UK rapper Knucks has been on the rise for years, with projects dating back to 2014 that take influence from his home country's grime as well as US rappers like Nas, J Cole, and MF DOOM, giving Knucks a distinct, transatlantic sound. "When I started listening to US rap, I would take things from each rapper that I liked and formed my own thing blending all of that together," he told Complex in 2020.

Having just appeared on the great new Kojey Radical album, Knucks has now got a new 13-song project, Alpha Place, due May 6 via No Days Off, and four great tracks from that are out now: "Alpha House," "Nice & Good, "Hide & Seek," and "Leon the Professional." Watch the videos for all four below.

Knucks recently announced a UK tour that sold out in minutes, and he's got a US one-off happening at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on June 11 with AJRadico and Nesta. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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