Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals close out the Festival!
July 8, 9:30 p.m., TD Stage (Place des Festivals)
“One of today’s most incredible R&B singers” according to Rolling Stone Magazine, singer, rapper, drummer and producer Anderson .Paak lands with his incredible group The Free Nationals to close the Festival with a deep groove that will stay with us all summer long. Heralded as the new prince of Los Angeles R&B for his sublime album Malibu—which we’re listening to in an endless loop—Anderson .Paak crafts a spellbinding crucible of soul, R&B, funk, jazz and rap, with guitar riffs punching through savagely funky bass, mastered by a voice that winningly oscillates from seductive vocal to vibrant flow. A protege of Dr. Dre, he’s collaborated with artists including Kaytranada, A Tribe Called Quest and The Game, and in 2017 racked up recognition at the Grammy Awards (Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best New Artist) as well as the BET Hip Hop Awards (Best New Hip Hop Artist), with yet another trophy, the Centric Certified Award from the Soul Train Music Awards. He’s likewise causing a sensation on the charts in the U.S. and all over the world. Already a must-see artist, Anderson .Paak embodies a new generation of hybrid, unchained hip-hop, ready to burn up a stage with his revivified boom-bap and jazz-rap.
He and his musical magic guarantee that this 38th edition of the Festival will close out on a perfect note!