Album Covers

Dec
18
Album Cover: Tyga – ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’

The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty

All gold everything. A day after dropping his Fan of a Fan single with Chris Brown, Tyga has unveiled the artwork for his fourth LP The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.

The cover, which is made of real gold, shows an Egyptian falcon with his wings spread. The design is the work of Kanye West and his creative team DONDA, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint cover.

Kanye serves as executive producer of The Gold Album. “He hears certain melodies that I wouldn’t hear or even think about adding,” Tyga told Nylon Guys. “He taught me that 808 drums and bass aren’t enough. You have to have that warmth.”

The follow-up to 2013′s Hotel California is due early next year via Tyga’s independent label Last Kings. It has spawned the singles “Make It Work” and the Kanye-produced “40 Mill.”

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Dec
15
Jazmine Sullivan Readies ‘Reality Show’ for January

Reality Show

The wait is almost over. After disappearing from the music industry, Jazmine Sullivan is set to return with Reality Show, her first album in four years. The R&B songstress has announced a January 13, 2015 release date and unveiled the cover art for the follow-up to 2010′s Love Me Back.

Inspired by her love for reality shows, the 12 tracks showcase Jazmine’s powerful pipes over production from Salaam Remi, Key Wane, Chuck Harmony, Da Internz, and DJ Dahi. “I’m really proud of it. I worked harder on this album than any album,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I put a lot of pressure on myself ’cause I haven’t been out in so long.”

But don’t expect the sad songs of the past. “The songs are really colorful, just about life in general and reality from my eyes.”

Reality Show includes the Meek Mill-assisted “Dumb,” the soulful “Forever Don’t Last,” and “Mascara.”

See the tracklisting below and pre-order it on iTunes.

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Dec
15
Ne-Yo Reveals ‘Non-Fiction’ Cover, Tracklisting

Non-Fiction

On January 27, Ne-Yo gets real with his sixth album Non-Fiction. The R&B gentleman has revealed the cover and tracklisting via iTunes.

The deluxe edition boasts 21 tracks, with appearances from ScHoolboy Q, T.I., Jeezy, and Juicy J, plus production from Shae Taylor, Stargate, Key Wayne, and Glass John. His latest collaboration with Pitbull, “Time of Our Lives,” is also included.

“I didn’t just want to tell my story. I like letting people try to guess which is which!” said Ne-Yo of the follow-up to 2012′s R.E.D. “I’m a storyteller: with this album, I wanted to put a magnifying glass on that. I wanted Non-Fiction to feel cinematic: each track gives listeners something entertaining, yet if they take their time with it, they’ll discover different dimensions and subplots.”

See the tracklisting below.

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Dec
12
Album Cover: Fabolous – ‘The Young OG Project’

The Young OG Project

Fabolous has unveiled the cover art for his sixth album The Young OG Project. Loso and Emily B.’s six-year-old son Johan takes his seat on a gold throne on the ’90s-inspired artwork, which he texted to fans who entered their cell number into his virtual beeper.

Earlier this week, he premiered the video for the first single “Lituation,” while the album arrives at digital retailers on Christmas Day.

“The album is not really just telling a story, but it’s having a lot of fun,” he said of the follow-up to 2009′s Loso’s Way. “It’s very ’90s-inspired and themed, a lot of flips and beats from the ’90s are on there.”

What do you think of the cover art? Let us know below.

Dec
1
Lupe Fiasco Reveals ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Cover, Tracklisting

Tetsuo & Youth

Now that he has a release date, Lupe Fiasco has revealed the cover art and tracklisting for his fifth album Tetsuo & Youth. The 16 tracks include the single “Deliver,” with appearances from Ab-Soul, Trae Tha Truth, Fam-Lay, Guy Sebastian, Glasses Malone, and more.

The album, which drops January 20, marks the follow-up to 2012′s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.

Lupe recently became frustrated with his label Atlantic Records and announced plans for a mixtape called Lost in the Atlantic, but it’s unclear if he will still release it.

See the tracklisting below.

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Nov
18
Album Cover: Omarion – ‘Sex Playlist’

Sex Playlist

Omarion brings you into his bedroom on the cover of his fourth album Sex Playlist. The steamy artwork shows a shirtless and tatted O with a naked woman lying on top of him.

His MMG/Atlantic Records debut will arrive exclusively at digital retailers on December 2 featuring the DJ Mustard-produced single “Post to Be” with Chris Brown and Jhen√© Aiko.

The 13 tracks also include the Jeremih-assisted “Show Me” and the DeBarge-sampled “You Like It.” See the tracklisting.

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Nov
17
Ludacris Unveils ‘Burning Bridges’ EP Cover

Burning Bridges

Burn baby burn. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges sets the roof on fire on the cover of his EP Burning Bridges. The illustrated artwork, which he revealed on Instagram, shows a house engulfed in flames.

Luda’s first project since 2013′s mixtape IDGAF will be released on December 16 featuring the Da Internz-produced single “Good Lovin” with Miguel.

In the meantime, Luda has been warming up with his weekly freestyle series “LudaVerses.”

His long-awaited eighth album Ludaversal is due March 31, while Fast & Furious 7 opens in theaters on April 3.