NxWorries—aka the duo Anderson Paak. and producer Knxwledge—have dropped a new music video for “Scared Money“, their banger off last year’s debut album Yes Lawd!. Anderson Paak. was nominated twice this year for “Best New Artist” and “Best Urban Contemporary Album” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. And though he didn’t take home any awards, Anderson Paak. has more than solidified himself as one of the most innovative and promising musicians in the industry. And since connecting back with producer Knxwledge back in 2014, the duo has created some incredible music together.
The video for “Scared Money”, set in the late 80’s, pays homage to the 2002 film Paid in Full, as evidenced by Anderson Paak. playing an unenthused employee at the dry cleaner’s. From rocking old school funk attire to making it rain, the “Scared Money” video is perfectly matched to Anderson Paak.’s and Knxwledge’s hit single.
The video also features an unreleased remix of “Best One“, taken from an unreleased—and recently announced—Yes Lawd! remix album, which will be produced by Knxwledge and released later this year. We can’t wait for all of those remixes that will pile onto our Summer playlists. In the mean time, check out the video for “Scared Money” below:
Last month, Anderson Paak. announced to fans that he would not be making an appearance at SXSW because he was taking a week to work on/finish up the new album in Oahu, Hawaii. There has been little word regarding who Anderson Paak. has recruited in order to pull off the highly anticipated follow-up ti 2016’s Malibu. But Paak. was seen in studio with Chance the Rapper earlier this year. And after all the talk on Pharrell’s Beats 1 radio show, we think there could be possible collaborations with Thundercat, Q-Tip, and maybe even Pharrell himself.
There isn’t an official release date for Anderson Paak.’s new album, but we are confident that it will arrive sometime this year, perhaps even before Knxwledge drops the Yes Lawd! remixes. So, if you didn’t already know this was the year of Anderson Paak. and all of his glory, we hope this has opened you up to a very important player on the scene. And if you’re still unconvinced, check out this joyous, gospel fueled rendition of “Come Down“, released just ahead of the 59th Annual Grammys: