1988

Knxwledge


After five years and a million loose releases on Bandcamp, Knxwledge finally follows up Hud Dreems — VMP's Rap & Hip-Hop ROTM in 2019 — with this, 1988. We have it on transparent green vinyl.
05-01-2020

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Exclusive Features
color Transparent Green
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket type Single
label Stones Throw
mastering engineer Jake Viator
mastering studio Stones Throw Studios
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1 lp
format
2020
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
speed
500
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size
standard
weight
Description

1988 is the follow up to Knxwledge’s official debut album Hud Dreems (Stones Throw, 2015). The same year Hud Dreems was released Knx worked with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp a Butterfly, earning the producer his first Grammy. A duo with Anderson .Paak called NxWorries was formed around the same time. Their single “Suede” became a viral hit, vaulting the singer to R&B stardom, and their album Yes Lawd! followed through on that song’s immense promise. Knx and Paak have quietly continued collaborating, and some of the new work is heard on 1988. This prolific output began early. 1988 takes its name from the fact that much of the new record was created that very year, when Knx was an infant. As the story is told, little baby Knx was left alone by his mother for just a few moments and crawled to a family member’s vintage SP–12 sampler. When his mother returned he had already produced his first beats and nearly mastered the machine. These tracks, all produced before nap time while rocking a Nike diaper, were stored over the years on floppy discs, then brought to his studio in recent months where they were finished up, mixed, and mastered.

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1988
More Music, Less Stress
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