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NxWorries (Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge) Pay Tribute to Classic Hip-Hop Film in Their New Video

The duo tips their hat to cult classic ‘Paid in Full’ for their ‘Scared Money’ clip.

Ernest Hardyby Ernest Hardy

Maybe the best thing about Anderson .Paak is the way he effortlessly bridges genres and eras. He has a classic soul man voice and an unabridged 21st century hip-hop songwriting sensibility. The fusion reminds us that American black music – going back to the jazz and blues that predate R&B – is rooted in the sensual and the political, the sexual and the esoteric. In this clip, as one half of NxWorries, along with Knwledge, he rides a smooth soul groove as he croons ‘Scared money don’t make none, baby talk is cheap…” in a series of scenarios that pay homage to the cult film classic Paid in Full. The “Scared Money” clip also features a snippet of “Best One,” a taste of what’s to come from the forthcoming remix album Yes Lawd!

Top photo courtesy Maxwell Schiano