Anderson .Paak continues his marathon year with yet another funky musical blessing, this time in visual form.
The L.A. rapper assumes different alter egos in his lively “Come Down” video, which takes place in a dimly lit club “somewhere in Malibu.” One minute he’s MC-ing onstage alongside the Free Nationals, then he’s drumming, then he’s wrapped up in a heated game of dominos, and then he’s puking after one too many drinks. Ah, but doesn’t he make it look easy? Doesn’t he make it look good?
The video ends with a quote from artist Ernie Barnes (“An artist paints his own reality”) and a photo of his famous Sugar Shack painting, which graces the cover of Marvin Gaye’s I Want You. Speaking to Complex about the video, .Paak explained that he wanted to pay homage to his favorite soul album covers, adding that his goal aesthetic was “sweaty-black-funk-sexy-good-time.” Mission accomplished.
“Come Down” appears on .Paak’s sophomore album, Malibu, released back in January. He’s also fresh off the release of Yes Lawd!, his collaborative album with Knxwledge, which dropped earlier this month.