The collaboration album - is it back, or did it never leave? It felt like last year concluded with more collaboration albums than solo albums, with high profile collaborations between Future and Young Thug, 21 Savage and Offset, Travis Scott and Quavo, Big Sean and Metro Boomin, and more. Some enjoyed the increased output, although others were critical.

Questions like "whose project is it really" ensued; some were wary that artists would end up turning in their best work on a collaboration project. Therein lies the conundrum when rappers collide. Sometimes, however, a rapper and a producer can develop a notable chemistry. In those instances, a collaborative album feels like a natural conclusion.

Such is life for Hoodrich Pablo Juan and French producer Brodinski. Unlikely allies on paper perhaps, but kindred spirits through and through. The pair are no strangers to one another's talents, having previously collaborated on "IWFYB" (an acronym for "I Wanna Fuck Yo Bitch") off Brodinski's Brain Disorder EP. Evidently, the duo have set their sights on bigger and better things. Brodinski took to Instagram to make it official, announcing the arrival of their upcoming project Matrix, set to be released on February 23rd.