Drake Reveals Dual Cover Artwork For ‘Nothing Was The Same’

Carl Williott | August 22, 2013 6:05 am

After pushing back by a week the release of third LP Nothing Was The Same (now out September 24), Drake revealed two versions of the album’s cover artwork, both painted by artist Kadir Nelson (who was also responsible for the ornate Michael cover). From the opening bars of “Started From The Bottom” to the boasting of “All Me,” it’s been clear this project is all about Drizzy’s journey and appreciating the rise, and the cover reflects that. The version up top depicts the rapper facing the left (in other words, looking back), and the alternate image depicts him as a young child facing the right, looking at what’s ahead. Both have a blue sky backdrop with a smattering of clouds.

It’s probably no accident that the “young Drake” version calls to mind covers from classic hip-hop albums like Ready To Die and Illmatic. Head below to see both covers.

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