Along with supplying his fans with certified funk music, Anderson .Paak is putting those in his hometown of Los Angeles onto good eats. With his business partner Christian Corben — founder of Taisho Hospitality — the “Silk Sonic” singer recently opened a new restaurant in Sherman Oaks.
Jul 7, 2022
Anderson .Paak is preparing to release his third collection with Vans. It will be the musician’s first collaboration since taking on the role as the first-ever global music ambassador for the company. The “Vanderson Collection” includes t-shirts, sneakers similar to the EPack Sport, apparel, and other accessories that are hand-selected by Anderson. “Vans was super patient with me on this one,” said the Silk Sonic crooner in an official statement. “We met every week in Malibu and designed these shoes in the California sunshine. This is my best drop yet and I’m so proud of what we’ve come up with.”
Jun 7, 2022
Anderson .Paak has the smooth, sultry charm of a thousand Barry Whites. But life wasn’t always easy for the Compton by way of North Philadelphia native. A recent first-hand account released by Andscape journalist Dwayne Bray — who was a neighbor of the multi-hyphenate as he was growing up — detailed how he truly came from the proverbial hard-knock life. As a teenager, Ronald Anderson — the father of Anderson .Paak — would switch shifts with his twin brother, Donald, so he’d never miss a day of work (and pay) just to get by. And though this story, in and of itself, would have been inspirational had the elder Anderson done something productive with his life, he would eventually go on to be an addict and a career criminal. Attacking his wife, and the mother of his children — who already overcame adversity when she got adopted out of a Korean orphanage during the Korean War — would prove to be the nadir of his life, one that came to an untimely end in 2011, and one that wouldn’t live to...
May 18, 2022
Original action sports brand Vans has just announced a new partnership with Grammy-winning artist and musician Anderson .Paak, who has been named the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. View this post on Instagram A post shared by vans (@vans) As a longtime fan of the brand and former employee, .Paak has always shared Vans’ passion to promote creative expression through art and music. He will now act as one of the global judges for the Vans Musicians Wanted competition — an initiative that aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world. “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak in a statement. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.” To kick off the new partnership, Vans and .Paak are debuting an exclusive sneaker and accessories...
Oct 8, 2020