Young Man, Old Soul will be available October 30 and in anticipation of its release I’ve compiled a list of albums that have influenced the sound of the project. Roc Marciano – Behold A Dark Horse (2018) I admire Roc Marci’s ear for samples and beats, with his selection on Behold A Dark Horse being my favourites of his esteemed catalogue. He always opts for … Continue reading Top 5’s | Albums That Influenced ‘Young Man, Old Soul’
My top ten favourite albums of the year: Anderson .Paak – Malibu “After making a tremendous impression on various tracks on Dr. Dre’s Compton, Anderson Paak consolidates his place as a leading newcomer in Soul/R&B with Malibu. His raspy, sing-rap vocal delivery emphasises the trace of the classic soul sound, aided by his choice of producers (eg. Madlib & 9th Wonder, among others), in order to … Continue reading Albums of the Year | 2016
It’s a common feature within Hip Hop to have a producer and emcee that combine to make a duo, with Eric B & Rakim, GangStarr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth being prominent examples. What is less common is a producer teaming up with a singer to create something similar, but that’s just what Knxledge and Anderson .Paak have done, conceiving NxWorries. The pair first … Continue reading Review | NxWorries – Yes Lawd!