It’s been a while since we heard from NxWorries, but yesterday Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge reappeared with a brand new single, in the form of Where I Go. The track also features a strong feature from H.E.R., who assumes the role of Paak’s mistreated partner in both the song and the video, culminating in heartbreak and cake loss.
A fantastic new track from Anderson Paak, as he brings his musical stamp to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the globe. Lockdown provides some emotionally charged commentary on the current global situation, with Paak’s passionate delivery further bolstered by a slick verse from Jay Rock. The video adds more potency to the overall vibe and there are a couple of notable cameos too. The track was produced by Paak and J.LBS. Downloads and streaming options are also available.
NxWorries unite once again for this mellow cut from Knxwledge’s recent 1988 album. Continuing to build on the buzz built by their acclaimed Yes Lawd album back in 2016, the duo return with more of that same smooth, funk-soul magic. 1988 is out now on Stones Throw.
Another great record which saw its release on Friday, is the latest album from Knxwledge. The LA producer has been teasing us with little bursts of instrumental brilliance in the run up to the album’s release, with the full project harbouring a lot more gold within. 1988 is an instrumental album for the most part, save for a couple of sublime exceptions, including a new NxWorries joint as Anderson Paak jumps on board for itkanbe[so nice]. There is also vocal support on the closing track, with Knxwledge enlisting Durand Bernarr and Rose Gold for minding_my business. You can hear the album in full below, with physicals available via Stones Throw. Continue reading “Knxwledge: 1988 (Stream)”
Beautiful sounds from the Free Nationals, as they release their joyously soulful debut album. As you would expect the self-titled LP features an impressive support cast, including reggae vocalist, Chronixx, The Internet’s, Syd, and the man responsible for first bringing them to my attention, Anderson .Paak. You can stream a few tracks from the album below, including the Syd-assisted, Shibuya. Full downloads are available via Bandcamp.
Good to see a video surfacing for one of my favourite tracks from YBN Cordae’s debut LP. RNP sees the NC rapper going back to back with Anderson Paak, over a funk driven beat from J. Cole. The video draws on that funk feel, with the duo transported back to mid-70’s New York. The Lost Boy is out now on all the usual platforms.
Check out the brand new video from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib which just surfaced. It’s for the Giannis track that appears on their recent Bandana album, with a typically tight feature from Anderson Paak. Bandana is available now on all the usual platforms.
Check out the latest teaser from the long-awaited return album from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. On this occasion Kane and Otis have drafted in Anderson Paak on the assist, bumping Giannis up to my favourite track from the album so far. Bandana is released in full on 28 June.
Another stellar video from Flying Lotus as he continues to build the hype for his forthcoming album. More sees him teaming up with genre spanning vocalist, Anderson Paak, accompanied by a visually stunning video from Shinichiro Watanabe, who enlists the help of some of Japan’s finest animé artists. Flamagra is due for release on 24 May on Warp.
Beautiful throwback soul vibes in the latest video from Anderson Paak, as he readies us for his new album. Make It Better also features legendary vocalist, Smokey Robinson, with production from Alchemist, Paak and Fred Wreck. The track is taken from the imminent new album, Ventura, which is out on 12 April.