Respected in the Five Boroughs and beyond for his pen game, Nyck Caution is ready for his close-up. Bringing a highlight from his solo debut album Anywhere But Here to life, Nyck shares “Coat Check,” his latest music video. Reflective and deeply personal, “Coat Check” is a lyrical showcase for the young rapper, shifting from confident in the initial section to uncertain in the “Session 47” section in the second half. The song dwells on life’s cruel brevity, as the 26-year-old rapper pours one out for his fellow Brooklynite Pop Smoke and struggles to overcome his self doubt.
Shot in crisp black-and-white, the Fakedell-directed video for “Coat Check” starts in celebratory mode, as Nyck celebrates his success with some homies, including Pro Era’s Dessy Hinds and other notable figures like Kid Super, Dyemond Lewis, Ken Cash, and Aaron Rose. As the song transitions from “Coat Check” to “Session 47,” the focus shifts squarely onto Nyck, as he sits on a therapist’s couch and bares his soul.
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. Earning praise from Complex, UPROXX, HotNewHipHop, Okayplayer, and many more, the album arrives after years of personal turmoil, including the recent death of his father, who is honored on the tape’s opening track “December 24th” ft. Elbee Thrie. Anywhere But Here is home to singles like “How You Live It,” a hard-hitting new single with an appearance from Joey Bada$$, the smooth and reflective origin story “Product of My Environment” ft. Kota The Friend & Erick The Architect, and the aggressive drill anthem “Bad Day” ft. Denzel Curry. Featuring additional appearances from Nyck’s Pro Era cohort CJ Fly, GASHI, TheMind, and more, Anywhere But Here is available on all platforms via Pro Era Records/ADA Worldwide.