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    Anderson .Paak

    Hometown: Oxnard, CA

    Anderson .Paak's 2016 has been largely defined by his solo album Malibu, but the success was a long time coming. There were the multiple appearances on Dr. Dre's Compton album last year, then his album Venice before that, and his work as one half of NxWorries—suffice to say .Paak has had a fantastic run of late, but he's just now breaching that mainstream level of popularity. Look for it to continue in a big way at SXSW—.Paak's live show is incredible, especially when he hops on the drums.