LISTEN: Knxwledge Releases New Beats Tape

One of Stones Throw’s newest and most praised producers is Glen Boothe, AKA Knxwledge. With over 70 tapes on his Bandcamp, and collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$ and of course, Anderson .Paak on their collab project NxWorries, he truly is cementing himself as a real name in the game.

To add to this huge catalogue Knx has dropped the next release from the Hexual Sealings series with HEX.9.8_. This tape features remixed vocals from artists such as Schoolboy Q, Busta Rhymes, The Internet, Skepta and more. On top of that, it showcases Knxwledge’s signature beat style, the beautifully choppy, soulful rides that are irresistible to bop your head to. The beats range from classic neo-soul to stronger disco vibes, and this is an interesting combination with tracks like n$sty_ and itsaprty[WTT], which both feature rough, gritty vocal tracks.

For me, n$sty_ is a real standout for that reason. Being so used to hearing this acapella with Wiley’s classic eskimo beat behind it, the change is really refreshing and is a great demonstration of how the beat can alter the mood; in this case, from hard diss track to total chill out.

The project just sounds great, and is over in no time. You’ll just be left wanting more.

Stream the project below or buy it on Bandcamp.


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