How Will Anderson .Paak Be Remembered?

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16:  Recording artist Anderson .Paak performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

How Will Anderson .Paak Be Remembered?

Anderson .Paak is filling some of the void we left after the loss Prince.

Published November 3, 2016

  1. Anderson .Paak Started Drumming At His Dad's Church!

    Anderson .Paak, like many other artists, started in the church. We guess you might say this was the beginning of his rebellious stage, which seems to have taken him far in life. 

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27:  Anderson .Paak performs at Anderson .Paak and Free Nationals Band Live Performance Presented By The Virtual Reality Company at Mack Sennett Studios on October 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for FYI Brand Communications)
    (Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for FYI Brand Communications)
  2. Anderson .Paak Hit Rock Bottom Before He Rose

    There was a moment in his life when he was working at a marijuana farm in Santa Barbara in order to support his wife and child. Unfortunately, he was let go without warning and became homeless.

    I love my #FAMILY many thanks to all of you for your warm birthday wishes. Now back to work!

    A photo posted by Rocco Siffredi Of Soul Music (@anderson._paak) on

  3. Sa-Ra Helped A Brother Out!

    Back in 2011, .Paak started making his mark in the music world. Sa-Ra worked to help lift .Paak out of his financial struggles. The group gave him a job as an assistant. 

    NEW YORK - JANUARY 11:  (L-R) Sa-ra Creative Partners members Om'Mas Keith, Taz Arnold, and Shafiq Husayn attend Sa-Ra Creative Partners' Showcase at Canal Room January 11, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
  4. He Came Through With His 'Cover Art'

    Back in 2013 Anderson .Paak produced Cover Art, a mixture of some of his favorite albums combined. The hit project captured a lot of attention.

  5. Dr. Dre Took Anderson .Paak Up A Couple Notches

    .Paak had a true come-up earlier this year when Dr. Dre took note of his talent and signed him. 

    Hahaha wait for it!

    A photo posted by Rocco Siffredi Of Soul Music (@anderson._paak) on

  6. In 2014, He Released 'Venice'

    In 2014, Anderson Paak released Venice his debut album, a dope project full of funk and soul. 

    #VENICE official cover. Art and design by @deweysaunders 12 days left. PRE-ORDER TODAY! link in bio! #OBE #

    A photo posted by Rocco Siffredi Of Soul Music (@anderson._paak) on

  7. .Paak Released His Second Album, 'Malibu'

    At the beginning of this year, Malibu, Anderson's follow up to Venice, was all anyone was playing. 

    My faith is buried somewhere underneath the town, until it's paid for...on Jan 15th!!!! #MALIBU #OBE #STEELWOOL #ARTCLUB

    A photo posted by Rocco Siffredi Of Soul Music (@anderson._paak) on

  8. Anderson .Paak and Flying Lotus Team Up!

    Apparently, Anderson has a project in the works with Flying Lotus. We're waiting patiently to hear this collaboration. 

    (Photos from left: Cindy Ord/Getty Images, Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for FYI Brand Communications)
    (Photos from left: Cindy Ord/Getty Images, Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for FYI Brand Communications)
  9. Anderson .Paak Takes His Talents On The Road

    Anderson .Paak is providing our generation with vibes that can't be matched. We might even add he has a bit of the same flair that Prince had.

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16:  Recording artist Anderson .Paak performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Written by BET Staff

(Photo from top: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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