One of my all-time favorite albums is Deltron 3030, the project created by the super group of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala. It takes the listener through the life and times of Deltron, an emcee living in a dystopian society in the year 3030, where he battles government corruption and engages in the occasional intergalactic rap battle.

The fact that it’s a hip hop concept album and a rap opera is thought-provoking enough, but I hadn’t realized/thought through as far as the source of the art for the cover.

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It’s actually a photograph of people walking from the Trylon to the Perisphere, two structures constructed for the 1939 New York World’s fair, which was a showcase for the Art Deco style of the time.

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The theme of the fair was “The Wolrd of Tomorrow.” So now you know.

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