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Kno: Death Is Silent

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Death Is Silent, the solo debut from CunninLynguists' producer and emcee Kno, is set to be released on October 12th 2010. While handling nearly all of CL's production since the group's inception in 2001, his emceeing has more recently taken a backseat to his beats - and it has shown. Fueled by Kno's lush production techniques, A Piece of Strange currently ranks as the #8 release of 2005 (and the only hip-hop release in the Top 30) at high traffic web community, Dirty Acres was awarded "Album Of The Year" honors by for 2007 and both of 2009's compilation releases, Strange Journey Volume One and Two, were given "Top Ten Albums" honors at

After amassing only 4 verses over the CunninLynguists' last four releases, the Atlanta-based artist is set to step out from behind the boards on Death Is Silent, both producing the entirety of the record and handling the majority of the vocals. The record's concept involves the inevitability of death and its impact on love, life, family and friends. The artwork was realized by Argentinian visual artist Diego Fernandez.

Kno will still see plenty of activity on the production side of things, as the next 6 months will see the release of Oneirology, CunninLynguists' newest studio album in 3 years, Chico and The Man, the long-awaited concept album with fellow QN5 Music artist and longtime friend Tonedeff as well as MacheteVision, a joint project with emcee Marq Spekt.

While all of these releases will be produced entirely by Kno, his production will also be featured on upcoming projects by Freddie Gibbs, 9th Wonder signee Tom Hardy as well as the album Niggaz With Latitude, a group project from CL's own Deacon The Villain and Sheisty Khrist.

