Anywhere But Here

Nyck Caution - Anywhere But Here
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Based on 96 ratings
2021 Ratings: #109
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January 15, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Pro Era / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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The Pro Era rapper channels the adolescent moodiness of Machine Gun Kelly and the aspirational navel-gazing of J. Cole.

A mediocre and very forgettable rap album.
Somehow this man sounds like both Logic and fucking JPEGMAFIA simultaneously, even though he's clearly influenced by neither. And somehow the end result is, by and large, tame and boring.

The LP is at its worst when Nyck Caution is rapping about his life over relaxed R&B beats and bringing absolutely nothing to the hip-hop scene. Not terrible though; fella is clearly talented, as evidenced by the clearer, more focused highlights. Denzel absolutely KILLS his feature and is easily the ... read more
I'm really a fan of underground groups, PRO ERA in particular, of course. Although my expected favorite is Bada$$, I always follow their development in general. But if we talk about Nyck, he was always in the background, falling short in all aspects. Unfortunately, the debut album only heightened this feeling. He seems to be really trying, but loses in all parameters. It sounds not bad, but it gets boring quickly. Instrumentals don't always catch on, guest verses don't make things better. To my ... read more
While clearly talented on a technical level, Nyck Caution throws far too many cringeworthy bars into ‘Anywhere But Here’ for me to leave the experience impressed. He’s similar to Logic in a number of ways, and while a handful of his “come-up” tracks feel personal, he’s not nearly likable enough to let its many mediocre moments slide. The production on most tracks is basic and forgettable, but the vast majority of his feature list delivers fantastic verses ... read more
It's like Logic for people too embarrassed to admit they like Logic.
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Track List

  1. December 24th (ft. LB3)
  2. Anywhere But Here (ft. Maverick Sabre & 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
  14. Kids That Wish
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Added on: December 12, 2020