Danny Brown recently announced that his follow-up to 2011’s XXX will be titled Old, and will be released Sept. 30 via Fool’s Gold. Today, we have a glimpse of the cover art for the album, courtesy of Brown’s Instagram, and behold: Old. It’s the image above, if you didn’t figure that out, depicting the Detroit rapper as some kind of king or military ruler — Haile Selassie perhaps?
Leila D’Amato painted the image, and the layout and design for the album art was done by Sam Chirnside for Doubleday & Cartwright.
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