Radio Kangol Spotlight: An Interview with Knxwledge of Stone’s Throw Records

We continue our spotlight music series celebrating the UK launch of Radio Kangol, interviewing the artists and record labels who will feature on the brand’s music streaming platform. You can hear Radio Kangol online or in-store at Boxpark, which will be hosting the new KNGL x TRRBL collab collection from October 8th. The playlist has been chosen with the range’s urban apparel styles in mind, creating a perfect fashion/music match. 

A key signing for American indie label Stone’s Throw, which specialises in alternative hip-hop talent, Knxwledge (aka Glen Macnaughton Boothe) is an urban artist, producer and beat-maker based in Los Angeles. His unique sound seamlessly combines elements of jazz, soul and hip-hop, and he has also produced for prolific names like Joey Badass and Kendrick Lamar.

 

 

Where is home?

Home is Hollywood, CA

 

 How would you describe your sound?

Bootleg, gully, how I felt.

 

What do you look towards for creative inspiration?

Being a good example for my brothers and unborn seeds.

 

What is you favourite place to visit when touring?

ASIA, period. What a phenomenal earth we’re on.

 

 

How would you describe your personal style?

Hip-hop 2XL. Everything 3Xl actually. Mine turn into 2Xl’s

 

What’s your spirit animal?

Hawk.

 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Mind manipulation or teleportation.

 

What was your worst ever day job and why?

J.Crew. Ran by weirdos, corporate to the outlets… SUS. Don’t really have a why for that. Any means of retail associate position that doesn’t allow you to be yourself is weak.

 

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Who do you most admire?

My hard-working parents. I just turned 27, and they still work hard as fuck. That’s why I do what/how I do.

 

What profession (other than your own) would you like to attempt?

Most likely just being a full-time Jamaican. Probably would be rasta by now.

 

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring three things, what would they be?

Seeds. The Heat. Skittles Rainbow.

 

On a scale of 1-10, how honest are you? (… Is that an honest answer?)

10. Yeah, no time for games. 800%.

 

 

What’s your favourite cereal?

AppleJaks or HoneyComb.

 

If there is a fork in the road, do you go left or right?

What’s in the middle? I might go through the trees, through the middle and watch all sides.

 

A penguin walks through the door wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

I think he’s lost. Sombreros are ill. i need uno nuevo.

 

Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Meh. Sorry. Appreciate them though.

 

Beer or Champagne?

Champagne room.

 

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Heads or Tails?

Pause.

 

Jazz or Rock ‘n’ Roll?

Jazz.

 

Rock, Paper or Scissors?

Rock.