Get Bigger / Do U Luv
Label: Stones Throw Records
NxWorries fulfills the promise of Anderson Paak and producer Knxwledge’s 2015 EP, Link Up & Suede. Yes Lawd!’s tracks last around three minutes or less, and pair Paak’s gritty yet emotional testimonies with beat loops that recall the best of Blaxploitation funk. Paak sings about struggling in relationships on “What More Can I Say” and “Get Bigger,” exhorts us to groove to Brazilian disco on “Link Up” and brags about his lady on “Suede.” The grungy, stoned soul vibe of this excursion will ring familiar to fans of the group’s label, Stones Throw Records, as well as anyone who appreciates vintage soul updated for the millennial age.