Anderson .Paak Continues to Show What Dr. Dre & DJ Premier Already Knew. He’s a True Talent (Video)
Anderson .Paak has had an unbelievable year. The Los Angeles artist shared billing with Dr. Dre on 6 of the Compton album’s 16 tracks, and he had already been working with DJ Premier, prior to that. Today (9/25), he releases The Anderson .Paak EP with the production outfit Blended Babies. Asher Roth joins him on 2 of the project’s tracks, and one of those titled “Make It Work” is the subject of a new video.
The visual for the song, which also features The Social Experiment’s Donnie Trumpet, is a cascade of colors, from geometric shapes to florescent lacings. .Paak is deftly capable of rapping and singing, but he flexes the latter on the song. The soulful ditty has a throwback feel that makes .Paak seem instantly familiar, without being copycat.