I’ve been listening to Anderson .Paak for a little over a year now. I was first turned on to his incredible sound on the track “Make It Work” featuring Asher Roth. From the moment the track started I was caught in a groovy vibe due to .Paak’s infectious vocals. That groovy vibe can be heard his music catalog.
The interesting aspect about Anderson .Paak’s artistry is that he doesn’t subscribe to one genre. In an interview with XXL, he describes his sound as “range and dynamic”. He is an artist that is pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and R&B by incorporating a diverse collection of sounds into his music.
A perfect example of Anderson .Paak’s unique sound is on the track “Suede” with producer Knxwledge. This track even got the attention of Dr. Dre during a recording session. Ultimately leading to .Paak working close with Dre on his Compton album where he was featured on 6 of the 16 tracks on the album.
In addition to his work with the legendary Compton producer, Anderson .Paak released his second studio album, Malibu, which was met with universal acclaim. This spring he went on tour with his band The Free Nationals and wowed audiences across the country. His show was one of the best I’ve seen this year. Just watch his performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert or his Tiny Desk Concert and you’ll see why his live show is a must-see. The way he commands the stage from the mic and the drum kit is unreal.
We can’t wait to see more great releases from Anderson .Paak. He is an artist that will continue put out quality music for years to come. Get familiar with his artistry with our latest Starter Pack playlist.
- Anderson .Paak – “Come Down”
- Anderson .Paak – “Off the Ground”
- Anderson .Paak – “Silicon Valley”
- NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) – “Suede”
- Mac Miller Feat. Anderson .Paak – “Dang!”
- EOM Feat. Anderson .Paak & Blu – “Get Along”
- Anderson .Paak Feat. Schoolboy Q – “Am I Wrong”
- Snakehips Feat. Anderson .Paak – “Money On Me”
- Anderson .Paak – “The Season/Carry Me”
- Dr. Dre Feat. Anderson .Paak & Marsha Ambrosius – “All In a Day’s Work”