Long before the world got a glimpse at the incredibly thorough creative force that is Anderson .Paak, courtesy of Beats by Dre’s five-minute “All in a Day’s Work” documentary, we’ve been keeping a very close eye on the versatile, rapper/R&B/soul artist. Dude’s stage presence and work ethic is incomparable. So it came as no surprise to us when the California native made it on to the recently-announced XXL‘s ninth annual Freshman Class alongside Kodak Black, Desiigner, Dave East, Lil Dicky, Denzel Curry, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, G Herbo, and fan favourite Lil Yachty.
In the lead up to mag’s issue release next week, XXL have released this a killer freestyle from Anderson .Paak, proving why he is one of the 10 MCs on the list. The Malibu artist delivers a hot af freestyle that features a mix of rapping and singing, in Paak’s distinctive voice, which we’re kind of hoping gets fully fleshed out into a new track sometime soon. Check it out above.
- Words: Monique Buccheri