1. ART IS ALIVE: Akon’s Manimalistic Cover for “Koncrete Jungle.”

    Akon channels his inner Simon MacCorkindale for this mixtape cover. The milieu suggests The Wizard of Oz ‘s Cowardly Lion meets Clash of the Titans . Yet there’s an exuberance in how it draws from such divergent palettes that’s utterly ‘kon-tastic. A Jungle brother? A true blue brother!

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