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1. Death Is Silent
Producer: Kno
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2. If You Cry
featuring Natti (of CunninLynguists)
Producer: Kno
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3. Loneliness
featuring Nemo; Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists)
Producer: Kno
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4. La Petite Mort (Come Die With Me)
Producer: Kno
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5. Rhythm Of The Rain
featuring Thee Tom Hardy; Tunji
Producer: Kno
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6. Spread Your Wings
featuring Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists)
Producer: Kno
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7. Smile (They Brought Your Coffin In)
Producer: Kno
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8. Graveyard
featuring Sheisty Khrist
Producer: Kno
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9. I Wish I Was Dead
featuring Tonedeff
Producer: Kno
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10. They Told Me
featuring Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists)
Producer: Kno
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11. When I Was Young
featuring Natti (of CunninLynguists); Substantial
Producer: Kno
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12. Not At The End
featuring Tunji
Producer: Kno
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13. The New Day (Death Has No Meaning)
Producer: Kno
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14. Death Is Silent
Producer: Kno
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15. If You Cry
Producer: Kno
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16. Loneliness
Producer: Kno
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17. La Petite Mort (Come Die With Me)
Producer: Kno
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18. Rhythm Of The Rain
Producer: Kno
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19. Spread Your Wings
Producer: Kno
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20. Graveyard
Producer: Kno
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21. They Told Me
Producer: Kno
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22. When I Was Young
Producer: Kno
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23. Not At The End
Producer: Kno
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4.9 Stars (4.9 Stars )
Total Comments: 56
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/28/2013 7:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 75.248.226)
Comment: I'm mad at myself that I slept on this.. Oh well, better later than never!! This concept album is straight genius with such well thought out, beautiful production.. It's dark, sad, disturbing, yet beautiful, comforting, incredible.. THIS IS SOME SERIOUS NEXT LEVEL SHIT, don't sleep.. One..
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/21/2013 11:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 200.189.46)
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Comment: Kno crafted a well though conceptual album about two immortal themes in art - death and love, and did it as cool as a muthafucka:)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/20/2013 11:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 249.75.223)
Location: pa
Comment: This is my favorite album in the last couple years, Cunninlynguists are the best thing to come out tje south in a while, don't sleep
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/3/2013 7:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.237.36)
Location: czech republic
Comment: ohh this is the relaxing album ever.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2012 5:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.168.27)
Location: Your Hood
Comment: Even though Kno is greedy with citing samples, this album has that emo feeling to it that will leave goose bumps on you while listening. This is a whole nother sub culture of hip hop that can take your mind for a lovely trip through Kno's gripping beats and matured lyrics, by members of cunninlynguists. Amazing album.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/25/2012 1:21:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Tampa Bay
Comment: One of the best produced records of all time, the dark tone is really unmatched, between this, Oneirology & Machete Vision, Kno is untouchable right now
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2011 11:43:00 AM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: EMO PRIMO
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/4/2011 4:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 233.146.97)
Location: Turkey
Comment: This album is a masterpiece.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/30/2011 9:54:00 AM; Partial IP: .153.10.43)
Location: vs
Comment: In my top 5 LP's of all time. KNO is genius
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/13/2011 2:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .151.130.9)
Location: BTOWN, NJ
Comment: GREAT FUCKING ALBUM! Kno is by far the best producer to have stepped in the game of hiphop. ANDDDDDD lyrics on point! kno surprised the hell outta me and outdid himself. Definitly an album worth spending your money on
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/27/2011 8:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.172.170)
Location: Wroclaw Poland
Comment: fuckin great piece from beat masta - KNO
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/17/2011 6:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 25.135.174)
Location: Germany
Comment: 5 stars!This is a great album!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/6/2011 10:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
Comment: I can't believe I slept on this album. I juST got this album last week and it's amazing! Kno muST have the sickeST production. This album is one the beST I've ever heard. CLASSIC!!! Kno, Apollo Brown, Marco Polo, Jake One, STatik Selektah, DC Midi Alien and Necro are the beST in the game right now. DJ Premier is a LEGEND!! Everyone muST own this album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2011 3:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 131.80.113)
Location: Rosemere, canada
Comment: Wow masterpiece!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/19/2011 3:52:00 AM; Partial IP: .67.193.96)
Location: nelson b.c.
Comment: Sickest production in the game, dudes makin soundtracks for life. death IS perfectly silent.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/14/2011 11:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 56.186.213)
Location: chicago, IL
Comment: Best Producer Left In Hip Hop.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/6/2011 10:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 225.187.68)
Location: Canada
Comment: epic production once again from KNO. masterpiece. best album of the year hands fuckin down.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2011 4:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 185.32.248)
Location: Tampa
Comment: Catz like Kno don't get enough credit. Solid beats, good use of samples, lyrics are on point, great featured artists, and the album has replay value. Can't find a negative!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2010 9:05:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.11)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: this album is dope. the production is dope, lyrics are dope and consistent throughout. a very good listen.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/9/2010 6:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 247.10.249)
Location: 509
Comment: this album seems a little overrated... Beats are good but nothing special, samples used are weak or not catchy to me at all.. lyrics are decent and flows are tight at times but I jus find myself bored as hell with this album
