Watch Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Perform 'Suede' At SXSW .Paak capped his SXSW set with the song that put him on the national map.

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, 'Suede' (Live At SXSW 2016)

Anderson .Paak, drenched in sweat at the end of his set, reached into his catalogue and pulled out "Suede." He released the song on an EP with producer Knxwledge as the duo NxWorries in early 2015. The beat grinds at the back of the pocket as .Paak — "an old soul, twice removed" — flows smooth as the song's title across the top. "That's my time, ladies and gentlemen," he says as the song winds down, as if his days in the limelight aren't just getting started.

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Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Otis Hart; Technical Director: Josh Rogosin; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Videographers: Nickolai Hammar, Katie Hayes Luke, Cameron Robert, A.J. Wilhelm, Lizzie Chen; Editor: Cameron Robert; Audio: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile; Assistant Audio Engineer: Loretta Rae; Production Assistants: Erin Conlon, Nathan Gaar; Special Thanks: SXSW, Stubb's BBQ; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.

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