Not many had heard about the multi-talented Anderson .Paak prior to his prominent feature on Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’. But the truth is that the California native had been on the grind since 2011; in fact his love affair with music started when he was just a kid playing drums in church. To help him out after he lost his job, a friend hooked .Paak up with a gig as a studio assistant. From here his love for music was rekindled and he released his first album ‘Lovejoy’ under the monicker Breezy Lovejoy. He also got to play drums for American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart at this time. It wasn’t until October 2014 that the singer/rapper/producer released his first album as Anderson .Paak. If you’re not in a hurry and have an ear for the right stuff, ‘Venice’ will have been one of your favorite 2014 albums.
But we’re here to talk about a new .Paak joint today, a song that will feature in his new album which is expected early next year. ‘Room In Here’ is a sleek jazzy cut that reminds me of the song Bilal featured on in the first of Robert Glasper’s ‘Black Radio’ releases. But the message and the flow of Room In Here is much less intense than that in ‘Always Shine’. .Paak’s new single is the kind of jam you play when home alone with your woman with a bottle of wine to share. “Ain’t nobody but me and you in here, what can we do…” and the Sonyae Elise-backed chorus goes: “Baby there’s room in here, just enough for two in here. Ain’t nobody but you and me in here…” The arrangement sounds like something J Dilla would have cobbled together. After .Paak has made his intentions clear, The Game gets in on the act, patiently spitting game at his woman. Look out for ‘Malibu‘ in January 2016.
Miami Based, Internationally Known