1. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Deluxe Cover)
On November 2, Nicki Minaj debuted the deluxe edition of her forthcoming new album, “The Pinkprint.” The cover features what appears to be Nicki Minaj’s thumb print in glittery pink mousse cosmetic. The album cover still plays on DONDA and Kanye’s minimalist approach.
2. John Legend – Love In The Future
If you can’t tell, simplicity is a reoccurring theme with DONDA. John Legend’s fourth studio album cover features a taupe-colored background with three red carnations. With love being the album’s theme, it’s quite interesting that DONDA didn’t choose to use three red roses on the cover, but DONDA never does what’s expected.
3. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP
Draped in an American flag, A$AP Rocky’s debut album “Long.Live.A$AP” features the Harlem rapper divided at the top and bottom of the black and white album’s cover. The initial digital cover was a moving gif that simulated a broken TV.
4. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name (Standard Edition)
Capitalist cocaine music.
Pusha T’s debut solo album “My Name Is My Name” features a barcode on a white background, which symbolizes nothing more than a “product.” Fans were able to scan the UPC to pre-order the album back in 2013, but there’s still no word on if the actual barcode numbers mean anything significant.
5. Kanye West – Yeezus
Kanye’s coverless album cover “Yeezus” was expectedly unexpected. Although the standard cover simply featured a piece of red tape, there were exclusive special editions of the cover floating around with a melted gold George Condo designed medallion on the front.
6. Big Sean – Guap (Single Cover)
Due to the single’s steel drum tropical sound, Big Sean’s single cover featured a standard cover and a pixelated gif version. The standard cover featured blue neon-colored palm trees over what appears to be a ripped cotton t-shirt. The pixelated gif version featured waves crashing against rocks.