“Saturday Night Live” continues an impressive run of musical guests as part of the comedy show’s ongoing 44th season, with Travis Scott, Maggie Rogers and Ella Mai all having taken the NBC television stage so far this fall. Last night it was Anderson .Paak’s turn to make American's get off their couches and dance, and the California native did not disappoint. Paak’s two live performances on Saturday with introductions from guest host Claire Foy were highlighted by the surprise appearance from Kendrick Lamar, who joined his colleague and collaborator to sing on “Tints.”
The first performance of the night featuring the two singers can be watched in full above. Paak begins the song hammering away behind his drum kit while also handling the opening lyrics of the song, which was featured on his recently released studio album, Oxnard. Paak definitely made sure to look nice and fresh for his “SNL” debut while doing his best LL Cool J impression in sporting a stylishly cool Kangol bucket hat while laying down a smooth rhythm behind the kit and not missing a single lyric. Lamar makes his own stylish appearance right around the 1:35 minute mark as he appears from behind stage right in a big black winter jacket while diving right into his own verse of the track. Lamar quickly takes a seat on the drum riser alongside a vibrantly smiling Paak, making for a perfect camera shot of the two doing their thing side-by-side as the track rolls on with plenty of energy.
Paak’s second performance of the show didn’t include Lamar, but was did see the musician ditching his drum set in exchange for the (red) spotlight. This time around Paak can be seen in the video below wearing an all-black outfit with a matching beanie as he begins the hip-hop themed song. As smooth as he was at doing his thing behind the drums, Paak is even more impressive behind the mic stand as he can be seen throwing in plenty of his own moves while charging the song forward with that voice of his.
Fans who still want more after seeing Saturday's performances can also click here to revisit Paak's recent appearance on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" alongside his band The Free Nationals earlier this fall.