When Rappers Replicate Iconic Malcolm X Images

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  • Malcolm X, Nicki Minaj
  • Nicki Minaj, Malcolm X
  • Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One, Malcolm X
  • Bilal, Malcolm X
  • Young Jeezy, Malcolm X, Jeezy
  • The Roots, Malcolm X
  • T.I., Malcolm X
  • Wale, Malcolm X, Maybach Music Group, MMG
  • DJ Lord, Public Enemy, Malcolm X

KRS-One (and Boogie Down Productions)

Boogie Down Productions reframed Malcolm X’s famous “By Any Means Necessary” couplet for the title of their 1988 album, By All Means Necessary. The album cover depicts KRS-One as Malcolm X, peering out the window with a gun. 

(Photo: Jive/MCA Records)

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