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Knxwledge

House Shoes is something of anomaly in 2012, opting not to engage in the average histrionics and/or internet antics to gain fame. Instead, the Detroit native has slowly garnered a loyal fan base largely due to outworking, out-digging and out-producing the competition. Like Black Milk and other Detroit-based producers, Shoes’ sound is indebted to Dilla, but you would be shorting him if you defined him by that affiliation. Anyways, Mr. Shoes finished up a brief tour of the Pacific Northwest along with Guilty Simpson, Knxwledge and Samiyam. To celebrate the tour, Knxwledge took on Shoes’ “Crazy” which also features Simpson and Black Milk. As he’s prone to do, Knxwledge flipped “Crazy” into an impossibly smooth bit of soul-searching hip hop that even takes some of the edge off of Guilty’s toss you around verse. Sad you missed the tour (we are)? Listen to this. It’s not quite as visceral, but you’ll get the point. Stream below and download here courtesy of Fresh Selects.