7 Facts You Did Not Know About Anderson .Paak

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7 Facts You Did Not Know About Anderson .Paak

1. Anderson .Paak is 30 years old

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Although some would confuse Anderson .Paak for a graduating senior, .Paak recently turned 30 in February. Born and raised in California, this XXL Freshman, has made quite some noise in the hip-hop scene over the past year. Standing out in the wave of artists, that is the LA scene, has not proved to be easy for most, but this 30-year-old has finally broke through the barrier between irrelevance and stardom.

2. .Paak is Dre’s Newest Protege

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.Paak’s singing, rapping, drumming, and producing caught the ear of some important figures on the west coast. Dr. Dre has a knack for discovering hidden talent, and .Paak has proved to be the latest diamond in the rough. Featured on 6 songs of Dre’s latest album ‘Compton’, his warm, strained voice, with hints of Sam Cooke, surely raised the ears of music lovers naive to his sound.

3. Anderson is Family Man

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.Paak has a five-year-old son named Soul Rasheed, and a beautiful wife from South Korea.

4. Anderson .Paak was formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy

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Before re-branding, .Paak went by the name of Breezy Lovejoy. Under that name, he released 2 albums, ‘O.B.E Vo. 1′(Out of Body Experience) and ‘Lovejoy’ in 2012. His music was all over the place, and he decided to focus on fine-tuning his skill under the name of Anderson .Paak. He says the dot in front of his surname is to remind himself, as well as others, to pay attention to detail; everything has a purpose, and nothing should go unnoticed.

5. .Paak previously was Weed Farmer

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.Paak spent his weekdays crafting and performing as Breezy Lovejoy, and on weekends he and his wife worked on a pot farm in Santa Barbara. Things were going okay for a while; he was making music, getting by, and raising his newborn son. But, life came to a sudden stop when he lost his job at the farm and was forced to be homeless with his family. Singer-producer Shafif Husayn took .Paak in and helped him develop his music while times were tough. The rest is history.

6. Drumming was his first love

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Anderson .Paak performs at Anderson .Paak and Free Nationals Band Live Performance Presented By The Virtual Reality Company at Mack Sennett Studios on October 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for FYI Brand Communications)

.Paak began playing drums at the age of 11, and ended up drumming for American Idol contestant Hayley Reinhart gaining the recognition he has today.

7. He already released 2 Albums

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.Paak has released 2 albums since 2014, ‘Venice’ and ‘Malibu’. ‘Venice’ showed hints of brilliance, but it was sporadic and lacked a sense of direction, bouncing from smooth jazz to trap and everything in between. ‘Malibu’, his second album, was more focused and really told his story in a way that exuded positivity and sonic brilliance. Mixing influences of jazz, soul, and funk, .Paak created a boom bap style with rhythm and cadence some would describe as a Kendrick Lamar that could sing.

14 Atlanta Food Trucks that Will Make Your Mouth Water

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14 Atlanta Food Trucks that Will Make Your Mouth Water

Partying all day and vibing to music is hard to do on an empty stomach, especially, when the aroma of Atlanta’s food trucks is in the air. This year’s wide variety of food trucks are sure to have you splurging on some savory snacks. Check out the food scene at OneMusicFest; try not to get too hungry.

Ballpark classics great for pigging out Ballpark classics great for pigging out

Made-to-eat Hawaiian noodles with beautiful presentation and high flavor
Made-to-eat Hawaiian noodles with beautiful presentation and sensational flavor

Authentic Mediterranean food made from a family recipe passed down from generations of pita lovers ;
Authentic Mediterranean food made from a family recipe passed down from generations of pita lovers

Funnel Cakes...what more can I say?
Funnel Cakes…what more can I say?

Old-fashioned ice cream; deliciously refreshing when coupled with sunlight and great music
Old-fashioned ice cream; deliciously refreshing when coupled with sunlight and great music

Nothing like a cold beer with some 'Fish & Chips'
Nothing like a cold beer with some ‘Fish & Chips’

Moonwalk on over to this truck for Atlanta's most unique and eccentric popsicles
Moonwalk on over to this truck for Atlanta’s most unique and eccentric popsicles

"New Orleans done right" -Atlanta Magazine
“New Orleans done right” -Atlanta Magazine

Fresh. Healthy. Japanese
Fresh. Healthy. Japanese

Straight from the sea to Lakewood
Straight from the sea to Lakewood

Tacos coming to a block near you
Tacos coming to a block near you

Pizza that's out of this world
Pizza that’s out of this world

Taking Corndogs to a whole new level
Taking Corndogs to a whole new level

The fastest way to fulfill your cravings
The fastest way to fulfill your cravings