It was back in May that Knucks released ALPHA PLACE, a 13 song project featuring M1llionz, SL, Youngs Teflon, Sainte, Venna, Shaé Universe, Stormzy, Ragz Originale, and Lex Amor. This week (September 9), Kilburn talent releases a new single titled “Lucious,” the title of which is taken from Terrence Howard’s iconic “Empire” character. The song, “Lucious,” was produced by Carns Hill and Dayo Moshood and features Knucks rapping about his current life after his success:
“Lucious” is also accompanied by an accompanying visual created by LX. An image of Knucks walking out of his house is followed by a shot of him being filmed by paparazzi with smartphones. A variety of contracts are offered to Knucks and he speaks to the media throughout, raising the issues surrounding fame and what it means. As Kwengface prepares an army for battle, he appears masked.
According to a recent interview with British GQ, Knucks discussed how it feels to be regarded among peers as a respected artist:
My friends who I am starting to sit with now came out before me and were well known to me prior to me. In some ways, I am regarded as one of them, but I am also viewed as one of the younger members of the team. The position is appealing to me, and I honestly could not have asked for anything better.