While each 2016 XXL Freshman brings their own unique sound to the table, Oxnard, California native Anderson .Paak might have the most diverse run of music on the list. Shining bright with live instrumentation and blended melodies the “Malibu” artist brought the funk to his XXL Freestyle.
Rapping, “sophisticated puppets with political ties, organized crime, paper-back shrine,” he blends talk of glitz and glamour with mention of addiction and being safe with your money to avoid the feds. Adding his own melody in parts it makes you wonder what it would sound like with a patented Paak drum solo or some lush strings.
Watch above and catch out latest interview with Anderson .Paak from Soundset below.