Knxwledge - 1988
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 199 ratings
2020 Ratings: #70
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March 27, 2020 / Release Date
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Stones Throw / Label
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The album finds Knxwledge stretching in unpredictable new directions, while also maintaining the soulful throwback sound that garnered him so many fans in the first place.

This is now my favorite Knxwledge album.

Knxwledge has certainly made a name for himself within the 2010s, whether it be through his collaborative works with Anderson Paak (NxWorries), his contributions to East Coast hip/hop projects such as 1999, Amerkkkian Korruption, Ghost At The Finish Line, Blue Chips 7000, etc. He even produced Momma off of To Pimp A Butterfly.

Knxwledge has always been cut from the Stones Throw underground cloth that gave rise to artists like J.Dilla and Madlib. ... read more
This was my first impression of Knxwledge and thank God it was because this thing is great. I couldn't help but think of J Dilla's Donuts or Madvillain's Madvillainy when listening to this. It just has that similar (great) vibe. I'll definitely keep an eye out for future Knxwledge projects after hearing this.
Not my favorite project from him but a dope vibe nonetheless.
Good project. Knwledge has built up an impressive resume; producing on TPAB and working with acclaimed artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Joey Badass & Paak. This 37 minute piece of chill beats bring together soul, jazz and some minor aspects of slum rap. It’s grimy yet pristine and beautiful at the same time. The sampling is just gorgeous and technically sound. A couple tracks at the end are a bit weak but overall I’m really digging this thing.
The little vocal field samples in ... read more
ok so basically

i love knxwledge, he has made many of my favourite projects of all time. everything from the unique way he titles his songs to the way his sound has evolved over the years amazes me. he has been making music ever since 2009 and the way he has switched up his style is breathtaking. he went from some high energy, lofi hip hop (before it was cool) to some really smooth rnb instrumentals.

1988 reminds me a lot of TodaysAlreadYesterday, except it expands on the same oldschool, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Dont Be Afraid
  2. [Bc] Tm_S Not Promised
  3. Do You
  4. Thats Allwekando.
  5. Listen
  6. Learn
  7. Howtokope.
  8. With[Reality]
  9. Uonlygetone
  10. Solivelife
  11. Be Safe
  12. Watchwhoukallyourhomie
  13. Theykome&Go
  14. Don_Tgottabe
  15. Gangstallthetime
  16. Believeme
  17. Itkanbe[Sonice] [feat. Anderson .Paak & NxWorries]
  18. Makeuseofthetime
  19. Makeitliveforever
  20. Awomanslifeislove
  21. Amansloveislife_Keepon
  22. Minding_My Business (feat. Durand Bernarr & Rose Gold)
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Added on: February 13, 2020