Pharrell, Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert + More To Appear On New NIGO Album
BAPE founder NIGO has announced he’ll be releasing a new album titled I Know NIGO with appearances from a number of big-name rappers.
The Japanese fashion designer/DJ took to Instagram on Monday night (December 20) to share potential cover art for the project, while revealing features from Pharrell, Tyler, The Creator, Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T and Fam-Lay. In addition, I Know NIGO will also see the return of Teriyaki Boyz.
Best known for “Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious),” Teriyaki Boyz released their 2005 album Beef or Chicken on Def Jam and 2009’s Serious Japanese on Star Trak, collaborating with the likes of The Neptunes, Kanye West, Just Blaze, DJ Premier, Big Sean, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown and Jermaine Dupri.
In February, NIGO announced he’d signed a deal with Universal Music Group through Steven Victor’s Victor Victor Worldwide label, which has released all of Pop Smoke’s albums as well as projects from Ski Mask The Slump God.
NIGO later teased his new album was “coming soon” on December 3.
This isn’t the first time NIGO and Lil Uzi Vert have crossed paths, with the pair teaming up for a Human Made collection in September.
“It’s amazing because I’m really not that old yet, and back in like 2010, 2011, 2012, that was prime for me,” Uzi told HipHopDX in August. “That was stuff that we was like to die for, and I would just go around to different places like Abacus and stuff just trying to find stuff.”
He added, “It’s just amazing that they actually acknowledged me because I’ve been acknowledging them before they even knew who I was.”
As far back as December 2020, Tyler, The Creator was seen wearing a Human Made jacket with the words “I Know NIGO” on the back.
Tyler The Creator Rocking Friends & Family Human Made x Girls Don’t Cry “I Know Nigo” Varsity Jacket.👀 pic.twitter.com/8OYeP64JCx
— HypeNeverDies (@HypeNeverDies) December 18, 2020