Multi-talented west coast hip-hop artist Anderson .Paak released his highly anticipated new studio album, Oxnard, today via Aftermath/12 Tone Music Group/Atlantic Records. With fully organic, word-of-mouth, social media blasting buzz surrounding the new release, a lot of mysteries surrounded the album, which is already being called AP’s most brilliant work yet. The follow up to 2016’s Grammy-nominated Malibu, the newly-released, fourteen-track record marks Anderson .Paak’s first LP on Aftermath Entertainment, a record label founded by Dr. Dre.
Anderson .Paak worked with Dre on the entirety of the project, bringing in an insane group of guests to collaborate on the record, including rappers Kendrick Lamar, Pusha-T, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip, and BJ the Chicago Kid, and vocalists Kadhja Bonet, Norelle, Cocoa Sarai, and more. According to Consequence of Sound, DOOM and Freddie Gibbs producer Madlib also participated on the album.
Sincerely mixing his unique brand of hip-hop and soul, Anderson .Paak’s potential is fully displayed on this work of art. And we know, from various recent interviews, that he has a second new album also on the way—one with his band, The Free Nationals. If he wasn’t already on your radar, you better be sure he is now. Anderson .Paak leaves no room for misinterpretation: he’s real, he’s raw, and he’s here to show us all.
Anderson .Paak – Oxnard