Anderson .Paak discusses Radiohead influence in new hip-hop documentary
American rapper, songwriter, drummer, singer and record producer Anderson .Paak has discussed his fondness for Radiohead in a brand new hip-hop documentary.
The documentary trailer for Word Is Bond shared an insight into .Paak’s influences, he said “I love Radiohead’s stuff. I like sad white boy music, too.” Word Is Bond is new feature documentary directed by Sacha Jenkins.
“I consider myself someone that’s coming up out of the hip-hop culture,”.Paak said. “And when I really was trying to write music, I thought I was going to be an MC. I thought I was going to be a gangster rapper,” he says. “I was influenced by Snoop and Dre, and there was nothing bigger than that.”
“I love Radiohead’s stuff. I like sad white boy music, too. That stuff is all important to me, and it all goes into my artistry, but it’s coming from a hip-hop perspective. I feel like it’s coming from a drummer’s perspective.”
According to a press release, “the film explores the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop.” In addition to .Paak, the documentary features interviews with Nas, Pusha T, J. Cole, Rapsody, Big Daddy Kane, and others.”