Anderson .Paak caught up with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs and Tetris Kelly on the pink carpet at the 13th annual Women in Music event, discussing how being a father has influenced his music, his plans for a new album with Knxwledge, and what his friendship with Kendrick Lamar has taught him.
Speaking of the success of his new record Oxnard and how being a father has impacted his music, .Paak tells Billboard, “Everything I do affects [my children]. It’s the first time in your life that you stop doing stuff for yourself and then you become selfless and you know that everything you do directly affects your family, so that just changes your whole mind state. For me, that made me want to get on my grind more, it made me want to do more, it made me want to really value my time more, than how I was before.”
Asked if he plays his kids his music before he releases it, the musician jokes, “Yeah, my son be picking out the singles and everything! If wifey don’t like it, I be like, ugh, damn! Alright, this ain’t the one.’”