ProEra’s, Kirk Knight, is finally set with his debut album, Late Knight Special, and even though the official release is slated for October 30th, thanks to NPR’s First Listen, we have the opportunity to experience this highly-anticipated project right now.
With regards to the album, Kirk Knight provisions a smooth, relaxed, and improved flow from previous releases, where before the Brooklyn, Flatbush emcee, wasn’t as grounded in his inflections or with his cadences, and even in his confidence. Not anymore though.
Moreover, Kirk Knight is first and foremost a producer, always ready to experiment with different genres and sounds; therefore, it’s safe to assume the production side was gonna be locked down, and which it obviously is.
And most importantly, the lyricism – with collaborations alongside dope spitters like Chicago’s, Mick Jenkins, or that of his ProEra collective rapper, Joey Bada$$, and the likes, purely through osmosis he’s stepped-up his pen-game by a good margin. And my overall expectations for this project have been surpassed by and large.
Finally, I’ve never furnished Kirk Knight with the daps he deserves in the game (being only 20 years old and not really having a complete project before this one), however, I’m revising my opinion.
This is an absolutely solid LP for your Friday listening, and in time for the weekend as well.
[Favorite Tracks – Dead Friends, I Know, Start Running, and Heaven Is for Real]