OK, anyone wondering how Kno’s solo debut, Death Is Silent, would sound can find their answer here by way of the album’s first leak, “Rhythm of the Rain”. The track finds the CunninLynguists producer-rapper on his more serious tip, even if the above photo suggests otherwise — my bad, Kno, I just couldn’t find a better shot of you. But anyway, “Rhythm of the Rain” is very much steeped in the darker, bluesier sounds heard on Dirty Acres, a personal favorite of mine. It’s perfectly layered as the samples mesh and bleed into one another to create one hell of a production. And it doesn’t hurt that Thee Tom Hardy, Tunji, and Kno (in that order) deliver some fantastic verses. Great. Thanks a lot, guys. Now I’m just going to put this on repeat. Damn it.
You can stream “Rhythm of the Rain” below and download it after the jump. For more info on the track, including lyrics, check the QN5 site.[audio:http://potholesinmyblog.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/01_kno_-_rhythm_of_the_rain_f_tunji__thee_tom_hardy.mp3|titles=01_kno_-_rhythm_of_the_rain_f_tunji_&_thee_tom_hardy]
Download: Kno – “Rhythm of the Rain” [Right Click Save-As]
Download: “Rhythm of the Rain” Dirty/Instrumental/A Cappella [Zip File]