patriotic Americans everywhere, the cover of Ice Cube’s 1991 album showed the rapper presiding over Uncle Sam on a mortuary gurney. Perhaps an allusion to the death of the American dream, the album was nonetheless condemned Stateside and suffered severe retail boycotts.
My Take: This is a political statement and symbolic. Hey, this could be used  by some liberal groups I know. Oh come on, it’s not that bad! Ice Cube didn’t kill old Uncle Sam. I just don’t think the people can handle the truth.

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