A little more than a decade ago, #AndersonPaak was a high school...

A little more than a decade ago, #AndersonPaak was a high school kid in Ventura,…

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A little more than a decade ago, #AndersonPaak was a high school kid in Ventura, #California, playing drums in his Baptist church and setting chopped-up samples to homemade beats. A demo tape sparked deal meetings, and his dreams seemed to be taking solid form. “I thought I was going to be #Kanye,” he tells Rolling Stone. “The producer that can rap, too.” Over the years he studied the work of #OtisRedding, #BobbyWomack, #CurtisMayfield, #DavidBowie and the Beatles, evolving his sound and focus. Paak, now 30, signed to #Dre’s label #Aftermath after the release of his breakthrough album, ‘Malibu.’ He’s already planning his next move. “This will be the first project where I have a fucking budget,” he says. “So this is going to be exciting times.” Click through the link in our bio to read the article. Photograph by Bryce Duffy (@bryceduffy)

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A little more than a decade ago, #AndersonPaak was a high school kid in Ventura, #California, playing drums in his Baptist church and setting chopped-up samples to homemade beats. A demo tape sparked deal meetings, and his dreams seemed to be taking solid form. “I thought I was going to be #Kanye,” he tells Rolling Stone. “The producer that can rap, too.” Over the years he studied the work of #OtisRedding, #BobbyWomack, #CurtisMayfield, #DavidBowie and the Beatles, evolving his sound and focus. Paak, now 30, signed to #Dre’s label #Aftermath after the release of his breakthrough album, ‘Malibu.’ He’s already planning his next move. “This will be the first project where I have a fucking budget,” he says. “So this is going to be exciting times.” Click through the link in our bio to read the article. Photograph by Bryce Duffy (@bryceduffy)

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