After tantalizing followers together with his strong monitor listing for Oxnard earlier this month, Anderson .Paak lastly launched his 14-track venture per week earlier than Thanksgiving (Nov. 16). Not solely does his hearty entree options appearances by J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T and Dr. Dre however it additionally exudes sheer musicianship by one hip-hop's brightest stars.
“This is the album I dreamed making in highschool, after I was listening to Jay-Z]’s The Blueprint, The Game’s The Documentary, and Kanye West’s] The College Dropout," .Paak informed Rolling Stone in September.
For Paak, his back-to-basics mentality served as an inspiration for his new album. “Everything we made for Malibu we comprised of the grime. We had the naked minimal," mentioned the SoCal crooner. "Fast ahead two years: Now, it’s attempting to maintain that very same mentality, however when you’ve gotten every part. When you’ve been consuming calamari and lobster, while you’ve been going to festivals and taking part in for 40,000 individuals. You lastly have a tour bus. You have two youngsters now, and a spouse to assist. You’re attempting to maintain the identical rules you had while you simply had a sofa."
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