Officially signed to Interscope Records, the pair, composed of New Orleans-bred brothers Krispy Kream and Rah Al Millio, have made the journey into a musical genre mostly dominated by tough lyrics and flossy swagger. Describing how difficult it is to break down their style, the duo explained where their influences stem from.
“It’s a little rock. A little electronic band. Heavy f*cking hip-hop,” Krispy told SOHH. “We treat it like a blank canvas and we just start f*cking paintin’. And there’s no colors excluded from the canvas, so we can just put anything we want on that canvas, you know what I mean? That’s how we see it, like art.”
Claiming their main technique is rolling various styles “up in to one blunt,” Knux also detailed where their stage name originated from and how they passed on a chance to join Eminem‘s roster.
“We used to be the Knuckle Heads,” Al informed SOHH. “They used to call us the Knux, we used to write songs and hooks and all the industry cats would be like, ‘Yo, I want the Knux.’ Paul [Rosenberg] wanted to manage us when we got out of our management deal. Paul actually wanted us to sign to Shady Records but we actually weren’t looking for that particular situation, we just wanted a manager — in 2005.”
While today’s record sales continue to slump, Knux feel success is now being measured in a completely new format.
Remind Me in 3 Days hits shelves on Tuesday, October 28.