If you’ve heard Dr. Dre’s long awaited follow-up project to 2001, Compton, which was released last summer, then you probably already know about singer/rapper Anderson .Paak since he was featured on all over the album (most notably on Deep Water alongside Justus and Kendrick Lamar). If you’ve heard Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly, then you might have already heard some of Knxwledge’s work since he was credited on Institutionalized.
Together, Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge are Nxworries—which, if I might, is some of the grooviest hip hop you’ll hear today. Anderson, the driving force, oozes cool and Knxwledge, the producer, is essentially the steering wheel; he is the duo’s backbone.
Check them out if you don’t know about them already. Their combined work is scarce since they’ve only released one EP last year but they’re allegedly working on their debut. Anderson .Paak also released Malibu earlier this year. Knxwledge has also kept himself busy: he dropped Hud Dreems last year as well as tons of other projects on his bandcamp.