Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge Tease More NxWorries Music

The duo is cooking up at Stones Throw Records six years after they released their fan-favorite collab.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Some collaborations result in career-defining pairings that last a long time, some don't amount to much, but a select few team-ups have released incredible work only to never try again. Until this week, NxWorries was one of those duos. The collaboration between prolific and ethereal producer Knxwledge and drummer-singer-showman extraordinaire Anderson .Paak was incredibly beloved by each fanbase, and a post from Stones Throw Records hints that they'll finally be answering clamors for a follow-up.

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The L.A.-based indie label tweeted a picture of Knxwledge on his laptop with Andy smiling right next to him, with the caption "In the lab. #NxWorries." Stones Throw had released their collab album, Yes Lawd!, back in 2016 and also dropped its remix album in 2017. But it's been almost completely silent since then, with just one more official song from them titled "itkanbe[sonice]" on Knxwledge's 2020 album, 1988.

Yes Lawd! had hits like "Suede," "Lyk Dis," and "Scared Money," which became classics in Andy and Knxwledge's catalog. It's incredibly exciting to see what the two might cook up together, given Knxwledge's extensive experience and the acclaim and exposure that .Paak has received in the last few years. His other big collab, An Evening With Silk Sonic alongside Bruno Mars, gave him four Grammys for their track "Leave The Door Open" and was loved by critics and fans alike, so much so that they didn't submit the full album for Grammys consideration and it's still seen as one of the best projects of 2021. Andy's also had a streak of fire features this year, namely "Twin Flame" with KAYTRANADA and "The Vision" with Maxo Kream.

Stay tuned to HotNewHipHop, because it seems that this incredibly special duo might finally be giving fans what we've been missing for years. Yes lawd!


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.