NxWorries, the duo consisting of LA funk/soul merchants Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, unleashed the oh-so-silky smooth Link Up & Suede EP last year. It’s crazy that they found time to shoot a video, with Paak being pretty ubiquitous since his prominent feature on Compton, but it’s nice to see them revisit that dope project by giving “Link Up” the visual treatment. The song is unadulterated funk and swag with whomping bass, syncopated drums, and Knxwledge’s signature groovy sample work. The clip embodies the smoothness of the project, with some low-key two-stepping, a heated domino game, and fun romps in a convenience store. Paak plays up the ’70s soul aesthetic with a turtleneck and blazer combo, tinted sunglasses, and fedora. Knxwledge plays the background behind a drum machine. Adult Swim’s Eric Andre kicks off the festivities with a boozy monologue before greeting a fist with his face. The vid is very slick, and was seemingly fun to make. Watch.
The Link Up & Suede EP is out now. Paak’s excellent Malibu and Knxwledge’s slept-on Hud Dreems are out now as well.