Tune in and turn up

Here is the latest entry in our partnership with COLORS BERLIN, an online music channel that aims to break down the barriers of the musical landscape. ALL COLORS NO GENRES is their main mission – from hip-hop to indie, electronica, R&B and pop, COLORS BERLIN allows artists to present themselves and their work in a contemporary way. We’ve teamed up with them on a series of video shorts in which artists are invited to perform one of their own tracks in the COLORS studio.

21-year-old Brooklynite Kirk Knight first came to prominence back in 2012 as a member of the Pro Era hip-hop collective alongside the likes of Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly. Despite his young age, Knight can already boast production credits on tracks by artists including A$AP Ferg, Mick Jenkins, Smoke DZA, and of course, the aforementioned BADA$$, while he also worked closely with bass G.O.A.T Thundercat on his 2015 debut LP, Late Knight Special.

But it would be wrong to merely peg Knight as some kind of man-in-the-background, studio noodler. Over the past 12 months, the rapper has cemented his reputation as exactly that — a rapper — delivering bars almost as big as his beats on a number of tracks.

In this performance, Knight showcases his chops once more with a fire rendition of standout album track, “10,000.” Over a Drake-sampling, boom bap beat, the youngster spits out lines like machine gun fire, bragging how he’s “like cannabis, I get you so fucking high you can’t remember that you standing up.” Talk about confidence…

Watch above, and then check out our recent COLORS BERLIN installment with Jay Prince.

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