On the latest episode of CasBar, the Grammy-nominated Anderson .Paak—who’s still adrift on his Oxnard high—goes head-to-head with our host Michael Wade in a game of Tekken 7. As it turns out, Wade’s been practicing his combos, so it could be a wrap for .Paak before they even get started.
But before we get into that, we gotta make sure folks know the rules:
- If Team CASSIUS wins a round, .Paak has to answer any crazy question we ask. If .Paak is winning, he gets to plug whatever he wants for 15 seconds.
- To make things fair (and speed things up) there will be three rounds.
- And, most important: Team CASSIUS better not get its ass kicked.
The conversation starts off with Wade giving .Paak is props for Oxnard‘s rapid success. If you didn’t know, the album’s at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with the likes of Mariah Carey. When asked how it feels to be up there with the greats, .Paak said he’s feeling pretty good about it.
“It’s all about doing new things, like whoopin’ yo ass,” he shoots at Wade. “You said you play!”
Guess practice didn’t make perfect. Or maybe it did, because Wade ends up owning the first round. That’s when .Paak reminds us that Oxnard is out now, and if you haven’t seen the video for “Tints” yet? Bruh. It’s crazy.
.Paak goes into detail about the idea behind the video while laying Wade out on the ground during Round 2. “The video is playing on the theme of the song,” he shares. “It’s about what’s behind the curtain. What’s the things that people don’t see that they might not wanna show the world?”
He also goes into detail about the inspiration behind Oxnard‘s album art, his dietary preferences, and more. But you already know the drill by now—if you wanna hear the rest, you’ve gotta watch up top.