Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Join NPR for Tiny Desk Concert

Brandon Paak Anderson, best know by his stage name anderson .paak, and his band The Free Nationals joined NPR for their Tiny Desk Concert series.

NPR has a running musical series titled “Tiny Desk” where they have musicians come in and perform in a more intimate setting, the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. In this iteration of the Tiny Desk series, anderson .paak and the Free Nationals performed a couple of tracks from .paak’s critically acclaimed album Malibu. As noted by NPR, .paak capitalized on the opportunities he received. He was featured on Dr. Dre’s Compton and from there rode the wave through the release of Malibu.


.paak’s sound is quickly identified because of his unique voice and his music’s soulful sound laid on top of a hip-hop sound. The 30-year-old artist is still on tour and has some dates remaining through the beginning of September.

Tour schedule for anderson .paak
Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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