Album Covers

Jan
20
Album Cover: ScHoolboy Q – ‘Oxymoron’

Oxymoron

The countdown is on to ScHoolboy Q’s major label debut Oxymoron. In advance of the February 25 release, the TDE member has revealed the standard and deluxe cover art via iTunes.

The 15-track standard edition features the Kendrick Lamar-assisted single “Collard Greens” and party anthem “Man of the Year,” while the deluxe adds two songs including the Boi-1da-produced “Yay Yay.”

The South Central L.A. rapper has also been in the studio with J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Raekwon, Tyler, the Creator, and more.

The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes along with a new song called “Break the Bank,” produced by Alchemist. Stream it below.

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Jan
18
Isaiah Rashad Unveils ‘Cilvia Demo’ Cover, Tracklisting

Cilvia Demo

Since signing to Top Dawg Entertainment last year, Isaiah Rashad has had the streets and the blogs buzzing. On January 28, the Chattanooga rapper will release his first official project Cilvia Demo to iTunes. The 14 tracks feature his TDE labelmates ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and SZA, with production from Black Metaphor, The Antydote, and Danny Dee.

“I just want to take you on a ride,” Isaiah told REVOLT. “Imagine getting off work at like 6 o’ clock, like 6 p.m., and you don’t go home. You’re with your homies, and you get home at 6 a.m. That’s what my project is.”

He pays homage to Master P’s late brother on “R.I.P. Kevin Miller” and serves up a remix to “Shot You Down” with his Black Hippy family.

See the tracklisting below.

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Jan
7
Ashanti Unveils New ‘BraveHeart’ Cover

Braveheart

Ashanti is in full bloom on the cover of her fifth album BraveHeart. The R&B beauty poses in front of a rose in the gorgeous photo, which replaces the previous cover. She unveiled the new artwork on Instagram along with a series of promo photos, shot by Robert Ector.

After several delays, the follow-up to 2008’s The Declaration is set to arrive on February 18 on Written Entertainment/eOne Music. It has already spawned the Busta Rhymes-assisted “The Woman You Love,” “That’s What We Do” with R. Kelly, and the heartfelt ballad “Never Should Have.”

In November, she released the Rick Ross-assisted single “I Got It” and has recorded a song with Beenie Man called “First Real Love.”

“It’s something for women, just being empowering. This album is something very deep,” Ashanti previously said of the project, which features production from Jerry Wonda, Detail, and Sak Pase. “I’m going places that I haven’t gone on different albums.”

See more photos from her BraveHeart shoot below.

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Dec
14
Album Cover: Angel Haze – ‘Dirty Gold’

Dirty Gold

Angel Haze shines bright on the cover of her debut Dirty Gold. The 22-year-old rapper has revealed the striking artwork, which shows her face studded in gold and jewels.

“I really don’t feel like waiting anymore…here’s the Dirty Gold album artwork. #sorryguysatmylabel,” tweeted Angel.

Due in early 2014, the album features the singles “No Bueno” and “Echelon (It’s My Way).”

“I think it’s a melting pot of a ton of different genres,” she told Rolling Stone. “I worked with a bunch of people who were able to take what I wanted it to be and make it all very cohesive. With their help, I feel like I created my own genre.”

She has been warming up with her “30 Gold” series featuring freestyles and acoustic covers of hits including “Same Love,” “Wrecking Ball,” and “Counting Stars.”

Dec
3
Mac Miller Announces ‘Live From Space’ Album

Live From Space

Mac Miller has a surprise for his fans this holiday season. The Pittsburgh rapper will release his first live album later this month.

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Nov
16
Album Cover: R. Kelly – ‘Black Panties’

Black Panties

Let the baby making begin. R. Kelly sets the seductive mood with the provocative covers for his album Black Panties. The standard edition shows the masked singer playing a violin on a topless woman’s body. He ups the ante on the deluxe, lying in a pile of ladies, who are wearing nothing but black panties.

The follow-up to 2012′s Write Me Back has already spawned the singles “My Story” featuring 2 Chainz, “Genius,” and “Cookie.”

“I’m on a Benjamin Button-type of mission right now,” Kellz told Fuse. “I’m going back to the old school R. Kelly days where he did the 12 Play, the sexual songs mixed with the hip-hop songs.”

The Black Panties come off on Dec. 10. See the deluxe artwork below.

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Nov
7
Album Cover: Childish Gambino – ‘because the internet’

because the internet

Childish Gambino has quit NBC’s “Community” and is focusing on his music. On Dec. 10, he will release his album because the internet. The cover art features a close-up of the L.A.-born rapper wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

The album title was given to him by Beck. “I felt like it was appropriate to my career, it was appropriate to the album, it was appropriate to life in general,” he told VIBE.

Last month, he dropped the first single “3005″ and can also be heard on Jhen√© Aiko’s “Bed Peace.”

See the animated cover below.

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