INCLUDES NEW SINGLE “LOST AND FOUND FREESTYLE 2019” WITH A$AP ROCKY & TYLER, THE CREATOR
SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “COME ON, LET’S GO” WITH TYLER, THE CREATOR
It’s finally here! After serving up a series of explosive singles, Japanese cultural and fashion icon NIGO unleashes his anxiously awaited new full-length album, I Know NIGO!, via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records today. NIGO and Pharrell notably serve as the album’s executive producers. Listen to I Know NIGO! —HERE.
The record boasts the new single and opener “Lost And Found Freestyle 2019” with A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator, which unites three titans of the culture on one epic. To herald the album’s arrival, he also just shared the blockbuster music video for “Come On, Let’s Go.”
Giving audiences an immersive body of work and piece of art, KAWS notably designed the limited-edition cover and back cover.
Most recently, he stirred up excitement for I Know Nigo with “Heavy” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert]. It has already gathered 2 million Spotify streams and counting. Right out of the gate, it garnered looks from The FADER, Pitchfork, HYPEBEAST, Complex, and more. It arrived on the heels of “More Tonight” [feat. Teriyaki Boyz], which received widespread acclaim globally.
Nigo’s album season incited global anticipation. “Hear Me Clearly” [feat. Pusha T] earned plugs from Pitchfork and more, Rolling Stone hailed the “dusty drum groove” and proclaimed, “As always, Pusha’s bars speak for themselves.” Complex named it among “Best New Music This Week,” and NME hailed it as “disruptive.”
Meanwhile, its predecessor “Want It Bad” [feat. Kid Cudi] gathered 4.1 million Spotify streams, and Rolling Stone dubbed it “vibe heavy.”UPROXX applauded it as “a hazy release that sees Cudi glide on production that becomes more and more energetic and chaotic as he progresses through the song.”
To set the stage for this chapter, he unleashed “Arya” [feat. A$AP Rocky]. Right out of the gate, it amassed over 12.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Earning press praise, The FADER raved, “both Nigo’s beat and A$AP‘s bars take us back to the late aughts, Rocky’s salad days and a simpler time in hip-hop overall,” and OnesToWatch described it as “exactly what the world needed from the collaboration between Nigo and A$AP Rocky.” Stereogum noted, “Rocky raps over moody pianos with a crispy bounce in his voice, and he sounds like he’s having fun.” Meanwhile, HYPEBEAST applauded, “Starting with angelic looping piano chords, A$AP Rocky comes in with the hard-hitting bass drums that carry the track. Riding the piano heavy beat accented by tittering hi-hats and choice snare hits, Rocky delivers three verses and infectious chorus lines.”
I Know Nigo stands out as Nigo’s first musical body of work in nearly two decades.
NIGO continues to make headlines. He recently led his debut show in Paris as artistic director for KENZO, with an audience that included Pharrell, Ye, Julia Fox, Tyler, The Creator, PushaT, and GUNNA, among others. The show also gave the audience an exclusive preview of the album, showcasing features from A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams, Pusha T, Teriyaki Boyz, Tyler, The Creator, and LilUziVert as announced by NIGO last month. Snippets of the new music went viral and trended on Twitter immediately following the show’s debut and accumulated over a million plays on clips that were shared across the platform.
1. Lost and Found Freestyle 2019 (with Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky)
2. Arya (with A$AP Rocky)
3. Punch Bowl (with Clipse)
4. Functional Addict (with Pharrell & Gunna)
5. Want It Bad (with Kid Cudi)
6. Morë Tonight (with Teriyaki Boyz)
7. Paper Plates (with Pharrell & Ferg)
8. Hear Me Clearly (with Pusha T)
9. Remember (with Pop Smoke)
10. Heavy (with Lil Uzi Vert)
11. Come On, Let’s Go (with Tyler, The Creator)