Anderson .Paak has been the rapper on every musician’s wish list for the past year. In 2016 alone, .Paak teamed up with Mac Miller, A Tribe Called Quest, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Snakehips, ScHoolboy Q and even Canada’s own Kaytranada, appearing on the Montreal musician’s 2016 Polaris Prize-winning 99.9%.
All of .Paak’s hard work has paid off, with the Cali native now up for two Grammy awards this Sunday, including a nomination for Best New Artist, a category that includes Chance The Rapper, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, and Kelsea Ballerini.
.Paak is scheduled to perform during Sunday’s show with music legends A Tribe Called Quest, who .Paak worked with on their 2016 album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, which was released following the tragic death of founding member Phife Dawg.
To promote .Paak’s upcoming Grammy debut, the musician returned to his roots to record a gospel version of his single “Come Down.”
The fourth single from .Paak’s Grammy nominated second solo album Malibu, the high energy track is given new life with a makeover care of a gospel choir. The video opens with the choir and its congregation singing “Come Down,” before .Paak makes his entrance on drums and turns the church up. Professional break dancers, little kids with slick moves and worshippers of all ages and backgrounds get down to “Come Down” in this emotional and energetic remake.
.Paak’s first experience as a performing musician was in the church, where he played drums. The new video features cameos from .Paak’s friends and family from Oxnard, California, including his 6-year old son Soul and .Paak’s sister Camille.
Check out the gospel remake of “The Come Down” below and click here to watch the original video.