Anderson .Paak

United States

Born and raised in California, Anderson .Paak began producing tracks in his bedroom as a teenager (while drumming at his local church on Sundays.) He originally recorded under the moniker Breezy Lovejoy, and released his first album “Venice” under his current name in 2014. Since then his star has risen and risen, thanks both to his ability to reinvent various genres (from hip-hop and funk to reggae and trap) and his high-profile collaborations with the likes of Flying Lotus, Macklemore, Travis Barker and Dr Dre. We spoke to Anderson as part of our WeTalkMusic series, recorded live at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sète in the south of France.

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Me and Dre are actually very similar in how we produce. He likes to utilize musicians, utilize the room, and he’s kind of a control freak like me.