(AllHipHop News) Aftermath Entertainment recording artist Anderson .Paak is preparing his next full-length music set titled Oxnard. The Oxnard, California native premiered the Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Tints" as the "World Record" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show.
While on the Apple Music program, Paak spoke about his relationship with Kendrick. The West Coasters have performed on stage together, but they've yet to connect in the studio.
“He’s the most humble, selfless, amazing, focused young gentleman I’ve ever met. He’s amazing bro," said Anderson about the TDE superstar. "I’ve still not been able to work with him in the studio one-on-one. Everything we’ve done has been over the web."
He added, "Some people you can trust to just send it and they gonna send it back and it’s gonna be flames. I just knew that would be the case with him. I’d been sending him tracks through the recording process, and I had no idea this was gonna be the one. All of a sudden I looked at my phone and had something on iMessage. He said, ‘I gave this one a shot.’ I sent him five or ten tracks. I love that he got on this one, it’s so perfect."
The LP will also include features by J. Cole and Pusha T. Of course, Anderson worked with his Aftermath mentor Dr. Dre as well. Dre - a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee as a member of N.W.A - wrote, produced, mixed, and mastered records on Oxnard.
"I’m just so grateful and blessed to make this record with him. It’s my best work. I’ve never been coached through a whole process before. I’ve always been the main dude that has been leading and ending it," explained the 2016 XXL Freshman Class member.
Paak continued, "I know this is gonna be my third album technically but this is probably my fifteenth time doing this whole process of recording music, mixing it, and getting the art. I’ve done it so many times, but to do it with a producer of this caliber from top to bottom... it’s not like I did the album and he was like 'alright cool.' This dude was invested."