Did Drake Steal Artwork for his New EP, “Scary Hours?”

It must have been a “scary hour” indeed, as the internet speculated over the accusation that Drake lifted intellectual property for the cover design of his new EP.

On the night of Friday January 19th Drake made the world stop by surprising his fans with two of his latest singles under the name “Scary Hours.” The soul-touching “God’s Plan” and deep-toned “Diplomatic Immunity” were sure to bring good things for Drake in 2018—until he was called out on Instagram by the producer Rabit, who accused the “6 God” of stealing artwork for the album.

Rabit wrote “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.” He shows a side by side comparison of his 2015 tour cover and Drake’s Scary Hours EP cover, and the resemblance is immediate.

Significance and Service, Exemplified: NPU Alum Runs for Alderman

Image credit: Friends of Casey Smagala for Alderman

Image credit: Friends of Casey Smagala for Alderman

As North Parkers, we know “a life of significance and service” as the catchphrase used often in jest and almost always taken for granted when meant in earnest. There are a few North Park alumni, however, who have dedicated their careers to significance and service in all sincerity. Some of them have even done so in Chicago, making our corner on Foster & Kedzie very proud. Casey Smagala has done so in our very own neighborhood of Albany Park. Since graduating in 2012 with a degree in American Government & Politics, he has been serving at the Albany Park Community Center (APCC) in successively larger roles. Now he is running for election to the Chicago City Council as Alderman for the 39th ward. After a decade of partnering passionately with our community and becoming one of Albany Park’s strongest advocates, Casey has clearly identified a significant path of service. He plans to “reshape a city that works for everyone” according to his campaign website which highlights North Park students and Albany Park residents at the forefront of the page. He still identifies strongly with our university, going so far as to come back and give guest lectures in undergraduate classes as well as drawn students’ attention to internships and volunteer opportunities at the APCC. See more at his campaign website.