Hip-hop covers can sometimes define the success of an album, EP or single. A cover catches the attention of a consumer's eye before they even listen to the content of the music. They say don't judge a book by its cover, but in the music industry, it's the complete opposite.

While hip-hop has been known to deliver some of the dopest covers of all time, there's been a few that have caused quite the controversy. But, some hip-hop covers are remembered and memorable for their sex appeal and seductive images such as Ice-T's Power and Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" single. Today, XXL explores those sexy and provocative album, EP and single covers that have made their stamp in the world of hip-hop.