We asked you to carve up some hip-hop-inspired pumpkins for Halloween and you definitely delivered. Our inbox was flooded with Rihannas, Rick Rosses, Weezys, Nicki Minajs, and Jay-Zs. But there were three jack-o’-lanterns that stood out from the pack.
Mad Dog’s Parental Advisory pumpkin showed a high level of detail and creativity, but it came with an even better explanation: “I decided to carve something to scare all of the parents out there.” Congrats to our first place winner, who will receive a prize pack worth nearly $500 including Denon AH-D2000 advanced over-ear headphones, Logitech iPod speaker S315i, and Rihanna’s photo book.
Check out some of the other winners and runners-up below.
2nd Place: Jill’s pumpkin paid homage to one of hip-hop’s most essential elements: the DJ. And throwing in the Rap-Up logo didn’t hurt.
3rd Place: Glenn was in an “Empire State of Mind” when he carved this pumpkin. His portrait of Jay-Z even included his signature Yankees cap. Nice touch.
Emma carved everyone’s favorite martian Lil Wayne into her pumpkin.
Vince put his pumpkin on ice, carving a bottle of Dom Pérignon into a bucket. Bottoms up!
The bossiest pumpkin of them all belonged to Richard with his Rick Ross design.
Congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered! We’re sorry we couldn’t give prizes to you all. Happy Halloween!