Album Cover: Drake – ‘Nothing Was the Same’

Nothing Was the Same

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.

The follow-up to 2011’s Take Care features the singles “Started From the Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” with contributions from Jay Z, Lil Wayne, and Hudson Mohawke.

Check out the second cover below.

Nothing Was the Same

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50 Comments

  1. SmileySidney

    I love the cover. Can’t wait to hear the album. #Drizzy

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  2. Ice

    Dope cover.

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  3. Trey

    Is it just me or does it REALLY resemble the Ready to Die cover? Just a thought. The baby painting >>>>>>>>>>>>> Drake’s painting

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    The guy Reply:

    @Trey, lol nah dude. It don’t tbh. Totally different ideas.

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    MSD Reply:

    @Trey, ready to die & tha carter 3 & 4

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    Jaheem Reply:

    @Trey, Again you might think of Biggy but it was that man Nas with Illmatic that started the baby album covers in hip-hop and since then so many people have copied it. That’s why illmatic is the Bible of Hip-Hop

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  4. riphop

    Decent

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  5. JHP

    Dope cover, not what I expected.

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  6. divinebrown

    that baby looks like blue ivy carter to me… so ready for this album!

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  7. DKW

    Completely unexpected. Very artistic. Different for Hip-Hop. Good job Drake.

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    eqwwqe Reply:

    @DKW, different for hip hop? did you start listening to hip hop last week?

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    K Reply:

    @eqwwqe, he most of this cover is so similar to others,this is actually common for album cover i really think that person was born just now…anyways all that aside i am liking what i bin hearing so far from the album.

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    Speechless Reply:

    @DKW, You must be under 18.

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    True Story Reply:

    @Speechless, LMAO

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  8. Brina

    Yasssss I love my hubby drake album cover its perfect

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  9. OvOGang

    This is dope! Really wasn’t expecting this

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  10. wisam

    chance the rapper – #10day .. look it up

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  11. Speechless

    Lol…

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  12. besos

    for a second i was like aww Blue Ivy lmao!!!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @besos, omg I see it too lol, haha

    Dayum they resemble eachother as babies so much!!

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  13. AAA

    Very interesting covers, I like

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  14. EdgarC

    I love this picture of Blue Ivy!

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    S* Reply:

    @EdgarC, hahahahaha

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  15. Mr. Fye

    Was I the only one that chuckled a little when they saw this? I guess its a nice touch, ill be coping the baby cover though

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  16. Stop Acting Like a Child

    Young Money, Cash Money, YMCMB, whatever their name, sure likes to cater to the children. $$$$$$$$

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  17. OVODRAKE

    DOPE!!!!

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  18. Manotte

    Looks Like A Prince Album(Around the World in a Day)

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  19. Dave

    dope dope dope

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  20. Tostos_OVO

    Very Nice cover art,great drake !

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    what Reply:

    @Tostos_OVO, because Drake is the one who painted the cover

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  21. Nick wright

    nice cover except the chain

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  22. Joseph

    Wasnt he raised by his Jewish mother? Like we all know that a Yamaka was chillin on his baby fro, not a comb!

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    S* Reply:

    @Joseph, haha yeah

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  23. BEDSTUYFLY

    THIS IS FLY. THE 1ST COVER IS PERFECT.

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  24. kate

    i love cover

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  25. Glen J

    Yeah because every baby looks like Blue Ivy. Laughable comments.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Glen J, Nah but people been saying Blue Ivy looked like a baby Drake for the longest.

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    hmm Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, You just made that up, dont kid yourself channel 2 roman

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  26. Go Home

    Hahaha i can’t stop laughing lol I’ll pass on that homie LMAO

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  27. rnblover

    This cover looks like Usher’s “Looking 4 Myself”

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  28. nel

    who is he kidding with the pic in the hair your white momma was not using that lmaooo

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    Julez Reply:

    @nel, LMAO! I can’t! TOO FUNNY!

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  29. oh

    *sigh* Drake tries too hard to be different
    This looks like B.I.G. album cover

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  30. E

    I see drake trying to take the fuckboi crown from wale..

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  31. CurtisDonDeano

    i like this, looks clean, I can see this being an all over print tee, but I think he should package this like a yeezy paper cd case, so you could have both pics

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    what Reply:

    @CurtisDonDeano, a digipak?

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  32. NWTS

    much better than the take care cover

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  33. Max

    Best album cover in a while.

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  34. bibi93

    Funny

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