Pro Era’s Nyck Caution Is Limitless On High-Flying New LP (Album Stream)
22-year-old Pro Era spitter Nyck Caution (born Jesse Cordasco) has been sharing the limelight with his Brooklyn cohorts Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and others for several years now, helping to invigorate the young creative streak in the New York City borough which has also exposed the talents of the Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers. Yesterday (February 29), his debut solo album Disguise the Limit arrived, a sumptuous, melodic, discerning collection of a young man’s reflections on restrictions both self-inflicted and externally implemented.
The Italian-Jewish native of Brooklyn’s Mill Basin neighborhood has dealt with his fair share of cynics ever since he stepped foot into the Rap game back when he was still a student at Brooklyn College, but his eventual foray into music was decided several years before, thanks to his sharing a high school algebra class with late Pro Era founding member Capital STEEZ. In 2011, he officially arrived as an artist with his debut mixtape The Pursuit, Vol. 1. That title remains a common thread in Disguise the Limit, as the album’s opening track is the Rami Afuni and Chuck Strangers-produced “the Pursuit,” suggesting Nyck’s continued devotion to a search for something else, something more, and something better. Inspired by a STEEZ verse from his song “Negus,” the title of Disguise the Limit is both a clever play on words and a call to action. Production from Kirk Knight and Slauson Malone (among others) and appearances from Joey make it a family affair, while Metro Boomin and other collaborators invite additional input to help make the project an entirely unique vehicle for Nyck’s formal introduction.