Jokers and Cinderellas at the ball of confusion.
Anderson . Paak probably one of the most interesting artists in the Freshman '16, that is quickly becoming the new wave on the scene. Has doesn't consider himself a rapper, but an artist in the purists sense, this can be seen with his ability to play different instruments like the drums or the piano, which is characteristic of artists alike. Even his name is something interesting to examine, 'Anderson' his middle name, and '.Paak' is the mis-written last name when translated from his Korean background. But don't forget the 'dot' cause as he feels, he was slept on for soo long that he wants you to pay attention to every last detail. And if your paying attention its undeniable that he draws comparisons to the Andre 3000s and CeeLo Greens of the world, where substance and most of all SOUL are the main ingredients of his music. He has been further boosted into the public eye with his recent B.E.T. awards performance where he not only sang and also played the drums in a room full of the most thugged out rappers he proved he could survive. A huge co-sign for Anderson .Paak has been his recent signing to Aftermath records the label of the one and only D.R.E thats Dr. Dre to be exact. And as history has shown Dr. Dre dropping an album equals new artist that will catapulted into the limelight and this time it is Anderson .Paak. The highly anticipated 'Compton' album showcased Anderson.Paak's talents on 6 songs, which is not an easy task for an album over 10 years in the making. This left most listeners wondering who exactly is Anderson. Paak? An answer that is becoming clearer every time he gets on the mic. One thing for sure is that not only does Anderson .Paak have the resources of the great Dr. Dre, but he stands on his own and has the uniqueness to carve out his own sound and in general terms do it his own way. Here are some quick facts about Anderson .Paak:
Rap Name: Anderson .Paak
Born: February 8, 1986 (age 30), Oxnard, CA
Record Label: Aftermath Entertainment
Latest Mixtape: Malibu