New Anderson .Paak Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


10 Best Anderson .Paak Guest Features, Ranked [Feature ]

Anderson .Paak was a relatively-unknown SoCal artist until he appeared on six of the 16 songs on Dr. Dre’s final album, Compton. As a result of earning Dre's stamp of approval—and later a record... Read More


Anderson .Paak Has a New Single Produced by Jahlil Beats [Feature ]

He didn't provide us with a title or a release date but in his Beat Break interview with our own Andy James, veteran producer Jahlil Beats revealed that not only did he produce Anderson .Paak's new... Read More


Beat Break: Hi-Tek Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs [Feature ]

Hi-Tek is one of the most underrated producers of all time. As one-half of Reflection Eternal alongside Talib Kweli and a former in-house producer for Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records, the Cincinnati, OH native has carved... Read More


ScHoolboy Q & Anderson .Paak Are Working on New Music [Feature ]

Separately, ScHoolboy Q and Anderson .Paak have been working together on new music for most of 2017—Q started working on the following up to his GRAMMY-nominated Blank Face LP last December, while... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Kintaro’s “Mk” Featuring Anderson .Paak [Feature ]

Talent tends to run in the family when it comes to athletes and musicians, but damn, the Bruner family is stacked. Kintaro, aka Jameel Bruner, is the former keyboard player for The Internet and also happens to be... Read More


Russ, Anderson .Paak & the Art of Perfecting Your Craft [Feature ]

American Idol meets aspiring rappers is what BET accomplished with One Shot, its 2016 competition showcase. For the first time on television, hip-hop dream chasers were able to fight for a chance to escalate their... Read More


Why Word of Mouth Still Matters Most in Music’s Algorithm Age [Feature ]

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool" - Philip Seymour, 'Almost Famous' I can still vaguely recall how my excitement for J.... Read More


Why Anderson .Paak is a Case Study in the Pursuit of Originality [Feature ]

I’ve always had a gripe with that saying, “there’s nothing new under the sun.” I know it’s less of a saying and more of a literal quote from the Bible, but even in its original context, I refuse... Read More


Anderson .Paak, ATCQ & Beyoncé See Huge Post-GRAMMYs Sales Bump [Feature ]

Ahh, the post-GRAMMYs sales bump.  Thanks to their riveting performances at last night's 59th annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony, Anderson .Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars... Read More


Anderson .Paak Details What Attracted Dr. Dre to His Voice [Feature ]

Press play on just about any Anderson .Paak record and you'll be met with a vocal performance that exudes a wide array of emotions. From happiness to sadness, joy to sorrow, and everything in between, .Paak takes... Read More


Why Anderson .Paak Feels Obligated to Make Music That Reflects The Times [Feature ]

If you read DJBooth at all last year, you’re probably familiar with the fact that Anderson .Paak’s sophomore album Malibu was universally loved around these parts, and we aren’t the only ones. Malibu... Read More


5 Dream Hip-Hop Collaborations We’re Speaking Into Existence [Feature ]

Every once in awhile, a group of artists will come together and force the world to slap its collective forehead and shout “why didn’t I think of that?” I was 12 when Madvillainy came out, 14 when I first... Read More


Are You Ready for an Anderson .Paak & Chance The Rapper Collab? [Feature ]

Both Anderson .Paak and Chance The Rapper have made waves over the past few months by teasing collaborations with Flying Lotus and Donald Glover respectively, but talk is cheap in the music business. Fans don't want to... Read More


An Anderson .Paak & Flying Lotus Collaboration is Coming “Soon!” [Feature ]

In addition to releasing his acclaimed sophomore studio album Malibu, and recording and releasing Yes Lawd!, his collaborative album with producer Knxwledge, 2016 saw Anderson .Paak collab with the likes... Read More


Anderson .Paak’s ‘Malibu’ is the Best R&B/Pop Album of 2016 #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

I'm often wrong—some might say always wrong. But this one? This one right here? This one I nailed.  Just over six months ago, we called Anderson .Paak's Malibu the album of the year, and now that the... Read More


Anderson .Paak Recorded ‘Malibu’ on a Mac Mini With an Old Dented Mic [Feature ]

Throughout 2016, Anderson .Paak’s Malibu is one project that has received well-deserved praise and admiration from fans, critics and fellow artists alike. Released back on January 15, Anderson’s album... Read More


Why I’m Thankful For… Anderson .Paak’s ‘Malibu’ [Feature ]

