Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge’s NxWorries Group Makes Soul With Swagger (Audio)
As far as meaningful albums are concerned, 2016 arguably began with Anderson .Paak’s Malibu. One of the year’s tallest bodies of work will be followed with an additional release from the Southern California MC/singer/drummer/producer who has since signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. While he’s label-mates with Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Jon Connor, .Paak and Knxwledge are signed to Stones Throw Records as NxWorries. There, the duo join a camp that includes Peanut Butter Wolf, Homeboy Sandman, and (at times) DOOM.
Yes Lawd!, the duo’s debut full-length will release on October 21. “Get Bigger” is a single within. Knxledge, who was not involved with Malibu, gives Paak a slow, melodic track. There, Anderson retraces his ambitious beginnings, growing pains, and stretches to outdo himself. While 2014’s Venice did not get the props it seemingly deserved, ’16 seems to be a year that will be synonymous with the breakthrough one of music’s most versatile and original artists in quite some time.
Previously, this pair released the Link Up & Suede EP nearly one year ago.
#BonusBeat: Tensei’s official remix of Tokimonsta and Paak’s “Put It Down”:
Photo by Eric Coleman.