From the band:
"We've played with many headliners throughout the eastern US region including Godsmack, The Offspring, A Day To Remember, Of Mice and Men, Beartooth, Stone Temple Pilots, Soil, Flaw, Scream Blue Murder (UK), 10 Years and many others. Find our EP 'Just Trust Us', our single 'Prey' and more on all streaming platforms."
Drums: The Beast
Anderson .Paak performed his compelling new protest song "Lockdown" with Jay Rock for the first time on Sunday (June 28) at the BET Awards, which are being held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Released earlier this month amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality, the funk-inflected song reflects the current moment, with lyrics touching on systemic racism, the current pandemic and the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers in May. In the poignant first verse, Anderson .Paak raps: "Stayin' quiet when they killin' n***as, but you speak loud / When we riot, got opinions comin' from a place of privilege / Sicker than the COVID how they did him on the ground / Speakin' of the COVID, is it still goin' around?"
During the streamed performance, the singer, rapper and musician first appeared at his drum set with a painted-on black eye, his face blotched with fake blood. Rapping through a microphone shaped like a flashlight, he then passed by a team of Black dancers and a mural depicting police officers at a protest before approaching Jay Rock, who popped in to deliver his own hard-hitting verse.
Anderson .Paak, who released his fourth studio album Ventura last year, was up for best male R&B/pop artist at the 20th BET Awards. Watch his performance below.
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Jess Paul is an American actor and producer known for award-winning short “A Funny Man”, feature thriller “Brew House” & 2014 Sundance Film Festival Selection, “The Immaculate Reception”. To watch more, visit http://jesspaul.net/videos
During college, Jess self-produced the sketch show Wrecked Radio News, covering today’s alternative music. The series obtained partnership with Youtube, 3 million+ views & an international fanbase before ending in 2014. Following college, she portrayed roles in Pittsburgh film, TV and webseries including Pittsburgh Cut’s Best Supporting Actress winner Daisy in “A Funny Man”. In early 2017, Jess’s writing/directing debut entitled “Promenade” began to gain acclaim in the international film festival circuit. She also has roles in upcoming feature films "Galatea" and "Fang".
Jess is currently working on 4 feature films including "Dead, But Whatever" written by Boris Coll.
UPCOMING FEATURE FILM: 'DEAD, BUT WHATEVER'