Knxwledge - 1988
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 291 ratings
2020 Ratings: #274
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Exclaim!

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.

FleetwoodGrips
80

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

Rollo_P
80

This album will always hold a special place in my heart as the Lofi Chill Hip Hop Beats To Ignore COVID To stream that we never got but Knxwledge provided the soundtrack for anyways. Good production, very good use of voice despite the noticeable lack of consistent vocal performances. Would recommend as study or smoke music.

HoodieBraden
70

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.

Strong 7/10

5ifthave
85

summer memories lol

Crx
60

A very pleasing soundtrack for a nice evening but not necessarily super unique.

dru30k
75

QUICK THOUGHTS

Love the length. 22 songs but sitting just under 38 minutes in runtume. Means lots of curveballs to keep us interested.

Knxwledge has some of the craziest live basslines in the game. Just another element to his signature jazz funk blend style he's honed

Lots of dialogue too. I really appreciate when producers can successfully add film / tv samples and still have the record flow

Despite not necessarily having many legitimate vocal features, Knxwledge uses plenty of vocal ... 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