Album Covers

Jun
30
B.o.B Readies ‘No Genre Pt. 2’ Mixtape

No Genre Pt. 2

B.o.B can’t be put in a box. The Atlanta rapper embraces diversity on his upcoming mixtape No Genre Pt. 2.

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Jun
30
Wiz Khalifa Reveals ‘Blacc Hollywood’ Cover Art, Release Date

Blacc Hollywood

Wiz Khalifa is taking you to Blacc Hollywood this summer. The Taylor Gang leader has announced a release date and unveiled the cover art for his third major label album.

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Jun
28
Ariana Grande Announces New Album ‘My Everything’

My Everything

Ariana Grande is ready to share My Everything with the world. The pop diva has unveiled the cover art and announced an August 25 release date for her sophomore album.

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Jun
25
Common Recruits Lil Herb, King Louie for ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ Cover Art

Nobody's Smiling

Common is putting on for his city with the artwork for his 10th album Nobody’s Smiling. The Chicago rapper spotlights some of Chi-town’s rising rap stars including Lil Herb, King Louie, Dreezy, and Lil Bibby on the multiple covers. Common himself appears on one cover, posing against a black background.

“It means a lot to me,” Dreezy said of her inclusion. “Common was and still is a legend and it just makes me feel like I’m the new face of hip-hop.”

Executive produced by No I.D., Nobody’s Smiling arrives July 22 featuring the Vince Staples-assisted single “Kingdom.”

The concept-driven project was inspired by the tragedies in Chicago. “We came up with this concept Nobody’s Smiling [and it] was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago,” said Common of the follow-up to 2011′s The Dreamer/The Believer.

Go behind the scenes of the cover shoot below.

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Jun
18
Robin Thicke Reveals ‘Paula’ Album Cover, Tracklisting

Paula

With two weeks to go, Robin Thicke has unveiled the cover and tracklisting for his seventh album Paula. The dark artwork shows the pensive singer with his head down and washed in red, yellow, and green.

The follow-up to last year’s chart-topper Blurred Lines is dedicated to his estranged wife Paula Patton. The couple, who’s been married for nine years and have a four-year-old son together, announced their separation in February, and Thicke has been trying for months to mend their relationship.

All 14 tracks were written and produced by Thicke with titles inspired by his wife including “You’re My Fantasy,” “Forever Love,” and the lead single “Get Her Back.”

“We got a lot to talk about on that subject,” Thicke told Steve Harvey. “I gotta impress her somehow. The truth shall set you free.”

See the tracklisting below.

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Jun
10
Album Cover: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Friends & Lovers’

Friends & Lovers

Marsha Ambrosius has revealed the cover and release date for her sophomore album Friends & Lovers. The illustrated artwork features a pair of red lips with the title written across them.

Due July 15, the follow-up to 2011′s Late Nights & Early Mornings includes 15 tracks with production from Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and more.

“You can expect me to be a complete asshole on one album,” the former Floetry member told Rap-Up TV. “Honestly and openly, the expressions of a woman, a very honest woman, and I’m not taking any prisoners.”

The album will be available for pre-order on June 23, while Target will carry a deluxe edition with three additional tracks.

Earlier this week, Marsha debuted the powerful video for her ballad “Run.”

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Jun
10
Tank Reveals ‘Stronger’ Album Cover, Release Date

Stronger

After joining Tyrese and Ginuwine for the TGT album, Tank returns to solo territory with his sixth LP Stronger. The R&B General looks dapper on the black-and-white cover art, which he unveiled today.

The follow-up to 2012′s This Is How I Feel arrives August 12 featuring production from Jerry Wonda.

“It’s just an album that speaks to a different place [where] I am in my life and my career,” said Tank. “I’m having more fun in life and that deserves tempo. R&B deserves that energy and I think that energy appeals to more people.”

He will perform at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans on July 5.

Watch the TAJ-directed video for his single “You’re My Star” below.

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