Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge of NxWorries performs on the Black Radio
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Is NxWorries' 2024 Album Their Best Yet? Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge Return After 8 Years

Eight years after the release of their debut album, NxWorries is dropping their sophomore project. Their 2024 album is set to be their best yet.


Jun. 7 2024, Published 12:07 a.m. ET

When Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge joined forces to form NxWorries, fans of the artists were unsure what to expect. The result was a music supergroup that combined hip-hop, jazz, and R&B influences.

As fans eagerly await new music, the duo has officially announced plans to release their much-anticipated sophomore album. The album marks their first full-length project since their acclaimed debut, Yes Lawd! – which dropped in 2016.

NxWorries' return to the music scene is a significant moment for Anderson and Knxwledge, as both artists have thrived in their solo careers over the past few years. Anderson partnered with singer Bruno Mars to form Silk Sonic, winning four GRAMMYs alongside the “Grenade” crooner. Meanwhile, Knxwledge has worked with Action Bronson, Prodigy, and Elijah Boothe.

anderson paak and knxwledge of nxworries perform at fabrique
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Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge of NxWorries perform at Fabrique

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As the release date approaches for NxWorries' new project, anticipation continues to build. Here’s what we know about the group’s 2024 album release date, features, and whether there will be an accompanying tour.

What you should know about the release date for NxWorries' 2024 album.

NxWorries surprised fans on April 9 when they took to Instagram to reveal that their sophomore album, Why Lawd?, would drop in 2024.

Fans of the duo have been clamoring for new material, and the announcement has already generated significant buzz online. Like their freshman project, Why Lawd?, it will also showcase the group’s genre-bending abilities, featuring guest appearances from artists across the music spectrum.

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The 19-track album will include collaborations with H.E.R., Snoop Dogg, October London, Charlie Wilson, and Thundercat.

Why Lawd? is set to drop on June 7 and will be available in various formats. Fans can cop a vinyl or a physical CD or cassette. But, of course, the album will also be available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other music streamers.

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Anderson previously opened up about NxWorries’ long-awaited return and explained that the group has been secretly working on music for years.

“Everything comes full circle. A lot of people don’t know that when Knxwledge and I signed to Stones Throw Records that, that was one of my first-ever record contracts,” he told The Root in 2023, adding, “I’m trying to meet Knxwledge halfway because he’s delivering all the time with the production. He has thousands and thousands of beats.”

Is NxWorries going on tour in 2024? Here's what we know.

In 2023, NxWorries reunited for an international tour. The group made stops in Belgium, France, Spain, and Japan before ending their run at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, Calif. Now, fans wonder if Anderson and Knxwledge will go on tour following the release of Why Lawd?.

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Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge of NxWorries performs during 2023 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn "BlueNote Jazz Festival".

“I just need NxWorries to let us know the Why Lawd? tour dates well ahead of time,” one person tweeted. Another wrote, “If NxWorries goes on tour this summer me and the wife are definitely going.”

Unfortunately, as of this writing, the group has not announced plans to head out on tour in 2024. However, live performances are not completely out of the question. Anderson is set to perform at San Francisco’s Portola Music Festival in September, and who knows Knxwledge could make a surprise appearance.

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