The late-'90s weren't considered the best time to be a fan of Hip Hop, says many of us during the late-'90s. This point in semi-recent Hip Hop history marked a time of change, where Hip Hop was thriving and growing in the business sense, but foretold a grim future where creativity and commercialism would forever be mutually-exclusive. This was just ten years ago; the VIBE cover above is a depiction of days gone by. The choice of subjects is slightly questionable, however. Jay-Z belongs on this cover. LL and Method Man, much as well still love them, did not because their output at the time left something to be desired. But, Foxy, Kim, Lauryn and Missy (for what it was worth) represented a fair cross-section of female MCs. You won't get that today.
Design this VIBE cover for 2008. Who do you think should make the cover, versus who would?