Recently the talented hip hop duo NxWorries, released their latest album, Yes Lawd! The group consist of Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge. This is their first official album together, but they have released an EP as well. Although I haven't had the chance to listen to the album in completion yet, it has been getting good reviews. Here is something one reviewer had to say
Dropping on the perennially forward-thinking Stones Throw imprint, it’s very much a 21st century soul album, yet still redolent of the free-flowing, idiosyncratic Hip Hop vibe forged by the likes of Madlib, MF Doom and J. Dilla (all of whom, of course, dropped some of their best material on Peanut Butter Wolf’s storied label).
In the end, Yes Lawd! arguably surpasses even .Paak’s own pretty-darn-great Malibu — already tagged as one of the 2016 season’s best, and hints at a truly formidable partnership going forward. It’s a restlessly inventive work that adds a uniquely soulful layer to underground Hip Hop 3.0’s resurgent, evolving sound.
As a hip hop fan there is nothing more refreshing to know that underground hip hop is alive and well. Of course it is always going to be there, but when Artist are able to reach a larger audience and keep their own style it makes it that much better. More often than not we seen Artist change and "sell out". I can never knock them for getting cashed out, but when you are able to stay true to yourself and get paid, I have much more respect for that.
If your a fan of hip hop I strongly recommend you give this a listen. You won't be disappointed.