In the 10 days since his announcement, rapper AKA's fans have stepped up to the plate in order to go head-to-head with his design team for the honor of designing his third and final (supposedly) solo album cover.
Deemed the #TouchMyBloodChallenge, the call-to-action was put out on the 20th of April by AKA himself in a series of tweets followed by a downloadable brief for all those interested in taking part in the challenge.
As per the #TouchMyBloodChallenge brief, AKA explained, "I have always wanted my face on every album that I had made because I want people to look at my body of work, and see the progression of my career and music through how my appearance might change or age. The reference for this comes from Nas’ first few albums. So keep that in mind. If you look at the Altar Ego or Levels covers, you will get the idea. As you can see, I have left the background blank for you to fill with your imagination. You may alter the picture, make it black and white, shrink it, enlarge it, animate, whatever you want, but it must appear as the main image on the cover."
Take a look at what fans have submitted so far:
This is such an awesome experience. It's so cool to be able to be in a position to give people an opportunity to express themselves. It's only been a couple days, and there is still a lot of time left to go ... but damn. The outpouring of creativity is overwhelming. Here are a couple so far ... Thank You for riding with me on this journey and being part of my album and my story. #touchmybloodchallenge 💉
This one however, is the most hilarious of them all...
Which of the submissions thus far is your favourite?
Main image credit: instagram.com/akaworldwide