Mass Appeal presents this docu-series on Anderson .Paak that follows him as his fingerprint on the music industry continues to grow.
Anderson .Paak’s 2014 album Venice opens with a track titled “Waves” which includes sounds of the Pacific Ocean crashing onto the shore of Venice Beach and the voice of renowned surfer Miki Dora (RIP) talking about what it feels like to ride a huge wave. We’re pretty sure Paak can relate: Since then the artist formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy has racked up six production and vocal credits on Dr. Dre’s Compton album and is currently riding on top of a crazy wave of buzz and opportunity.
And the wave never stops—last week, he teamed up with Chicago/L.A. production duo Blended Babies to release The Anderson .Paak EP. Working with L.A. producer Knxwledge, they recently finished up their next NxWorries EP while simultaneously touring with Earl Sweatshirt. Now Paak’s preparing his next solo effort, Malibu, working with a crazy who’s who list that currently includes Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, 9th Wonder, and Madlib among others.
Today, Mass Appeal premieres Anderson .Paak’s new web series, A N I M A L. Shot by Micah Stell, the show is a quick-paced, jump-cut-filled account of newfound fame, which mirrors the wonderfully turbulent life that Paak is adjusting to. “It’s been a crazy ride and I’m not really concerned with stopping any time soon,” says Paak. “This is what we’ve been working toward for a long a time. We’re ready, and I’m glad I can share this moment with new fans and people that want to get to know me.” The cast of characters ranges from Paak’s wife and son to his L.A. underground homies like Dumbfoundead and LO_DEF, to global superstars like Dre and Kendrick.”