We love hearing stories of how great musicians came to be the stars that they are today. The latest trailer for Showtime's upcoming hip-hop documentary Word is Bond did just that as the video gave a look into the very soulful Anderson .Paak's musical beginnings. The 2-minute clip sees .Paak talk about his early influences, and how he grew up making music in the church.
At one point, the "Come Down" singer shares a story about how he thought that he'd end up being an MC, more specifically a gangster rapper. “I consider myself someone that’s coming up out of the hip-hop culture. And when I really was trying to write music, I thought I was going to be an MC. I thought I was going to be a gangster rapper,” .Paak said. “I was influenced by Snoop and Dre, and there was nothing bigger than that.” He went on to explain that he was also influenced non-hip-hop acts like Radiohead as well, saying that he liked "Sad white boy music too."
Check out the clip above.