2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
The cover for All Eyez on Me is quintessential Death Row imagery: black, red, and white with a mean-mugging artist on the front. Shakur throws up the westside 'W' with one hand and flaunts his Death Row chain with the other; it's a sign of the times. In '96, the beef between New York and LA was coming to a boil, and this album cover provoked the skirmish while reminding the people just which side you were supporting when you bought this double album. With a running time of over two hours, AEOM features everyone from George Clinton to Nate Dogg, and even ditches the east/west thing temporarily to invite Method Man and Redman on a track. The music lives on, as does the image of Tupac leaning over the back of a chair.