Hackney's Henny Knightz Opens Up About A Dark Period In His Life With "Devil's Locker"

Hackney's Henny Knightz Opens Up About A Dark Period In His Life With "Devil's Locker"


September 02, 2020

Hackney's Henny Knightz, one half of Knighthood Society alongside Nicki Knightz, has been flying under the radar for a little while now, kicking out some of the most wildly adventurous rap the world has to offer. Back in May he released the criminally underrated Random House Of Evil and now he's back with the visuals for project highlight "Devil's Locker".

Like the rest of the six-track EP, "Devil's Locker" was produced by Henny himself and formed the basis for the rest of the collection. Over the twisting and turning instrumental — itself packed with subtle cultural references — Henny speaks candidly about a talk period in his life (which he's thankfully since emerged from) as well as the stigmas surrounding mental health.

Directed by Foolish Professionals (E.Greaves and Anarfi Lloyd), the visuals follow Henny on a bike ride round London as he notes the blocks forgotten, torn down and compares the decaying landscape to the cracks in his psyche.

Taking to Instagram, he explained: "I made this in one of the darkest periods of my life, it may have been the start of a great project but at the time, it felt like it could've been my final goodbye. I'm glad to say I'm not in that headspace anymore."

Listen below.



Words: James Keith
Photography: Jørn Tomter


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