Kid X caught in copy cat cover drama
Kid X (Instagram)
Johannesburg - Kid X may have dropped one of the hottest mixtapes in recent history, but not everyone in the industry is celebrating.
When Kid X released his 3/4 Pace mixtape this week, many called it a stroke of genius. But SAMA-award winning hip hop artist, Mr Selwyn has called foul on the album art, claiming X stole it from his Foundation album.
Something that was not lost on Selwyn's fans either.
But Kid X's music label, Cashtime, deny that they have done anything wrong, saying their designer simply used a common stock image.
"Like any other designer, our designer purchased a stock image to use. Selwyn may have used the same stock image in 2009, but he did not create the concept of a running track in the middle of a field, that existed as a stock image," Cashtime's Thabiso told The Juice.
"Our designer brought the mixtape cover to us, unaware of Selwyn's cover. I spoke to X and asked him if he was inspired by Selwyn's cover and X told me he had never even seen Selwyn's cover before," he added.
Kid X is not the first local artist to be accused of stealing cover art ideas. A few weeks ago Black Coffee fought claims that he had also copied another artist's album. (Read more about that here.)