The impeccable resume Dr.Dre has amassed over the last two decades by introducing some of the most talented artists to the world still continues to be built as his newest artist, "Anderson .Paak" shines on Dre's newest project, "Compton". The currently 30 year old singer and multi-instrumentalist artist has been crafting soulful, funk-filled and R&B infused musical landscapes for over a decade using his first moniker, "Breezy LoveJoy". It was not until after 2012 when the artist born as, "Brandon Park Anderson" would release his second project, "O.B.E. Volume 1" and decide to completely revamp his sound and musical approach and ultimately change his name to, "Anderson .Paak". Anderson emphasizes in many interviews that since he was slept on as an artist for so long that he now wants everyone to pay close attention to all the details regarding his musical career, which especially includes the dot in his stage name.
Anderson grew up in a multi-cultural household with his Father being African American and his Mother being Korean while simultaneously being raised in the church by his older sisters due to his Mother being a workaholic. Being raised in the church gave Anderson the opportunities to build the foundation for his musical career by learning to play the drums at the of age 11 and molding his own vocal skills. It would not be until Anderson moved to Los Angeles from his suburban hometown of Oxnard, where he would he would connect with the battle-rapper and MC, "Dumbfoundead". Dumbfoundead would be a guide for .Paak as he introduced him to other musicians in the area.
Anderson's third released project, "Venice" under his new moniker would prove to be his coming out party as it would eventually set him up to work with one of the hardest working and most talented Los Angeles producers in, "Knxwledge". Together the duo formed the group, "NxWorries" and released an EP together, "Link Up & Suede" with the hit song, "Suede". That song helped catch the ear of a representative at Aftermath and would lead to Anderson being invited to work with Dr.Dre himself. Once he arrived at the studio and met with the Compton legend, Dr. Dre listened to "Suede" three times and from there would give the approval of Anderson's music and lay the vocal foundations for the track that would eventually become the hit, "All In A Day's Work" on Dre's newest album, "Compton".
Once Dr. Dre released "Compton" in August of 2015, Anderson .Paak would quickly become a rising star in the music industry for his contributions on six of the songs for Dre's newest star-studded album. Having the connection and relationship with Dr. Dre would provide .Paak with the necessary buzz and resources to craft his fourth and critically acclaimed album, "Malibu" on January 15th, 2016. The album featured star-studded vocal features and production from, "BJ The Chicago Kid", "Schoolboy Q", "The Game", "Madlib" and much more. The projects bolsters hit tracks such as, "The Waters", "The Season" and "Lite Weight". As Anderson has always done with his music, he speaks on his environment and experiences around him which include social injustices and very tangible everyday experiences. Only 2 weeks after the release of his fourth project, Dr.Dre would announce the signing of Anderson to his Aftermath label via his Twitter on January 30th, 2016.
Most recently, Anderson .Paak was blessed to be one on the cover of XXL's Freshmen of 2016 along with other rising stars in the Hip-Hop industry! Please be sure to check out and purchase his latest album, "Malibu" and enjoy some more of his music below!