Watch Roots Picnic artist Anderson .Paak's TV debut on Colbert

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Every once in a while you accidentally stumble on late night television performance that blows you away. This was my case last night watching Stephen Colbert’s Late Show last night when Anderson .Paak showed up on the screen.

The California-based R&B singer began with “Silicon Valley”: a jazzy “To Pimp A Butterfly”-influenced track adorned with electric guitars and smooth synths. After transitioning to the funky “The Season/Carry Me”, the performance really exploded once Paak got behind the drum kit to spit some bars and bust out a solo showing how multi-talented he really is.

Paak just released his second studio album, Malibu, back in January – the artwork (which you can see above) was designed by local visual artist and rapper Dewey Decibel. He was also recently a featured guest on Dr. Dre’s comeback album, Compton. Paak and the Free Nationals will be performing at the Roots Picnic here in Philly with Blood Orange, Leon Bridges, and The Roots themselves.

Watch Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals on Colbert below.

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