Rockwell Knuckles - Morning Light
“St. Louis’s Rockwell Knuckles raps like a superhero telling his nemesis his evil plan will never work, like he is 100 feet tall and he is here to project your city.”
Known for giddy, left-field lyricism with a heroic baritone, Rockwell Knuckles continues to carve a lane all his own. Riverfront Times critic Christian Schaeffer states: “Rockwell Knuckles stands tall as St. Louis’ most capable and adventurous hip-hop artist.” Influences range from Brotha Lynch Hung, Beatles, Prince and UGK to name a few. His latest project hosted by “It’s All Happening” comes on the heels of Mike Brown/Ferguson, which almost lead to a hiatus because of the chaotic atmosphere of the city. Rockwell was fortunate enough to be featured Apple Beats1 Radio WRTJ (Run the Jewels/DJ Trackstar) frequently with songs “Holy Ground”“Play Catch”“It’s All Happening”.
“Yet as huge as Rocky’s It’s All Happening is, it’s also full of calming soul and generally chill backyard barbecue vibes, particularly on songs like “Just Livin,” featuring frequent collaborator Tef Poe, and the funky interlude of “Orange Glow.” From Breaking Bad-referencing shit-talking to smooth, soul-sampling nostalgia, It’s All Happening is a rich, varied project well worth your time.” – Noisey Music by VICE Dec., 2014.