Anderson .Paak – Jet Black Feat. Brandy MP3
Forget the whole Dr. Dre mirage for just a second. Anderson .Paak wins his plaudits on “Jet Black” from the expanded universe of his musical net.
The 9th song on the lauded-Ventura project comes to us dancefloor-ready, off the back of a bouncy beat engineered by Canadian boogie specialist Pomo. If you hear a likeness to Kaytranada’s sound, that’s because Pomo and he borrow from the same “groove-based” musical tradition, and know one another through various correspondences.
But Anderson .Paak’s greatest feat of strength comes out of garnering a contribution from the beloved Brandy, who last we heard was supposedly hard at work fleshing out her first musical project since 2012 – notwithstanding the revivalist wave she latched onto in 2016 with “Beggin and Pleadin.”
It’s pretty evident that Paak’s contributors on Ventura weren’t forced into a helpless or undesirable position.