A few years ago Billboard asked itself, ‘Why is Anderson .Paak one of the most daring artists?’ The answer? There's a lot more to the Californian singer, rapper and drummer than meets the eye. There's funk and soul in his music, as well as electro and indie. And the man's authentic. His stories are personal and compelling. Life hasn't been too kind to this thirty-something. Both of his parents spent a lot of time in prison. But it's all gone smooth since Dr. Dre drafted him for his ‘Compton’ album in 2015. Not long after that, on ‘Malibu’ (2016), Anderson .Paak gave us a glimpse of how extraordinarily far his talents reach. On the two albums since ‘Malibu’, there have been musical friendships with Kendrick Lamar, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg and André 3000. And with every music lover.