A hip-hop documentary called Word Is Bond is going to premiere on Showtime on Friday, February 16th. The network shared a trailer featuring Anderson .Paak discussing his influences tody. “I consider myself someone that’s coming up out of the hip-hop culture. And when I really was trying to write music, I thought I was going to be an MC. I thought I was going to be a gangster rapper,” he says. “I was influenced by Snoop and Dre, and there was nothing bigger than that.”
.Paak continues, “I love Radiohead’s stuff. I like sad white boy music, too. That stuff is all important to me, and it all goes into my artistry, but it’s coming from a hip-hop perspective. I feel like it’s coming from a drummer’s perspective.” Watch below.
Word Is Bond is directed by Sacha Jenkins and according to a press release, “the film explores the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop.” The documentary will also feature interviews with Nas, Pusha T, J. Cole, Rapsody, Big Daddy Kane, and others. Word Is Bond will premiere at 10 p.m. Eastern on Friday, February 16th.