Marvel releases hip-hop inspired album covers including Dr Dre and 50 Cent

Marvel hip-hip cover

Comic book publisher and filmmaker Marvel is releasing another series of hip-hop inspired variant album covers.

The first batch of 50 include the firm's take on some classic record artwork from the likes of Dr Dre, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator and 50 Cent.

Also included are covers from De La Soul, Notorious B.I.G., Ol' Dirty Bastard, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang Clan and Eric B & Rakim.

The covers were released to US websites Uproxx and Buzzfeed.

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said in a press release: "For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialog.

"Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces."

Artwork based on album covers from rap act Run The Jewels featured on two comic books earlier this year.

The full batch of 50 Marvel hip-hop album covers will be released in October.

Doctor Strange by Juan Doe/The Chronic by Dr Dre

Dr Strange
Dr Dre's The Chronic

Sam Wilson, Captain America by Mahmud Asrar/Long. Live. A$AP. by A$AP Rocky

Captain America

Spider-Man and Deadpool by Dave Johnson/Paid in Full by Eric B & Rakim

Spider-Man/Deadpool

Invincible Iron Man by Brian Stelfreeze/Get Rich or Die Tryin' by 50 Cent

Invincible Iron Man
50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Squadron Supreme by Mike Del Mundo/36 Chambers by Wu Tang Clan

Squadron Supreme
Wu Tang Clan album cover

Amazing Spider-Man by Mike Del Mundo/Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest

Amazing Spider-Man

Ant-Man by Mark Brooks/Ready to Die by The Notorious B.I.G.

Ant-Man

Extraordinary X-Men by Sanford Greene/3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul

Extraordinary X-Men
De La Soul cover

Howard the Duck by Juan Doe/Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version by Ol' Dirty Bastard

Howard the Duck

Ms Marvel by Jenny Frison/The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill

Ms Marvel
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill cover

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Phil Noto/Wolf by Tyler, The Creator

The Unbeatable Squirrel

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