In a sit down we missed CBS This morning caught up with Anderson .Paak a couple weeks ago. As they note: “On the road to the 59th annual Grammy Awards, one of the emerging acts to watch is Anderson .Paak. The rapper, singer-songwriter and drummer is up for two awards, including Best New Artist. Lee Cowan reports on how the rising star overcame a painful past.”
Following his powerful Grammy performance with A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak was back on stage on Tuesday night, this time making his television debut with Knxwledge as NxWorries on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The music duo performed an impressive rendition of “What More Can I Say,” which was perfect for the Valentine’s Day occasion. Press play to watch above and let’s hope his track with Chance The Rapper drops soon. -HB
In The Come Down Gospel, two-time GRAMMY nominee Anderson .Paak and a congregation of church-goers are overcome by the power of music. .Paak, who laid the foundation for his music career as a drummer in a gospel choir, returns to church to perform a rendition of his hit “Come Down”. The cast features friends and family from .Paak’s hometown of Oxnard. His sister Camille and 6 year-old son Soul also make cameo appearance.
Anderson .Paak is multitasking. He and his collaborators are spread across several rooms in Hollywood Sound Studio. A drummer and a keyboard player are improvising somewhere, and .Paak is hunting for rolling papers. The bustle inside the studio is not so different from how .Paak’s career comes across: bright, busy, varied. In the last 18 months, he has been featured on Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton'; released a second album, ‘Malibu’ and put out the first full-length from NxWorries. Read more…
Anderson .Paak was on The Ellen Show a few months ago, but the Grammy-nominated star made a return this week to celebrate Ellen’s birthday with a performance of “Am I Wrong.” Also, he brings out his son to dance alongside him and for “Lite Weight,” also from his Malibu album. Press play up top and enjoy the performance.
Yup, the Malibu artist Anderson .Paak has taken to Twitter to announce that he will also be releasing a new album this year with his band The Free Nationals. No word on a release date, but good news is that Anderson & The Free Nationals are hitting the road with Bruno Mars this Spring for the 24K Magic World Tour. Stay tuned here as more news comes out and get ready!
By any measure, Anderson .Paak has a phenomenal 2016. If you consider releasing two critically acclaimed albums and skyrocketing to fame successful that is. And like anyone else who would find themselves in this position, he has more than earned a treat. So Highsnobiety we took him shopping.
For the first OTHERtone episode of 2017, Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener are joined by Anderson Paak. In the 10 minute interview they discuss the release of his two albums, working with Dr. Dre on ‘Compton’ and if he knew he was going to make the final cut at all. Peep it above!