Watch Anderson .Paak And Kendrick Lamar Perform “Tints” On SNL

Watch Anderson .Paak And Kendrick Lamar Perform “Tints” On SNL

Saturday Night Live has a strange reputation as being a place where the musical act drops the ball. There have been countless awkward performances by musicians over the years, uncomfortably placed at the end of the night in front of a small studio audience. Luckily that wasn’t the case for Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar last Saturday night. The video starts with .Paak on drums surrounded by his band. It’s impressive enough to be able to rap and drum at the same time, but it takes some serious star power to also look effortlessly cool while doing it, which is just what .Paak does. When Kendrick’s verse comes in he sneaks onto the stage wearing all black, a contrast to the .Paak’s white outfit, and delivers with the reserved-intensity that only he truly has. Watch the full video below.

Stephen Kaplan