Lil B’s I’m Gay album cover inspired by Marvin Gaye’s I Want You artwork

Berkeley, California hailing emcee Lil B “The Based God” borrows an ounce of inspiration from Marvin Gaye‘s 1976 classic I Want You album cover for the artwork of his own forthcoming LP, controversially titled I’m Gay [albeit less controversial with the happy brackets].

In the style of painter Ernie Barnes, whose famous work The Sugar Shack [see below] was used on Gaye’s I Want You LP cover, Lil B’s artwork appears to depict slavery and freedom…

I’m sure the intended message will become clear[er] when a larger version hits the net, but from the blurred screenshot you can already see there’s some provocative imagery which the rapper will undoubtably have fun explaining as the album campaign unveils.

[via Complex]

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