6 Songs, 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On this short collaboration, Anderson .Paak presents himself as the second coming of Marvin Gaye and Bloodstone, while beatmaker Knxwledge complements the singer’s L.A. vibe with distorted breakdowns of vintage vinyl reassembled into hip-hop breakbeats. The centerpiece is “Suede,” in which .Paak leans and rocks in a seductive, pimp-like rasp over a chopped-up loop of Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle.” “Dance with me if you keep up,” .Paak challenges on “Link Up” atop grooving beats that make you want to comply.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On this short collaboration, Anderson .Paak presents himself as the second coming of Marvin Gaye and Bloodstone, while beatmaker Knxwledge complements the singer’s L.A. vibe with distorted breakdowns of vintage vinyl reassembled into hip-hop breakbeats. The centerpiece is “Suede,” in which .Paak leans and rocks in a seductive, pimp-like rasp over a chopped-up loop of Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle.” “Dance with me if you keep up,” .Paak challenges on “Link Up” atop grooving beats that make you want to comply.

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About NxWorries

NxWorries is the duo of Knxwledge and Anderson Paak, two of the major figures who emerged from Los Angeles' fertile multi-genre music community during the 2010s. Both musicians had deep backgrounds prior to the early 2015 release of their first single, "Suede," and its parent EP, Link Up & Suede -- dazed funk issued on Stones Throw. That year alone, they separately contributed to two of the year's biggest albums. Knxwledge co-produced "Momma," a track off Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, while Paak was heavily featured on Dr. Dre's Compton. The next year, after Knxwledge and Earl Sweatshirt issued "Balance" and Paak was heanrd on tracks by Kaytranada, ScHoolboy Q, Jack Garratt, and Mac Miller, Stones Throw released Yes Lawd!, an NxWorries full-length. Yes Lawd! Remixes appeared the following year, again via Stones Throw. ~ Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA
  • FORMED
    2015

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