Knxwledge: 1988 (Stream)

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)”

Knxwledge: Don’t Be Afraid

Knxwledge returns with another insight into his forthcoming album, thanks to this new video which features two of the cuts. Don’t Be Afraid is up first, with a pretty heavy 90’s RnB feel thanks in part to the vocals he’s used, before it drifts into [bc] tm_s not promised, which stands as more of an interlude and is backed up by some nice souful keys. The album, 1988, is due for release on Stones Throw on 27 March. The video was made by Rhymezlikedimez.

Knxwledge: Learn / Howtokope

It’s been announced that Knxwledge has a new album en route and to coincide with the news, the Grammy award-winning producer has treated us to two singles from the project. 1988 is only the second album from Knxwledge since his official 2015 debut, Hud Dreems, despite having worked on a bevy of high-calibre projects in the meantime, including TPAB and NxWorries. The album is due for release on Stones Throw on 27 March and pre-orders for the vinyl edition are available now. Continue reading “Knxwledge: Learn / Howtokope”

NxWorries: Lyk Dis

Anderson Paak and Knxwledge recently released a new video for one of the tracks from their 2016 debut, Yes Lawd! Lyk Dis is arguably one of the highlights from the album and the animated video only adds to the appeal. The animation comes courtesy of Andy Baker who brings life to Rhymezlikedimez’s illustration skills. Yes Lawd! is out now on Stones Throw.

Denmark Vessey: Trustfall

One of my favourite Detroit MCs is coming back with an interesting new project.
Denmark Vessey’s, Sun Go Nova, will be split into two volumes – the first being five tracks produced by KNXWLEDGE and Earl Sweatshirt and the second being a beat tape from Vessey himself. The Crown Nation MC hooked up with the two producers when he was in LA, after Earl had earlier sang the praises of Martin Lucid Dream.
Sun Go Nova is due out on Mello Music Group on 20 April and you can get a taster with the new video for Trustfall above. Pre-orders for the project are available on all the usual platforms.

Mach​-​Hommy x KNXWLEDGE: The Spook.​.​.

Mach-Hommy is a sly MC. He continually drops gems without fanfare, or indeed any warning, a lot of the time. Take this new project with Knxwledge which emerged yesterday. Eight tracks full of the same dope flows and wordplay that have made Hommy a cult figure on the underground rap scene, first ignited by his work with the Griselda family. The Spook is available to stream below and you can download it over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Mach​-​Hommy x KNXWLEDGE: The Spook.​.​.”