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2010 11:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 44.218.234)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Comment: This is a great album. I like when cats stay on-topic and don't deviate from the plan. He should rap more often.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/5/2010 7:31:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Boston, Ma
Comment: Best album of the year, kno kills it on this
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/4/2010 4:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 85.116.158)
Location: Spokane, WA
Comment: This album is a masterpiece of production from Kno. His lyrics are decent but there are amazing verses from the guest artists specifically Tunji and Deacon. The album has a homogeneous darkness and clear theme that ties all the songs together, which are all good, listen to the whole thing through. Buy it and support the man.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/3/2010 12:52:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Planet Eart, EUROPE
Comment: A very dark, heavy but also beautiful album. This is a must have for CunninLynguists fans though if you're new to the game and appreciate real music you will definitely like it.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/31/2010 11:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.182.112)
Location: lissabona
Comment: one of the best I listen this year
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/27/2010 12:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 248.184.56)
Location: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Comment: This has to be one of the best albums in 2010, maybe even in few years! Definite classic, with dark lyrics and the best beats that anyone can do. So nice samples, you really have to buy this one.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/26/2010 2:50:00 PM; Partial IP: .31.180.98)
Location: Angeles
Comment: Kno shows how you really sample beats the right way...last of a dying breed...good stuff.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/24/2010 6:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .25.46.225)
Location: My Desktop
Comment: BUY This classic album One of the greatest this year
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/24/2010 10:25:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Benztown, Germany
Comment: KNOs instrumentals are amazing, his rapping... not so much. Worth buying on the strength of the music alone and at least there are some cool guest features.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/23/2010 4:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 101.21.175)
Location: ohio
Comment: i was surprised by this joint my nona just passed and this album really captures real emotion and the lyrics are dope cop this
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/23/2010 4:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 121.203.82)
Location: asdefasf
Comment: On the anniversary of his brother's passing The Compton General, Double P was kind enough to let me be a part of this special day. I am proud to present to you The R.I.P. Mixtape. This mixtape also includes Fuck TYGA (Hard In The Paint) REMIX that word is Young Money Ent. was upset about, but fuck it's on the tape anyways as a bonus! Themed to Halloween, we got something special for you here for sure! Compton stand up this guy right here has made moves that you'll not gonna match.
Name: (Posted: 10/18/2010 3:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 97.113.104)
Location: New Zealand
Comment: This album is amazing! Kno is a fkn genius.
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2010 5:52:00 PM; Partial IP: .0.181.151)
Location: Humboldt County
Comment: anyone know when/if this album w/ the beats gona be available on itunes?
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2010 7:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.190.160)
Location: NW
Comment: This album is just amazing. Kno has it all. He understands music like no other. It was worth waiting all that time to finally hear him on the mic again. He definitly had alot to say. The production is flawless as usual. The beat on "come die with me" just makes you gasp for air. And Oneirology is just around the corner! Best fall ever thanks to Kno & CL!
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2010 9:28:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Boston MA
Comment: Kno's production is seamless....and his words meaningful...not your average "producer taking up rapping"
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2010 2:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .56.225.35)
Location: Wilmington NC
Comment: 5 stars, knos beats are ill as usual and its good to hear kno spit again
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2010 7:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 145.46.213)
Location: The Netherlands
Comment: This album really solidifies 2010 as a good year for real hiphop. Showing people that substance in Hiphop is still possible.
Name: (Posted: 10/12/2010 2:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 12.206.253)
Location: SD CA
Name: (Posted: 10/11/2010 4:39:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Norway
Comment: Dope ass album from top to bottom, samples could'nt been handeled any better. "Graveyard" burries anything I've heard. This is gonna run my stereo into pieces. Most deff album of the year in my opinion..
Name: (Posted: 10/11/2010 3:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .65.48.110)
Location: Liquor Store
Comment: This is my favorite album of all time, instant classic for me. "Graveyard" and "They Told Me" are my favorites, ill ass beats!
Name: (Posted: 10/11/2010 12:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .231.10.53)
Location: Toronto
Comment: this lp is dope.CL keeps dropping the best hip hop in the game.5 STARS
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2010 9:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .25.46.225)
Location: God's House
Comment: Holy shit
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2010 11:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 116.91.104)
Location: Norway
Comment: 5 stars kno could not have done better this, dope album buy the it!
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2010 8:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 113.225.10)
Location: SEATTLE
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2010 8:40:00 AM; Partial IP: .19.185.64)
Location: WV
Comment: This has passed The Roots' "How I Got Over" as album of the year for me.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2010 2:44:00 PM; Partial IP:
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2010 8:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 114.62.130)
Location: NL
Comment: singles so far are crazy mos def worth copping
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2010 3:25:00 AM; Partial IP: .68.248.51)
Location: VT
Comment: kno... beast... mode....period
Name: (Posted: 9/29/2010 6:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.236.148)
Location: Tx
Comment: Kno iz the Man- can't wait for this!!!!!
Name: (Posted: 9/28/2010 2:22:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Uk
Comment: Well I have heard 2 singles from this album and both are really dope.kno has a great ear for samples.really looking forward to this.
Name: (Posted: 9/23/2010 5:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.182.136)
Location: The internet
Comment: I have high hopes for this album. Kno has a good ear for all things music.
Name: (Posted: 9/19/2010 2:08:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: houston, tx
Comment: This album is beautiful. Simple as that. Buy it.
Name: (Posted: 9/15/2010 12:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 188.107.11)
Location: ohio
Comment: I got the white album autographed by kno
Name: (Posted: 9/7/2010 8:14:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: I got the White Albuum boyz
Name: (Posted: 8/28/2010 7:48:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Norway
Comment: kno is one of my favoritt producers, cant wait to hear it.
Name: (Posted: 8/28/2010 3:13:00 AM; Partial IP: 245.141.14)
Location: Ur mom's room
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