In hip-hop and r&b, when a talented artist records an entire album with the same producer, it usually produces spectacular results. Pete Rock & CL Smooth? Madlib & MF Doom? Madlib & Freddie Gibbs? Jemini & Danger Mouse? Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse? Blu & Exile? I could list about 7,000 more.
And then there’s Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge. The duo goes by NxWorries, and they announced this week that a full album, Yes Lawd!, is due out in October. This will be their first full-length effort after dropping an EP, Link Up & Suede, in 2015.
Anderson .Paak has already had one hell of a 2016, releasing the excellent Malibu in January. And Knxwledge? Oh, he’s just one of the most impressive producers in the game today; no big deal. Just listen to anything he’s ever done and you’ll be blown away by his style. It’s raw, yet full of life. Abstract, yet focused. Straightforward, yet mysterious.
I can’t wait for this album! In the meantime, they did drop a song for us to listen to while we wait … listen to “Lyk Dis” below:
And listen to Link Up & Suede below …