Marvel Comics reimagine classic hip hop albums with superheroes

Records by the Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, A Tribe Called Quest, and Tyler, the Creator have all been redesigned by Marvel.

15.07.15

Marvel Comics are paying homage to some of hip hop's most recognisable record sleeves with new illustrated artworks.

Tributes to The Notorious B.I.G., A Tribe Called Quest, and Wu-Tang Clan all feature alongside newer records by A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator.

"For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue," said Marvel's editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, "Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces."

Check out a selection below, and head over to Hypetrak to see more.

Extraordinary X-Men #1. Artwork by Sanford Green (De La Soul '3 Feet High and Rising').

Doctor Strange #1. Artwork by Juan Doe (Dr. Dre 'The Chronic').

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1. Artwork by Phil Noto (Tyler, the Creator 'Wolf').

Squadron Supreme #1. Artwork by Mike Del Mundo (Wu-Tang Clan 'Enter The 36 Chambers)'.