The group’s excellent new album makes a strong case that the time has finally arrived for the brotherly duo to break out.
Music should be timeless, but the music business is about timing. When the Knux dropped in ’08, being a “weird rapper” was considered unmarketable. 50 Cent was still T-Rex rampaging through the halls of Interscope and no one there knew what to do with the Knux or Freddie Gibbs, who ostensibly occupied two different ends […]
The Knux Toke Up August 2, 2012
The apology before the mayhem. The Knux toke up with few sympathies for the sober. Another spatially disorienting psychedelic banger from the brothers Lindsey, leading up to the imminent release of their KTWN EP (see also: last week’s “Animal“). 2/2 if you’re keeping track. Found footage of the head Wailer, Hendrix, and Vietnam soldiers smoking […]
In my five years as a pro word whore, The Knux rank among the most naturally gifted musicians I’ve ever seen. Before anyone had heard of them, they had management deals with Matthew Knowles and then Paul Rosenberg. They played multiple instruments, made beats that fused psychedelic rock, New Wave and boom-bap, and rapped well. […]