Author: Joycelynn Okezie
Anderson .Paak has shared the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 album Malibu. And, this time, he’s recruited some of hip-hop’s biggest stars for the assist.
Oxnard—named after .Paak’s California hometown—spans 14 tracks with contributions by J. Cole, Pusha-T, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more. The 32-year-old artist spoke about the star-studded project several weeks ago, discussing what it was like to work with rap legends.
“To make something happen, being part of something amazing, that was the feeling I got when I worked with the musicians that worked on this album,” he told Hollywood Life. “They just wanted to be a part of it, and we made some awesome music that wasn’t forced, it was natural, it felt right. It was just like damn, both parties felt like they were making some of the best music they’ve made.”
Oxnard marks .Paak’s first studio album since he joined the Aftermath family in early 2016.
You can stream the album now on iTunes, Apple Music, and via Spotify below.
In support of the release, .Paak will host the Andy’s Oxnard Carnival—a family-friendly event that will include rides, games, and free food. The carnival will take place from 2-6 p.m. this Saturday at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center.