As a teenager, Anderson Paak was already producing music from the comfort of his bedroom, despite the hardships that surrounded his younger days. He grew up with an abusive father and once witnessed him beating the daylight out of his mother, after which he was sent to prison and never returned alive. Admittedly, growing up was a turbulent time for Paak, but he did not let his dark days determine his future.
Before becoming an American rapper, songwriter, drummer, singer, and record producer, Anderson Paak worked on a marijuana farm in Santa Barbara to support his family. Ironically, the misfortune of losing his job on the farm and becoming homeless with his wife and little boy changed his story as he was able to focus more on his music. As a result, he gradually built a celebrated solo career and together with record producer, Knxwledge formed one half of the duo known as NxWorries.
Anderson Paak’s Biography
The musician, who is a mixture of African-American and Korean, was born in Oxnard, California, on February 8, 1986. His childhood was tough and he had to watch his abusive father take it out on his helpless mother. According to Paak, the last time he saw his father alive, he lay on top of his mother, beat her, and shed her blood in the street, after which he was arrested and spent about 14 years behind bars before his death.
While still at Foothill Technology High School, Paak began to produce music, and he did all the work from his bedroom. To make ends meet, he had to take a job on a marijuana farm in Santa Barbara, and shortly after that, he was fired in 2011 without warning, leaving him homeless with his wife and young son.
After losing his job on the farm, Paak devoted his energy to music and worked on his first album. He received financial support from Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra, who gave him a job as assistant, videographer, editor, writer, and producer. In mid-2012 Paak released his debut album – O.B.E. Vol.1 – under the name Breezy Lovejoy. Later, on October 28, 2014, he released another album entitled Venice under his current stage name.
Anderson Paak has already established himself in the music world and worked with top musicians many times. He worked with Dr. Dre on his album 2015 – Compton, on which he performed six songs and also participated in The Game’s The Documentary 2. In the same year, he also worked with ScHoolboy Q and 9th Wonder, and in January 2015 his second album Malibu was released with positive reviews. The album received a nomination for the Grammys.
In January 2016, Paak went on Twitter to announce that he had signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. He received two Grammys 2017 for the best new artist and best contemporary urban album.
Over the years, Anderson Paak has enjoyed tremendous success in his music career, working with the crème de la crème of the industry. Til It’s Over, featured in a new TV spot by Apple Inc. to promote his HomePod Smart Speaker in 2018, is one of Paak’s latest singles.
Although he had a rocky start, Paak has been active in the industry since 2009. He has worked with industry giants and can also look back on a productive solo career. His net worth is estimated at $650,000 in 2017, and it will continue to grow as he takes more active years doing what he does best.
Family – Wife, Son, Mom
Anderson Paak grew up as a child of mixed-race parents whose mother was a victim of his abusive father. In particular, his mother is Korean, while his father is African-American.
During his time as a drummer in his family’s church, Anderson Paak met and married his first wife, but the relationship ended in divorce. He was in his early twenties when he entered his first marriage, after which he met his second wife while teaching at a music school. She was a music student from South Korea.
Paak does not reveal the identity of his wife in public, so not much is known about her. We do know, however, that they have a son named Soul Rasheed.
There are no detailed body statistics for the rapper, but his height is given as 5ft 9in or 176cm. Other details about his body measurements are not available online, which is no surprise as he likes to keep his personal affairs out of the public eye.