Erick the Architect has announced his highly anticipated solo LP debut – I’ve Never Been Here Before will be released February 23, 2024. The double album features 16 tracks, a deeply personal and powerful work that explores themes of fearlessness, resilience, beauty in darkness, and unity over a thrilling mix of hip-hop, soul, dub, psych and beyond. Several years in the making, Erick crafted it in his Los Angeles home studio, and it features several longtime collaborators and new friends: Joey Bada$$, Westside Boogie, George Clinton, Channel Tres, Kimbra, Lalah Hathaway, RÜDE CÅT, Boy Boy, Pale Jay and FARR. Also known as the main producer and founding member of influential Brooklyn rap group Flatbush Zombies, Erick worked with a number of producers including several tracks with celebrated electronic musician James Blake. The result is a statement-making collection of razor-sharp songs from an artist set free by being his authentic self.
“Shook Up” explores the earth-shaking feeling that comes with new love and represents the first time Erick and Joey Bada$$ have made something as a rap duo despite years of collaboration.
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