Brandon Paak Anderson, better known by his stage name Anderson .Paak, is an American
singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and virtuoso drummer. Anderson was born into a Black/Korean family
in Oxnard, California in 1986.
Anderson .Paak's first experience as a musician was performing as a drummer at his family's church.
Subsequently, he then began producing music from his bedroom as a teenager. While defining his own
unique sound, Anderson worked as studio-musician-for-hire - amongst other jobs - ultimately landing a gig
as the touring drummer for American Idol contestant, Haley Reinhart. While touring for Reinhart,
Anderson released his debut album, O.B.E. Vol.1 in 2012 under the stage name "Breezy Lovejoy."
In late October of 2014, he released Venice, his first LP as "Anderson .Paak." This successful album
was released under the imprint OBE (Outer Body Experience), a record label founded by him and his
Manager/Partner, Adrian Miller, in conjunction with Steel Wool Entertainment. As an independent artist,
Anderson overcame the odds, ultimately being praised by Rolling Stone Magazine as "one of the most
amazing vocalists in R&B today."
Anderson .Paak is best known for his features on (8) out of (16) tracks on critically-acclaimed artist
and world-renowned record producer, Dr. Dre'slatest Grammy nominated albumCompton. An article from
L.A. Weekly in October of 2015 proclaimed that Anderson .Paak had "stole[n] the spotlight" on Dr. Dre's
Compton, and that he is now poised and "ready for solo success."
His musical range and artistry is a unique blend of R&B, 70's Soul, Hip-Hop, EDM, Funk and
Rock n' Roll. His recognizable vocal abilities deliver smoldering tones combined with uncommon gritty
expressionism that is eortlessly blended into a straight-from-the-street-narrative rhyme style which
steadily floats over the airy tracks. Anderson's tenaciously composed melodies, intelligent lyrical
songwriting abilities, witty ad-libs ("Yes Lawd!") and clever hooks, pair perfectly with the production texture
and extraterrestrial soundscapes.
Known as a musical savant, Anderson .Paak is also one-half of the Hip-Hop group NxWorries,
alongside producer "Knxwledge." Their internationally recognized hit-single "Suede" was selected as one
of NPR Music's "Favorite Songs of 2015" and made the list of the "Top Ten Songs Shared on Spotify"
according to the New York Times.
The voice of today's Hip-Hop and R&B scene is continually releasing new content as the primary
vocalist on several notable projects, working with artists such as: Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, The Game,
Tokimonsta, Vindata and Goldlink to name a few. In September of 2015, the Los Angeles | Chicago
production duo of JP and Rich Gains, known as the Blended Babies, produced a project entitled The
Anderson .Paak EP, a four-song release solely featuring Anderson, to the delight of many fans and the
Always striving to be on-the-cutting-edge and forefront of innovation, Anderson .Paak and his band
The Free Nationals were the first group to ever perform a live-recorded virtual reality concert for VRC
(The Virtual Reality Company), which specializes in making VR technology for this new state-of-the-art
entertainment medium. In addition to his musical and vocal prowess, the dynamic artist also created his
very ownweb seriesentitled ANIMAL for Mass Appeal's YouTube channel featuring top artists like
Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, The Gameand more in October of 2015.
On January 15, 2016, Anderson .Paak will release his latest solo album entitled MALIBU, under the
OBE, Steel Wool Entertainment and ArtClub International imprints. Featured artists include ScHoolBoy Q,
Talib Kweli, The Game, Rapsody and BJ the Chicago Kid with production from Madlib, 9th Wonder,
Kaytranada, Hi-Tek, Pomo, Callum Connor and The Free Nationals.