August 15, 2016 by BOBBY CARTERGood luck attempting to categorise Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals. A lot of their sound is layered atop a soulful hip-hop basis; from there, your most secure wager is to name it a hodgepodge of genres in one of the simplest ways potential. Guitarist Jose Rios and bassist Kelsey Gonzalez inject a hard-rock edge into the Hello-Tek-produced "Come Down," this set's opening quantity. Once you hear them play the primary few jazz chords of "Coronary heart Do not Stand A Likelihood," it is onerous to easily name this R&B.

It has been a gradual construct for .Paak, who launched a number of mixtapes earlier than his 2014 debut album Venice. This 12 months has marked his official breakout with Malibu, on which he did what so many in his place fail to do: He capitalized. After bursting into the highlight along with his appearances on Dr. Dre's Compton LP, he instantly prepped the discharge of Malibu. The album sculpted a wholly new lane for Anderson .Paak. He can rhyme with better of 'em, and his vocal styling, harking back to '70s and '80s greats, is invigorating when set in opposition to right this moment's tender R&B elite. Earlier than all that, he is a drummer-slash-bandleader.

I've skilled three separate displays of this band. First, there's the recorded model, on which .Paak collaborates with a few of hip-hop's best producers. Then, their tight stage present hits you within the chest with 90-plus minutes of pure power. Within the midst of a whirlwind tour, they stopped by the Tiny Desk and reworked three cuts from Malibu, together with an viewers request that shocked even them. They stripped down and pulled again simply sufficient to fill the room.

Malibu is out there now:
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Set Record:
"Come Down"
"Coronary heart Do not Stand A Likelihood"
"Put Me Through"

Producers: Abby O'Neill, Bobby Carter, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Claire Hannah Collins, Nickolai Hammar; Manufacturing Assistant: Sophie Kemp; Photograph: Cameron Robert/NPR.

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