By Tristin Marshall
Ralph Steadman, most well known in the U.S. as the illustrator for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is the mind behind the ‘Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho’ album cover. The inspiration behind the artwork blends Steadman’s original Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas design of mountains and cacti from the 1972 novel, as well as his take on a photo of Quavo and Travis Scott from the “Go Off” video, a single from the Fate of the Furious soundtrack featuring Lil Uzi Vert.
The legendary artist told MTV News that he wasn’t familiar with Quavo and Scott prior to being commissioned by Scott’s team to design the artwork, but it proved to work in the design. “Though I had never heard of them I did not consider that important, it was for me unknown territory, and I went along with it out of curiosity as much as anything.” Though working blindly in a sense, Steadman was still able to deliver a product that the duo was ultimately happy with: “I found it an area of expression that I could follow and understand and give a point of view. I think I succeeded because they were very happy.”
The artwork, which Quavo and Scott teased just before the album dropped, was praised by Scott in an Instagram post: “My Man Ralph Steadman thank u. I Love u man thanks for being part of this ride. Ps. Them studio nights let’s not mention those lol.”
Quavo and Scott released their much-anticipated collaboration just before Christmas, and the album debuted at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts just days into 2018.
Quavo keeps moving in the new year, as fans anxiously await the arrival of Migos’ sophomore album ‘Culture II’. Quavo also holds 11% of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, in part due to ‘Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho,’ which currently has seven tracks on the board. Scott is signed to Epic Records.
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