Editor's Note: In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked each of our writers to pen a story about an artist, song, album, or moment from 2016 that they're most thankful for. Gratitude is something that... Read More


Frank Ocean, Anderson .Paak, & Their Beautiful Obsession With Cars [Feature ]

Music is my oldest obsession. When I think back on all my boyhood infatuations and teenage fixations, music has survived a mountain of fleeting hobbies and momentary passions. Life is spent uncovering treasures, loving them... Read More


Anderson .Paak Says He & Dr. Dre Have a Stash of Unreleased Collaborations [Feature ]

After kicking off 2016 with album of the year contender Malibu, Anderson .Paak has shined on a number of wide-ranging collaborations, including Kaytranada, ScHoolboy Q, Mac Miller, A Tribe Called Quest, to... Read More


Imagining a Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody & Anderson .Paak Supergroup [Feature ]

As someone who writes about hip-hop, most of my thoughts about the hip-hop are based in reality. The news cycle, upcoming projects, poignant interviews—there's little time for speculation when there's a... Read More


10 Hip-Hop Careers Summarized Using Only 1 Word [Feature ]

Violent, uncontrollable anger is how the dictionary defines the word rage. Rage is hard to soothe, a challenge to calm—think of a bull staring down the color red. I found it interesting that Joe Budden wanted to change... Read More


Anderson .Paak’s Vision For a Bright Future Doesn’t Require Chasing Hit Singles [Feature ]

Considering everything he's accomplished in 2016, Anderson .Paak has every right to have his head above the clouds. But he doesn't.  In a new mini-documentary by Noisey entitled The Future Is Anderson... Read More


Anderson .Paak, Kanye West & Artists Taking Video Inspiration from Paintings [Feature ]

He made me conscious of the fact that the artist who is useful to America is one who studies his own life and records it through the medium of art, manners, and customs of his own - Ernie Barnes Ernie Barnes is a name... Read More


2016 is the Year of Anderson .Paak [Feature ]

As I’m writing this, Malibu is playing through the speakers, just as it has been on a weekly basis since Anderson .Paak released the album at the beginning of this year. We already dubbed Malibu the best album of... Read More


NxWorries “Yes Lawd!” 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, the singer/producer duo that took the internet by storm when they decided to come together as NxWorries, are a dream team born in the underground, but the vintage and soulful sounds... Read More


Tweets Come True: Anderson .Paak Performs on ‘Ellen’ Three Years After Predicting It [Feature ]

Anderson .Paak knows a thing or two about struggling. At age seven, his father was sentenced to 14 years in prison for assaulting his mom. Then, at age 14, what remained of normal family life was ripped apart after his mother... Read More


Yes Lawd! Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge Mark Soulful Return of NxWorries with “Lyk Dis” [Feature ]

Anderson .Paak is slowly ascending to a level of notoriety that’s inescapable. Since the release of Malibu, I’ve witnessed skaters groove to his funk inside roller rinks and I’ve watched footage of festivals... Read More


Anderson .Paak Drops Truth Bomb on Lil Yachty: “Real Artists Are Students of the Game” [Feature ]

In an interview with Billboard last week, Lil Yachty admitted that he "honestly couldn't name five songs" from rap legends 2pac and Biggie. Of course, the internet lost its shit. On the heels of Rich Homie... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need To Watch Anderson .Paak’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert [Feature ]

NPR has been killing it with their Tiny Desk Concert series for a while now, but Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals just took things to a whole new level. In the midst of a banner year for .Paak, he... Read More


Anderson .Paak’s 13-Year Story of Struggle to Stardom is Your Daily Inspiration [Feature ]

I'll fight anyone who says Anderson .Paak isn't making some of the best music this year, but even more than the soul that permeates from every record he touches, it's his life story that's earning him loyal... Read More


Anderson .Paak’s “Malibu” is the Best Album of 2016 (So Far) [Feature ]

Here's what happened.  Today is June 1, and now that 2016's almost halfway over, it seemed like the perfect time to look back at the year that's been in music. So I asked Yoh and Lucas to write about... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Kaytranada & Anderson .Paak’s “Glowed Up” [Feature ]

People often stop me on the street and ask me, "Hey Nathan, how do you choose the music that makes it into "Holy Shit You Need to Hear This"? What's the formula?* And do you know what I tell them? First, I tell them... Read More


Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” Album Was Rejected Repeatedly By Labels [Feature ]

There are just certain things in life you can never have enough of: money, incredible music, and great Dr. Dre stories. For someone who has been in this game for ages there is still so much we want to know about the good... Read More


You Should Know Anderson .Paak (Video) [Feature ]

We've been covering Anderson .Paak since 2012, back when he still went by the name Breezy Lovejoy. Wait, what's that? You didn't know he used to make music under another name? Don't worry, unless it's... Read More


1 Listen Album Review: Anderson .Paak’s “Malibu” [Feature ]

Overnight success is possible, but only after years of non-fulfillment, defeat, and catastrophe—knee weakening tragedy that could send a lesser man over the edge. I imagine that Anderson .Paak was near his limit in... Read More


Anderson .Paak - Malibu [Album]

Oxnard, CA-based native, multi-talented singer/rapper and longtime Booth-favorite Anderson .Paak has released his highly-anticipated sophomore album, Malibu, via Steel Wool, OBE, Art Club and EMPIRE. The album, a follow-up... Read More


Yes Lawd! NxWorries’ “Link Up & Suede” EP Is Here & It’s Awesome [Feature ]

Nxworries. The name is ironic because for most of this year, since the very first second I heard “Suede,” that’s exactly what I did - worry. Kanye's non-existant Swish, the long-awaited... Read More


Nxworries (Anderson .Paak x Knxwledge) - Link Up & Suede EP [Album]

Nxworries, the Booth-acclaimed duo of Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge, have teamed to deliver a brand new EP, entitled Link Up & Suede, via Stones Throw Records. Six tracks in total, the EP is preceded by and takes its... Read More


Life After Dre: Anderson .Paak on “Compton,” Style & His New Album [Feature ]

Did Anderson .Paak lie to me?  When I first heard that Paak was all over Dr. Dre's new Compton album I immediately flashed back to my interview with him last year. At the time, October of 2014, I asked him if he was... Read More


Blended Babies & Anderson .Paak - The Anderson .Paak EP [Album]

Blended Babies and Anderson .Paak have teamed on the The Anderson .Paak EP, a collaborative project featuring the talents of the veteran production duo and the DJBooth Top Prospect. Blended Babies, now based out of Los... Read More


Blended Babies - So Slow ft. Anderson .Paak & King Chip [Stream]

Production team Blended Babies and Compton‘s shining star Anderson .Paak have aligned musically for So Slow, the first single from the group’s forthcoming EP, out September 25. The record also features an opening... Read More


Called It: Artists I Always Knew Were Going to Blow Up [Feature ]

For the longest time I never had a “thing.” In high school and college I was just a guy. I played sports but wasn't really any good, I wasn't a particularly good student, I didn’t have any... Read More


Don’t Know the New Artists on Dr. Dre’s “Compton”? We Tried to Warn You [Feature ]

If it felt like it's been an eternity since the last Dr. Dre album it's because it has been; we've waited nearly 16 years (well, 15 years and 8 months to be exact) since 2001. It no longer... Read More


Anderson .Paak - Switch Up [Stream]

The uber talented Anderson .Paak, a DJBooth Top Prospect, has released a new standalone record. The self-produced Switch Up is everything we’ve come to expect from the Los Angeles vocalist and drummer, a fun, funky good... Read More


Mike Gao - Shifty ft. Anderson .Paak & Doja Cat [Stream]

World traveling producer Mike Gao makes his first foray into The DJBooth with a new single that features a familiar name and a relative newcomer. Guest starring on the short-but-sweet banger Shifty are Top Prospect selection... Read More


DJ Premier x BMB Spacekid - Til Its Done ft. Anderson .Paak [Stream & Download]

Our friends at Boiler Room, a website that concentrates on worldwide underground music, have a real treat on their hands. Earlier this week, their site premiered a collaboration between legendary producer DJ Premier, St.... Read More


Jonwayne - Green Light ft. Anderson .Paak [Stream]

While it remains to be seen if Jonwayne Is really Retired, the talented emcee/producer’s EP is really dropping tomorrow. We do have the Green Light for one more single in advance of the release, a minimal, self-produced... Read More


EOM - Get Along ft. Anderson .Paak & Blu [Stream]

It’s been nearly two years since EOM‘s (Elements Of Music) last headlining feature, his ForAllWeKnow full-length, and the Virginia beatsmith returns with a jazzy new track off of his forthcoming album. Production... Read More