Delivering evocative lyrics with an ice-cold demeanor, Brooklyn rapper Nyck Caution is preparing to make the leap. Today, the Pro Era rapper announces Anywhere But Here, his upcoming project, coming in 2021.
“Anywhere But Here” is a soulful and self-assured effort, exploring all facets of Nyck’s personality, offering braggadocious bars on boom-bap bangers like “What You Want,” experimenting with Brooklyn drill sounds on “Bad Day,” and delving into introspective interrogations of his state of mind on ballads like “Motion Sickness.”
Steeped in the culture of his home borough, Anywhere But Here reverberates with booming bass notes and crisp percussion, delivering a spin on classic NY rap sounds seasoned with Nyck’s wry sense of humor and incisive storytelling. The project is home to “How You Live It,” a hard-hitting new single with an appearance from Nyck’s Pro Era cohort Joey Bada$$. Featuring further guest spots from Denzel Curry, Kota The Friend, GASHI, TheMind, CJ Fly, Elbee Thrie of Phony Ppl, and more, Anywhere But Here arrives on January 15th via Pro Era Records/ADA Worldwide.
Along with the announcement of the album, Nyck Caution shares “Product Of My Environment,” his new single and music video. Boasting a bouncy, jazz-influenced beat from Freddie Joachim, “Product Of My Environment” finds Nyck sharing his origin story, revealing how he got his nickname from his dad and recounting how he made sure people knew his rap ambitions were deadly serious. The song features standout guest verses from Kota The Friend and Erick The Architect, as they get personal in story-telling, explaining the way their individual communities and circumstances shaped who they are today.
Directed by FAKEDELL, who also directed the real estate-themed clip for “How You Live It,” the video for “Product Of My Environment” dramatizes the stories told by the three emcees, offering imagery that corresponds with their detailed lyrics.
Anywhere But Here tracklist:
1. December 24th (ft. Elbee Thrie)
2. Anywhere But Here (ft. Maverick Sable & Alex Mali)
3. Motion Sickness
4. Vin Skit #1
5. How You Live It (ft. Joey Bada$$)
6. What You Want (ft. GASHI)
7. Dirt On Your Name
8. Vin Skit #2
9. Bad Day (ft. Denzel Curry)
10. Coat Check/Session 47
11. Product Of My Environment (ft. Kota The Friend & Erick The Architect)
12. Things Could Be Worse (ft. CJ Fly & Jake Luttrell)
13. Something To Remember Me By (ft. TheMind)
14. Kids That Wish