Controversial Album Covers VI (Pt. 15)

Year: 2006

Ice-T: Gangsta Rap

The Problem: The cover depicts Ice-T and his wife Nicole “Coco” Austin apparently naked in bed.

My Take: Between this album and Ice-T playing a cop on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, it’s a far cry from his previous covers, The Iceberg/Freedom Of Speech… Just Watch What You Say! and Home Invasion, A really far cry!

The Roots: Game Theory

The Problem: While The Roots aren’t typically known for a downtrodden, gritty sound, the cover art to their 2006 release “Game Theory” could have thrown those unfamiliar with their sound for a loop. Showing a stick figure hanging itself, the album art was poignant, and subtly disturbing.

My Take: It looks like a dark game of hangman.

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