I hesitated posting this here before, but what the hey now.
This is a CD cover picture that was commissioned to me a few months ago, by a friend who's an amateur DJ. It is for a Hip Hop mixtape he's planning to release soon.
If you know the least about Hip Hop culture you might be able to identify some of the personalities that are featured here. I was very loyal to my photo references, up to the position and facial expression (I guess I was feeling lazy and unimaginative). Bonus points if someone identifies them all correctly.
15-something hours in Paint Tool SAI + Photoshop CS4 + Wacom Intuos3.
All personalities pictured belong to themselves!