The new faces of hip-hop/R&B
Surprise! The highly anticipated album, Yes Lawd!, by hip-hop/R&B’s rising stars Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, now known together as NxWorries, has been released a week earlier than planned! .Paak and Knxwledge, who rose to fame by being heavily featured in Dr. Dre’s comeback album and producing tracks for likes of Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick Lamar, respectively, are on the cusp of becoming some of the most sought after musicians in the genre. “Khadijah,” although one of the shorter tracks on Yes Lawd!, showcases each of the artists’ individual styles, while setting a precedent for the sound they bring to the table as a unit. The song features subdued instrumentals: simple kick drum, hi-hat, and ride cymbal percussion, a subtly funky bassline, and echoing injections of vibraphone, a true reflection of Knxwledge’s affinity for jazz-inspired hip hop beats that has been present throughout his producing career.