Young Money star Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album may be slightly delayed, however, he has decided to give fans something to hold them over by revealing the album’s covers.
Slated to drop with two different comic book-like covers, one features a child version of himself and the other shows a modern day Drizzy.
Started as a baby, now he’s here. Drake illustrates his evolution from childhood to manhood on the cover art for his third album Nothing Was the Same. He revealed the two covers on his website OVOSound.com and confirmed the new September 24 release date. The illustrated artwork was designed by artist Kadir Nelson, who designed the cover for Michael Jackson‘s posthumous album Michael. One cover shows a profile of the Toronto MC as a baby with an Afro pick in his hair, while the other image depicts a grown-up Drizzy against the same sky blue backdrop. (Rap-Up)
Yesterday, reports surfaced and claimed the LP would arrive a week later than initially scheduled.
Additional details were only just revealed about Drake’s upcoming third set Nothing Was The Same, but there’s one crucial piece of new information that surfaced today: The album, originally scheduled for a September 17 release, has now been pushed back to September 24, according to Hits Daily Double (via Complex). The LP includes collaborations with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Hudson Mohawke, as well as singles “Hold On We’re Going Home” and “Started From The Bottom.” But don’t fret — producer Noah “40? Shehib says that the record is well on its way. “Hold on we’re almost done” (Idolator)
Last week, confirmation on Jay Z and Lil Wayne coming through for the highly anticipated LP sprouted.
“This album is about growth,” says the Toronto MC. “When I play it for people, they ask, ‘Who’s that rapping?’ I’m like, ‘That’s me.'” The LP also features all-star guests from Jay Z to Lil Wayne, plus superhot producers like Scottish DJ Hudson Mohawke. One highlight? The emotional “Connect.” “That one hits you in the heart,” says Drake. “It’s painful and beautiful at the same time.” (Rolling Stone)
Earlier this month, Drizzy noted the slew of high-profile releases this year made him take a serious approach to his upcoming LP.
“I remember coming into this year thinking, “How am I going to cut through all these people and shine?” I’ve never been part of a year when so many legends are dropping projects. How am I going to be seen? I’m going to be like the kid waving in the background in the photo with all of his tall relatives. And, I guess, those were my initial thoughts, and not to say that I haven’t enjoyed some of the stuff that has come out this year, but it didn’t pan out the way I thought it was going to. I think I am going for it, to really establish what are murmurs or things being said quietly, “Um, I think that Drake might actually…” On September 17th I want people to be like, “Oh, we were right.”” (XXL Magazine)