Anderson .Paak: King James

Anderson .Paak‘s third album Oxnard was just released in November and he’s already sharing new music from his fourth record Ventura. The first song from the LP, “King James” is an ode to LeBron James and his dedication to giving back to underserved communities. It also mentions Colin Kaepernick kneeling, the possible border wall, gun violence and more. While the subject matter sounds heavy, it’s really a song about defiance and celebration of those who strive to make things better. The undeniable groove and flawless production, along with .Paak’s hopeful message, make for a very satisfying bop.