NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) share a new video today for “Lyk Dis,” taken from their critically acclaimed debut album Yes Lawd!.
Watch the full video via Apple Music here: apple.co/lykdisvideo
And a teaser for it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiV4N1IAXA2/
“Lyk Dis” is taken from the first NxWorries album Yes Lawd!, released on Stones Throw in 2016. In 2017, Knxwledge added another project to his impressive remix repertoire, reimagining 12 of the original 19 album tracks for Yes Lawd! Remixes, released on Stones Throw in November 2017.
NxWorries will make three West Coast appearances this summer. Read more about NxWorries and find all tour dates below.
NxWorries is the duo of vocalist Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge. Their first album Yes Lawd! was released on Stones Throw in 2016, and in 2017 they followed it up with Yes Lawd! Remixes, with twelve of the album tracks mixed entirely by Knx.
Growing up in Jersey, it was Knxwledge’s job to tidy up the family church in Jersey as a kid, and when he was done, he got to play on the instruments. Better still, when those instruments went bad, he kept them. Similarly, he found sounds in his growing vinyl cache, and when he moved to Los Angeles in 2008 as a beatmaker, his compositions were right at home at Stones Throw. His hypnotically dank 2015 LP Hud Dreems was his first release on Stones Throw and the tip of an iceberg — to date he’s published over 90 collections of beats on his Bandcamp page, and counting. Anderson .Paak, meanwhile, built his career via imaginative albums (2015’s Venice and 2016’s Malibu), and collaborations that always seem to make him the star, even when he’s just there to sing the hook.
So when they got together, of course it was going to flow. Their come-up was in sync, too. Knx produced the track “Momma” on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning To Pimp a Butterfly after the Aftermath MC heard one of his beats on Knx’s Anthology release (Leaving Records, 2015). And it was NxWorries’ first single, the unforgettable “Suede,” that got Dr. Dre’s attention, earning .Paak no fewer than eight appearances on the Compton album and, ultimately, a deal with Aftermath.
On Yes Lawd!, Anderson .Paak — who calls the album “my best work” — plays a theatrically brash version of himself who sings like a ’70s superstar and talks shit like a stone cold player. But the performance is seeded with details from his life, which has seen a fair share of struggle and hard-won triumph. Meanwhile, Knx weaves a tapestry of sampled bits and live fragments — bass, brass and violin — that smooths everything over, reminding us that despite whatever struggle it took to get here… well, you already know the name: NxWorries.
NxWorries 2018 Tour Dates
5/11/18 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
5/13/18 – Oakland, CA – Blurry Vision Festival
6/16/18 – Long Beach, CA – Smokin’ Grooves Festival
Stones Throw Records