The ANDERSON .PAAK Features Playlist

Anderson.Paak is a hip-hop renaissance man. When I first saw him at SXSW in the spring of 2016, he would veer between singing, dancing, playing drums, and rapping, often within the span of a few minutes. At that festival, he was seemingly everywhere — I saw him at least five times over the course of four days — and he was also indefatigable. His debut album, Malibu was quickly rising the charts, and he was easily the most buzzed about rapper there. This playlist collects his appearance on other people’s tracks. His raspy, slightly nasally voice fits well with both the robust, electro-powered production of TOKiMONSTA and KAYTRANADA and the skeleton lo-fi soul of Blended Babies. It’s a really compelling collection, and an introduction to both the breadth of his talent and some of the better West Coast underground musicians of the past few years,