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Late Knight Special

Late Knight Special is the debut album by American rapper and record producer Kirk Knight. It was released on October 30, 2015, by Cinematic Music Group.

Late Knight Special
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2015
Recorded2015
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length45:58
Label
Producer
Kirk Knight chronology
Late Knight Special
(2015)
Black Noise
(2017)
Singles from Late Knight Special
  1. "Knight Time"
    Released: August 28, 2015
  2. "Dead Friends"
    Released: September 29, 2015

BackgroundEdit

The album features guest appearances by fellow Pro Era member Joey Bada$$, as well as The Mind, Mick Jenkins, Noname and Thundercat. The album is solely produced by Kirk Knight, alongside THEMpeople, with bass arrangement by Thundercat. The project debuts at number 33 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 10 at Billboard's Heatseekers Albums.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX     [1]
NPRPositive[2]
Pitchfork6.4/10.0[3]

The album received mostly positive reviews, with HipHopDX calling the album "a sonic oeuvre of contemporary East Coast Hip Hop rooted in tradition, yet stunningly present."[1] HipHopDX rated it the best R&B/Hip Hop album of October, giving it a 4.5/5 rating.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Start Running"Kirlan LabarrieKirk Knight3:19
2."Heaven Is for Real"
  • Labarrie
  • T'nah Apex
Kirk Knight4:06
3."Brokeland"LabarrieKirk Knight2:35
4."5 Minutes" (featuring Joey Bada$$)
Kirk Knight3:27
5."Knight Time"LabarrieKirk Knight3:46
6."One Knight" (featuring The Mind)Labarrie
  • Kirk Knight
  • THEMpeople
4:21
7."Scorpio"LabarrieKirk Knight3:30
8."Down"LabarrieKirk Knight3:08
9."I Know" (featuring Mick Jenkins)
Kirk Knight4:19
10."Dead Friends" (featuring Noname and Thundercat)
3:33
11."The Future" (featuring The Mind)Labarrie
  • Kirk Knight
  • THEMpeople
5:09
12."All for Nothing"LabarrieKirk Knight4:44
Total length:45:58
Notes
  • "Heaven Is for Real" features uncredited vocals from T'nah Apex.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Johnsen, Homer (October 30, 2015). "Kirk Knight - Late Knight Special". HipHopDX. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ Aku, Timmhotep (October 22, 2015). "Review: Kirk Knight, 'Late Knight Special'". NPR Music. NPR. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ Strauss, Matthew (November 6, 2015). "Kirk Night: Late Knight Special". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 9 November 2015.