Anderson .Paak's meteoric rise following his appearance on Dr. Dre's Compton album can all be traced back to his work with producer Knxwledge. As the story goes, the duo's single "Suede" caught the ear of Dr. Dre, who decided he needed to work with Anderson .Paak.

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, known together as NxWorries, are now set to drop their first project as duo this Friday (Dec. 4) with the release of the Link Up and Suede EP. The EP features the aforementioned "Suede," some bonus beats from Knxwledge and a new track called "Link Up."

"Link Up" debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show World Record earier today (Dec. 1) and now is available for your streaming pleasure. While this radio edited version may interrupt the flow a bit, listeners can still feel the fresh vibes and hear the chemistry that NxWorries has. And all this is just a prelude of what's to come as Paak and Knxwledge are set to release a NxWorries LP in 2016.