A few things about that Dilla documentary really stuck with me. He mentioned that when he would do something unique and cool, other cats would bite his style. It seemed to upset him. He said instead of copying someones style, you should “Do You.” Which brings me to this dude Knxwledge. The Philly beatmaker/producer has been cooking up some beautiful messes that escape my descriptive talents. It seems like the dude releases a new EP or beat tape every week; each one different then the last. The dude is all about the “Do You” way of life. Recently he’s been putting his creative spin on some of my favorite verses, but this Kendrick Lamar verse is new to me. (Update: The verse is a Toca Tuesday freestyle and the record being flipped is a Leroy Hutson album [shouts to Potholes in my Blog])
The last thing I wanna mention is something ?uestlove said in the documentary. He said Dilla taught him that you can “keep it sloppy” as long as you “keep it funky.” This is definitely some funky ish right here dun.
Hit the skip for a couple other Knxwledge projects I’ve neglected to share on here, including the tribute to J. Dilla he dropped yesterday. Click the album artwork to stream.
Knxwledge’s tribute to J. Dilla:
Knxwledge – Takeitback.Medli
Knxwledge’s recent remix tape that dropped back in December:
Knxwledge – Wraptaypes.Port.1
I’ll be the first one to say, that when Dizzy started posting about this dude I was hesitant to dish out money for this guy’s work. Some of the albums are only like 13 minutes long. I bought em anyways and I’m glad I did. I encourage you to support what the dude is doing. He represents Dilla’s message better than most in the game right now. He’s making Classic stuff. So put yo money where yo ears is and give a little bread to someone who’s being himself and crafting some seriously awesome stuff.