If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of the soulful rasp of Anderson .Paak’s voice. AP broke through with 6 features on Dr. Dre’s Compton album and built some serious momentum before dropping his own latest release, Malibu. If you haven’t given that a spin yet, consider it a top priority, as it’s one of the early highlights of 2016.
But beyond the magic of Compton and Malibu, Paak is tireless and seems to keep popping up as a featured vocalist on a number of other artist’s tracks: Kaytranada, Tokimonsta, Milo, Hiatus Kayiote and Snakehips to name a few. So I compiled a 32-track playlist of some of the best featured appearances by Anderson .Paak. When you’re as prolific as Paak has become though, not everything is gonna land, so I vetted this list thoroughly to only feature certifiably bomb shit. You won’t find any of AP’s Watsky features, or that abrasive track he did with A$AP Ferg and I had to cut out one of his tracks with The Game, cause Game is straight up insufferable sometimes. Here you’ll gems like Milo’s killer “A Day Trip To The Nightosphere” and Elements of Music’s “Get Along” with Blu. (And yes, I even included a couple cuts from his NxWorries project cause it just wouldn’t have felt complete without ’em.)
Hear the business below, check out my feature on Paak in Paste from last December if you need to get yourself up to speed on the man and peep some words I wrote in Forbes about how Paak was the proverbial “big winner” at SXSW 2016. Dig it. One love.