UPDATED 1/23/18 2:20 p.m. ET: While the designs look similar, a source close to the situation clarifies Drake was not aware of it prior to the release of Scary Hours, and furthermore OVO had been presented with the art.
See below for original story published on 1/22/18.
Drake's release of his Scary Hours EP was the highlight of most people's Friday night... except for Rabit. The Houston producer called out the artist for stealing his 2015 Communion Tour poster for the EP's artwork.
"Today I wake up to see OVO has redone one of my tour posters designed by @collindfletcher for Drake's new single," Rabit said in an Instagram post. "Poor Collin is always having his style stolen😬 lol BUT I love being part of a team that's so creative and iconic." He also included side-by-side images of his poster compared to the Scary Hours artwork, and the similarity is hard to ignore. What makes it even more interesting is Drake's not-so-hidden affinity for the city of Houston, which could mean he was already familiar with Rabit's work.
The "Collin" Rabit is referring to on Instagram is designer Collin Fletcher. "This is a story that too many artists, musicians, and designers identify with," he said in a statement to Pitchfork. "Hopefully this results in a larger conversation about popular culture's relationship to underground artists."
While the art does look similar, given Drake's stature he is probably presented with ideas from countless designers, and in all likelihood was not even aware of the design prior to releasing Scary Hours.
Drake's Scary Hours EP features "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity." The former was produced by Cardo, Boi-1da and YeX, while "Diplomatic Immunity" was produced by Boi-1da and Nick Brongers.