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Drake Shares Cover Art for 'Nothing Was the Same'

Illustrations show rapper as a child and man

August 22, 2013 8:30 AM ET
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Drake, 'Nothing Was the Same'
Courtesy of Drake

Drake shared the cover art for his upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same, last night on Twitter. The album will be available with one of two different covers, Billboard reports. The first features an illustration of the rapper as a child, while the other shows the rapper as an adult. Both are set against an idyllic blue sky.

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The cover art was created by Kadir Nelson who also designed the artwork for Michael Jackson's posthumous album, Michael

Drake yesterday was added to the lineup of performers for this year's MTV Video Music Awards and will be performing live at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday along with the likes of Justin Timberlake(and maybe his former 'NSync bandmates), Lady Gaga and Kanye West.

Nothing Was the Same will be released on September 24th. 

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