Anderson .Paak has had a huge year. He was one of the unique voices of Dr. Dre's Compton album, sure, but he's also released a number of his own tracks along with being featured alongside some of the biggest names in the business. His ability to transcend traditional rapping/singing techniques to create a unique voice of his own has made him a go-to as of late.

.Paak used to make music under the pseudonym Breezy Lovejoy. 2014 saw the release of Venice, his first album released under the name Anderson .Paak last year. 2015 has been the rising star's biggest year yet, by far. His project with knxwledge, called NxWorries, opened for Earl Sweatshirt at several shows and released a thumpin' track by the name of "Suede." In addition to playing a vital role on the west coast albums like Compton and The Documentary 2, he's collaborated this year with the likes of Madlib, Goldlink, ScHoolboy Q, and DJ Premier. It's about time you get acquainted with Mr. Paak, so without further ado, here are his ten essentials.