Future Classics

Future Classic: Knxledge “HS8.8”


Philadelphia’s Knxledge is one of the most profilic producers of the new school around. If you have any doubts, check out his Bandcamp page which has about 40 releases!

His debut full length titled Hud Dreams is coming out on June 30th on Stones Throw (but available on digital now) and he is also fresh off a great collaboration project with Anderson Paak as NxWorries. Still, the man from Philly is so non-stop that he found the time to release yet another beat tape.

Like most of his previous tapes, you will have your favorites, mine are “100 Bottles” and “You”. The 8 tracks on the EP might not be all bangers but it’s definitely worth your hard earned 8$.


Knxwledge (pronounced “knowledge”) is a beat maker raised in central New Jersey and Philadelphia, now in Los Angeles.

Standing out in a sea of producers rising from the L.A. beat scene, the prolific artist and record collector produces his sound by creating a pastiche of soul, jazz and hip-hop that melts together in a style uniquely his own. He has produced for hip-hop powerhouse Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp a Butterfly, for Joey Badass on 1999, and has released dozens of remix and beat tape collections on his Bandcamp, compiled on Anthology (2013, Leaving Records).

Knx has found a home on Stones Throw’s roster, working closely with Mndsgn and with Anderson Paak in an R&B/hip-hop collaboration as NxWorries. His debut full length on Stones Throw is the album Hud Dreems (2015).



Montreal-based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).