After tantalizing followers together with his strong monitor listing for Oxnard earlier this month, Anderson .Paak lastly launched his 14-track mission 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 in all hip-hop's brightest stars.
“This is the album I dreamed of constructing in highschool, once 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 constituted of the dust. We had the naked minimal," stated the SoCal crooner. "Fast ahead two years: Now, it’s making an attempt to maintain that very same mentality, however when you've got the whole lot. When you’ve been consuming calamari and lobster, if you’ve been going to festivals and taking part in for 40,000 folks. You lastly have a tour bus. You have two youngsters now, and a spouse to help. You’re making an attempt to maintain the identical rules you had if you simply had a sofa."
Take a hearken to Oxnard beneath.