That Infamous Cover Art When Drake revealed the artistic album cover for Nothing Was the Same, the Internet started making fun of it immediately. The double cover, which features an oil painting by Kadir Nelson (famous for his work on Michael Jackson’s Michael album cover), shows an illustrated present-day Drake looking back thoughtfully at a young Drake against a blue sky background. It kind of reminds us of something we might see from Yeezy, not Drizzy.
Nelson told MTV News, “I approached [the cover] as if it were something that would have resonance not only for now, but for all time. It’s something that Drake and I both thought would last beyond what you’ll see on most album covers now. We wanted something that was different from everything else.”
Drake continued, “Sometimes when I try and think back through this journey it’s hard to pinpoint all these moments. On past albums when I’ve been trying to tell the story, I’ve got there but maybe not got there all the way. This is my most clear, concise thoughts from now, and my best recollection of then.” Hence the clear blue sky. It’s symbolism, duh.
The Track List Without further ado, the Nothing Was the Same track list:
1. Tuscan Leather
2. Furthest Thing
3. Started From The Bottom
4. Wu-Tang Forever
5. Own It
6. Worst Behavior
7. From Time
8. Hold On, We’re Going Home
10. The Language
11. 305 To My City (featuring Detail)
12. Too Much
13. Pound Cake (featuring Jay Z)/ Paris Morton Music 2
14. Come Thru*
15. All Me*
* Deluxe edition
Drake’s Nothing Was the Same drops September 24.