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.
“This album is about growth,” Drake Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “When I play it for people, they ask, ‘Who’s that rapping?’ I’m like, ‘That’s me.’”
Drake’s previous album, Take Care, debuted at No. 1 in November 2011, selling over 630,000 copies in its first week.
Check out the second cover below: