NxWorries (Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge) Details Sophomore Album ‘Why Lawd?’

Today, Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge’s duo NxWorries shares the album art and tracklist from their forthcoming sophomore album Why Lawd? due June 7th, nearly 8 years after the release of their cult classic debut album Yes Lawd!. The album will be released physically on June 7th and digitally on June 14th via Stones Throw Records.

Since the release of NxWorries’ debut, .Paak has achieved global superstardom and multiple Grammy wins as half of Silk Sonic with Bruno Mars. Simultaneously, Knx has continued to be one of music’s most prolific producers working with artists such as Action Bronson, Khruangbin, Westside Gunn, and Ghostface Killah, all the while releasing around a dozen of his own beat tapes per year.

In 2020, .Paak and Knx debuted “Where I Go” at a live-streamed show in 2020, followed by an official feature from Grammy-award-winning artist H.E.R. in 2022. The duo then kicked off their first European tour and festival dates in Asia with their 2023 single “Daydreaming.” Now, they’ve reunited for a new full-length project with their new single “86Sentra” as a taste of what’s to come.

While their debut was strictly a duo affair, for Why Lawd? NxWorries have invited some friends to collaborate: Thundercat, Snoop Dogg & October London, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Khalil, and many more. .Paak was serious when he rapped on “86Sentra”: “Go on and get your Teflon vest on but once we let off this tracklist / That shit gon’ blow your chest off.”

NxWorries’ cult hit “Suede” launched the career of Anderson .Paak, while Knxwledge has been upholding Stones Throw’s beatmaker legacy ever since he debuted on the label with Hud Dreems in 2015. Why Lawd? marks a full circle: two artists at the top of their game whose collaboration is more than the sum of its parts.

NxWorries Why Lawd? / Stones Throw Records / June 7, 2024


1. ThankU feat. Dave Chappelle
2. 86Sentra
3. MoveOn
4. KeepHer feat. Thundercat
5. Distractions
6. Lookin’
7. Where I Go feat. H.E.R.
8. Daydreaming
9. FromHere feat. Snoop Dogg & October London
10. FallThru
11. Battlefield
12. HereIAm
13. OutTheWay feat. Rae Khalil
14. SheUsed
15. MoreOfIt
17. DistantSpace
18. WalkOnBy feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Rae Khalil
19. EvnMore