The next Anderson .Paak era is officially on its way, with the R&B superstar announcing his forthcoming LP Oxnard will arrive on November 16. .Paak broke the news on Open Late with Peter Rosenberg, and shortly after dropped the album’s official cover art via Twitter.
Anderson .Paak monstered the music scene with his 2016 album Malibu, which won him boatloads of fans and acclaim on the strength of monster tracks like “Come Down” and “Am I Wrong.” Although the singer has had his hands in side projects and features since, Oxnard’s release will mark his first true solo LP in almost three years. Even without that hype-worth distinction, .Paak’s momentum is already juggernaut status. After striking gold early with lead single “Bubblin,” the star followed it up with the groovy Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Tints.” If that wasn’t enough, Dr. Dre himself has reportedly handled extensive production on the album, which will arrive via Dre’s Aftermath imprint. The album’s artwork is pure .Paak, and if the lead singles are any indication, Oxnard is shaping up to a new high bar for the singer.
TIDAL has announced the headliners for its annual charity concert, TIDAL X. After announcing earlier this year that the proceeds of the show will support criminal justice reform non-profits, the streaming platform has announced its stacked lineup of performers for its return to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 23.
Headliners will include Lil Wayne,Meek Mill, Anderson .Paak and the return of Ms. Lauryn Hill. Kaskade will return to the event as well. This year’s lineup also features Vic Mensa, Black Thought, Teyana Taylor and more. Tickets for TIDAL X and livestream information can be found here.
Anderson .Paak says his upcoming album Oxnard is “the album I dreamed of making in high school, when I was listening to The Blueprint, the Game’s The Documentary, and The College Dropout. Based on his selection of material during an NYC guest appearance Sunday night, it seems he was probably bumping some Dilla back then, … More »
Anderson .Paak has set the music world ablaze with the release of his groove-filled new single, “Tints,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Produced by Om’Mas Keith alongside .Paak himself, the track glides through sultry guitar chords, a funky bass line, and authentic hip hop percussion. Lamar’s voice dances alongside the bass line, setting up for the hook sprinkled with dissident horns and a harmony between the two rappers’ voices.
“Tints” serves as the lead single from .Paak’s upcoming album, Oxnard, set to be released off Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12 Tone Music. Dr. Dre is reportedly the executive-producer on the project, and J. Cole and Pusha-T are said to be other featured artists off the LP.
This new output doesn’t mark .Paak and Lamar’s first joint effort with Dr. Dre. In 2015, the two rappers were featured on the iconic producer’s Compton track, “Deep Water.” Additionally, in early 2018, Kendrick featured .Paak on “Bloody Waters” off KDOT’s curated soundtrack, Black Panther: The Album.
Anderson .Paak is gearing up for the release of his new album Oxnard, the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2016 breakout Malibu. And today, he’s back with his first new song since this spring’s “‘Til It’s Over” and “Bubblin.” It’s called “Tints,” it premiered today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, … More »
Mac Miller died of an apparent overdose last month at the tragically young age of 26. And on Halloween, his family and friends are coming together to honor his life and legacy with a star-studded tribute concert in Los Angeles called Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life. Chance The Rapper, Anderson … More »
Recently, Anderson .Paak posted a photo with fellow hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar to his Instagram page with the caption “October 4th,” and understandably set the internet ablaze.
.Paak recently revealed to Rolling Stone that he will release the follow up to his Grammy-nominated 2016 album Malibu, this time entitled Oxnard, by the end of the year. Paired with this photo, fans can undoubtedly expect a joint project from the upcoming release to be released on of course, October 4. This will be the two artists’ first official collaboration together, barring a feature together on “Deep Water” from Dr. Dre‘s 2015 album Compton.
Speaking of The Doctor, the Instagram Easter egg was later followed by photo confirmation of the hip-hop icon’s involvement in Oxnard. The Aftermath head honcho has been on album mixing duties, but he’s not the only rap veteran getting in on .Paak’s new project. The latest addition here appears to be Q-Tip, though the capacity of his involvement still remains to be confirmed. Paak captioned the photo, “Take a second to appreciate what’s happening around you…” as he sits surrounded by hip-hop greatness.
While a release date for Oxnard has not yet been confirmed, October 4 is right around the corner, and a K. Dot feature seems imminent.
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel sat down with Kanye West for a very strange and troubling conversation. In doing so, Kimmel took his rightful place at the center of the rap discourse. So, on that very same episode of television, he had the very good idea to invite a whole mess of rappers to … More »
Anderson .Paak‘s forthcoming solo album Oxnard Ventura will enlist the help of Aftermath Entertainment CEO, Dr. Dre.
“He’s in there producing melodies, writing ideas on sequencing, everything. Just the biggest help just having him as the filter, everything. It’s like whatever we need. Ideas for the videos, all that. We breaking everything down with the big homie” Anderson .Paak told Zane Lowe of his in studio collaboration with Dre as the famed rapper mixes Oxnard Ventura, while attending to all other creative facets involved in the album’s production.
Aftermath Entertainment head of A&R Ty Cannon further confirmed Dre’s involvement in Oxford Ventura, via an Instagram picture of Dr. Dre hard at work in the studio.
Dr. Dre boasts a storied career when it comes to assistive production; in the past, Dre has worked on projects from Eminem, 2Pac, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, among those of other prominent artists active in the rap game.