Before he was performing in sold-out arenas opening for Bruno Mars and J. Cole, Anderson .Paak went by the name Breezy Lovejoy.

In 2012, Paak released his debut album O.B.E. Vol. 1 under the pseudonym, Breezy Lovejoy. In an interview with Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Paak told an “interesting” story about how he got the name (interview below). After listening to that story, we think he made the right choice changing his stage name.

One standout from Paak’s debut album was the track “P.Y.P”. The hard-hitting song is genre-less (much like Paak’s music today), blending Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz, and Soul seamlessly.

The original track is a great listen but when we heard the acoustic version on Soulection Radio, we heard the beginnings of the Anderson .Paak sound we know today.

The tambourine and acoustic guitar provide a perfect beat for Anderson .Paak’s silky smooth vocals. Listen to the acoustic version of “P.Y.P” below.

Anderson .Paak – “P.Y.P.” (Acoustic Version)

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