Apple’s golden boy Anderson Paak blew Brixton Academy away by bringing out Dr Dre to perform “Still D.R.E.” and “The Next Episode” at the start of his epic hour-long free
And it wasn’t just Beat’s involvement that suggested Dr Dre might show. It’s well known that Dr Dre is Anderson Paak’s mentor, having discovered the once-homeless Malibu artist and propelling him to fame a few years ago. The hip hop mogul, whose knack for spotting a protégé is well known (former mentees include Snoop Dogg and Eminem), found himself listening to 30-year-old Paak’s – real name Brandon Paak Anderson – song “Suede” on repeat and duly signed the artist to his label, Aftermath Entertainment, in January 2016. Paak also featured heavily on Dr Dre’s comeback album Compton, co-writing and featuring on six tracks – more than any other collaborator.
It was good vibes only as Paak bounced around the stage with an infectious energy, singing, rapping and regularly taking to the drum kit centre stage. It was like watching an incredible jazz musician at
Watch Anderson Paak and Dr Dre Perform “The Next Episode” live in London here:
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