Houston rapper Riff Raff has confirmed recent speculation about dropping his upcoming Neon Icon album on the same date as Drake’s Nothing Was The Same and revealed his motivation not to change its drop date.
In Riff’s perspective, it’s a win-win for hip-hop fans to go out and have an opportunity to pick up both albums on the same day.
“It’s not a competition. It’s my way of doing community service cause I’m trying to save on the environment and the gas money,” he tells XXL during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. “Instead of going back and buying my album a couple weeks later, you might as well go drive and make one trip. Pick up everything. Buy both albums. I’m just being nice to the environment.” Just like every diehard fan, Drake’s last new friend will certainly be picking up Nothing Was The Same in a few weeks. “Of course. I can’t wait for it to come out,” he said. (XXL Mag)
A few days ago, Raff acknowledge Drake’s album being pushed back a week.
“RiFF RAFF & DRAKE ALBUM DROPPiNG THE SAME DAY http://instagram.com/p/dTYDOns1lC/ ,” Riff tweeted August 22. (Riff Raff’s Twitter)
Last week, Drake announced his album’s delay and revealed its cover art.
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)
Earlier this year, buzz about a possible Riff and Drizzy collaboration coming together bubbled online.
RiFF RAFF’s publicist confirms the information he’s been hinting at for a couple of days now: yes, he’s doing a song with Drake. This is an all-star team-up if we’ve ever heard of one. “SENDiNG MY VERSE OVER TODAY @Drake @OVO40″, RiFF RAFF wrote on Twitter last night, around the same time that Drake posted the above photo of the pair on his Instagram. (RiFF RAFF then posted another photo of himself with Drake and producer Noah “40” Shebib.) (Pitchfork)