Kendrick Lamar joins Anderson .Paak for his "SNL" debut.
Anderson .Paak underwent the late night rite of passage this weekend when he made his debut as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Off the fresh release of his third studio outing Oxnard, the California native pulled up to the NBC set to run through renditions of project selects that include “Who R U” and the Kendrick Lamar—assisted bop “Tints.”
Kendrick showed up in full effect alongside his collaborator as the two delivered on a performance of the track with .Paak taking his position behind a drum set for the first appearance. Soon, he would grace the stage once more to deliver on “Who R U.”
Anderson was first announced as the musical guest for this episode back when Steve Carell hosted SNL with Ella Mai as the musical guest. The announcement coincided with the arrival of Oxnard and .Paak has been on a fruitful roll ever since. Last night’s episode was hosted by actress Claire Foy who is currently promoting her most recent film The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the sequel to 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
As for Anderson, he’ll be kicking off the new year with a three-date run in Australia and New Zealand. Oxnard will surely bring a full tour run in its wake, but for now we’ll have to make due with studio recordings on repeat.