Written by Live Nation Staff • December 8, 2016
Can’t make Anderson .Paak's show this Saturday? No need to be down about it, because we'll be doing a livestream of the show right here on LNTV. Tune in this Saturday, December 10 at 9:45 PM PT to watch him perform with the Free Nationals at the Hollywood Palladium.
L.A.-based Brandon Paak Anderson, better known as Anderson .Paak, has had one hell of a run so far. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist had arguably one of the biggest years of his career to date. .Paak managed to become a must-see with the release of 35 songs and over a dozen hot collaborations with artists like Mac Miller, Kaytranada and A Tribe Called Quest—and that was only in the last year. The talented hip hop artist didn’t get here by luck. .Paak started producing music in his teens, and got his start in Los Angeles back in 2011.
.Paak speaks his soul and story in his work, using his rocky upbringing as fuel for his dedication to music, which he calls “the light.” The 30-year-old musician is now a nominee for the 2017 Grammy Award for Best New Artist and for Best Urban Contemporary Album with Malibu. A beloved figure in the hip hop underground for years, .Paak is now gaining the widespread recognition that his lofty talents deserve.
“In the back of my head, I wanted to be this dude that could be in the center of the L.A. scene and have tentacles to everything, whether it’s Stones Throw or Brainfeeder or Dr. Dre and Aftermath or Odd Future or the radio scene with Ty Dolla and DJ Mustard — I wanted to be able to be a common thread,” the artist tells L.A. Times.
Anyone can hear the exploratory and expansive nature of his work simply by listening to his artistic repertoire. From work with electronic and experimental artists TOKiMONSTA and Snakehips to old school rap and hip hop with Dr. Dre, the musician has a range unlike any other.
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