Mr. Abel Tesfaye AKA “The Weeknd” is undoubtedly an artist about to really break out in the near future. He just signed his first record deal with Universal Records, and he stays associated with Drake and the OVO crew. After all, he is the XO in OVOXO. His 3 super successful mix tapes released in 2011 will be re-released as a trilogy in November. As usual when something is announced; I do some cover art. Personally I’m extremely excited for the re-release which will feature new songs. The Weeknd is going to be a major name in music in the years to come. He’s seriously great.
Specifics about my cover art: I used camo because he’s often seen wearing it, and I had to use colors that have not been used in the previous mix tape covers. I created the camo background myself. If you look closely the camo is made up of “XO’s”. Also the actually picture of The Weeknd I drew on Illustrator using my tablet, but the idea was taken from the poster for his tour with Florence and The Machine.
Look out for my complete packaging idea for the “Trilogy” soon!
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*BELOW check out “The Party & The After Party” by The Weeknd from House of Balloons!
I’m a little late on this, as Drake has just finished the North American part of his tour…but he’s just about to start the European part. I wanted to bring it back to the Pre-Take Care era and base this poster off my (still) popular ‘Club Paradise’ song cover.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend any shows on this tour because he didn’t come to Charlotte. I’ll catch him as soon as he rolls through Crown Town for sure! Who’s going with me?
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So I get requests for OVOXO stuff all the time….I gotta come through for you guys, right? I feel obligated to put out at least 1 of these a month just because everyone likes them so much!
This one is 1366×768 pixels as requested by @Kidd_HiDef on Twitter. After the jump you can snag the 1280×800 version if you prefer to use that one!
SHOUTOUT: To Karla “HustleGRL” Moy, who created and ran the Drake fansite AllThingsFresh, which is now shutting down. Karla says she is on the verge of beginning a new chapter in her life and it was simply time to move on. Thanks for what you have done to support Drake and keep the fans informed about everything he has done over the years Karla!
I had to re-download The Weeknd’s first album “House of Balloons” today because my computer thought it was cool to delete some music. Oh well…made me listen to the first time in a few weeks and make a dope wallpaper. It’s pretty much a fantastic album. If you have never heard of or listen to The Weeknd, start now. Download ‘House of Balloons’ and ‘Thursday’ for free! He’s featured on Drake’s new album “Take Care” which drops tomorrow in America! Go buy it!
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