Knxwledge’s dog Koko even makes a special appearance.
Fresh off the announcement of his second studio album 1998, Knxwledge has released the video for “Don’t Be Afraid” and “[bc] tm_s not promised.” Belgian Illustrator/animator Robin Velghe, also known as Rhymezlikedimez, handles the animation. Stream the video above.
The Jersey-born producer is just the latest high-profile client for Velghe. Over the years, he crafted multiple video treatments for names like Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert. Additionally, the illustrator has worked with brands like Nike and Apple Music. His track record thus far is nothing short of impressive.
This is not the first time the two have collaborated. Velghe produced multiple visual treatments for Knxwledge’s collaborative NxWorries project with Anderson .Paak. “Best known for providing visuals for music icons like Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Lil Uzi Vert,” his bio reads, “he creates a magical universe where the powers of music and illustrations collide.”
1998 will arrive on a deluxe vinyl record and streaming platforms on March March 27. The album will come with a 10-inch EP and a 7-inch single record. Pre-order a copy on Knxwledge’s Bandcamp page. The vinyl copies will feature music that won’t appear on streaming platforms.
Recently, the New Jersey-born beatsmith released a set of Meek Mill remixes. He and long-term collaborator Anderson .Paak have also been in the studio with Roc Marciano. Stay tuned for future releases.