Not everyone was excited to see Drake release two singles and news of a forthcoming project, Scary Hours.
Rapper Rabit took to Instagram and pointed out that the typeset design for Scary Hours—bold text with thinner letters underneath— bore a striking resemblance to a 2015 tour poster designed by Collin Fletcher.
In the caption, Rabit wrote, “Poor Collin is always having his style stolen. Lol BUT I love being part of a team that’s so creative and iconic.”
In a separate statement, Fletcher said, “This is a story that too many artists, musicians, and designers identify with. Hopefully this results in a larger conversation about popular culture’s relationship to underground artist.” Drake has yet to respond.
today I wake up to see OVO has redone one of my 2015 tour posters designed by @collindfletcher for Drake's new single. Poor Collin is always having his style stolen😬lol BUT I love being part of a team that's so creative and iconic💕💕🐀😆 #drake #ovo #rat #roach #simp - *Rabit - Les Fleurs Du Mail available now*
“Drake Accused of Stealing New Single Artwork.”— Tommy (@ThisGuyTJbro) January 23, 2018
this is the headline, as if it’s the first time Drake has taken someone else’s work and passed it off as originality by either him or someone he associates with.