“When my album drop, b@tches will buy it for the picture…”
My dear old mum is a wise lady. As a young child, she gave me a nugget of wisdom that I’ve carried with me for years since. As I was making fun of Mother Thompson’s natty hair in church one Sunday, my usually docile mother pinched the fire out of a young Gotty’s™ arm and told me if I didn’t have anything nice to say then I shouldn’t say anything at all. And she also promised me a “d#mn whipping” after church but that’s beside the fact here.
While it was initially disputed, Oliver says this will be the artwork for Drake’s Thank Me Later. It was created by someone named Darkie who’s apparently the same individual who did the art for SFG. Aaaand that’s about all I have on the factual side.
I’m not as harsh on the guy as others have been but…this looks like a mixture of T.I.’s King x Shepard Fairey’s Obama. Then again, I haven’t truly loved any album’s artwork since the Ohio Players’ Honey (hubba hubba) or maybe the array of arses assembled for 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be. Those were memorable works of art!
Thank Me Later will be in every single music retail outlet come June 15th. Maybe the surprise is that the cover’s in 3D, there’s special glasses and a Illuminati message enclosed for those who buy it. That could get a few of you cheap bastards to cough up a few bucks right?
Thankfully, we buy music for the actual music.