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Ralph Steadman: Legendary 'Fear and Loathing' Illustrator Talks Making First Rap Album Art

“I certainly don’t keep up with hip-hop but I’m trying to now,” says iconic British illustrator and painter Ralph Steadman, best known as the twisted mind behind the dark, grotesque, hilarious, disturbing art that accompanied the early-1970s gonzo journalistic screeds of the late Hunter S. Thompson, including his 1972 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and various Rolling Stone covers.

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