A lot of well-received projects have already been released in this second half of the year. CDQ, like many artists who broke out with sleeper hits in late 2014, is gearing up for a record release of his own. However, earlier today, despite the high anticipation for the project, CDQ unveiled the art for his debut album today to internet-wide outrage.
And the award for best CorelDraw 8 design by a primary school student goes to… pic.twitter.com/ULKqeN62Wn
— Osagie Alonge (@OsaGz) August 17, 2016
Fans and music heads alike had several bones to pick with the theme and concept art of the album and immediately took their protest to the streets of twitter. Here at Sounds.ng, we decided to channel our disappointment at the craft of one of the most anticipated albums of the year into getting answers for 9 itching questions
Is it just us, or does CDQ look like he desperately has something to tell everyone?
Is this a low budget poster for ‘Coming to America 2: Can You Fucking Not”?
Because, obviously this was the idea
But despite having nearly 28 years to seek inspiration since the movie was released in 1988, this is the best CDQ’s team could do?
Nah. That sequel will not be happening anytime soon.
Did the photographer know this was not supposed to be a ‘wait and get’ passport?
Is that Shaki a mink or is that mink a giant drape of Shaki?
This was designed with Corel Draw wasn’t it?
Yes, very very ingenious. Clap for yourself, MagzMedia
If the intro is coming 5 tracks into the album, does this mean the mid-album tracks are the actual bonus tracks?
But seriously guys, Who wore it best?
The disappointing look on CDQ’s cartoon face says it all doesn’t it?
Who the fuck is Zion Foster?
You still want our final verdict on this generally shit album art?
Well, after scheming through this horror of poor colour separation and art direction, we have to say that unless there was an intended irony that should juxtapose the album’s ‘Quality’ title, someone on CDQ’s graphic design team should get fired.
Sorry CDQ, this is not CD quality.