Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals


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One of the best and most flexible live performers of today. Energetic, heartfelt, engaging and clever, always danceable with lots of help from his uber-talented band The Free Nationals. A few years ago singer, rapper and drummer Anderson .Paak emerged out of California as a fully and spectacularly formed artist, sort of discovered and nurtured by the one and only Dr. Dre. Since then we’ve learned to have heightened expectations on every new Anderson .Paak album, but he never fails to deliver what we want and, even more, what we didn’t know we wanted.
On his four albums Anderson .Paak has told us about different Los Angeles beach suburbs (Venice, Malibu, Oxnard, Ventura) and his life. The songs are bright and warm, sometimes goofy, other times deadly serious. ”This is the age of awakening,” he The Guardian. “It’s no longer that we’re just here to be entertainment. We see what’s going on and we’re not going to be numb to it any more.” His 70s funky hip-hop soul with dizzy jazz-drums and traces of psychedelia is sung with that glorious sandpaper voice and played with a genre-defying versatility. No wonder he won a Grammy 2019 for Bubblin’ in the Best Rap Performance category.