The Life After Death cover is art of hip hop history, but now we are seeing some artwork that didn’t make the cut of the front of Biggie Smalls’ album. Ebon Heath and Michele Thorne of NY design were in charge of creating the cover for The Notorious B.I.G.’s second and final album and said they had a bit of a hard time pleasing Diddy. In the end, the picture of Big next to the hearse at a graveyard is what won Diddy over but not before a few adjustments. The album would be released 16 days after the rapper’s tragic death. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m so use to seeing the cover, but I think they made the best choice. See the scrapped artwork and judge for yourself in the gallery.