(AllHipHop News) How often does a contemporary R&B artist get the chance to record a song with vocals from a certified Motown icon? Anderson .Paak can scratch that achievement off his bucket list.
Soul legend Smokey Robinson is featured on Paak's "Make It Better" off the upcoming Ventura album. The collection is scheduled to hit DSPs on April 12. Yesterday, Paak let loose the Andy Hines-directed "Make It Better" music video.
"It's the same with all the older icons and people that I look up to, being able to have conversations with them and realize how much we have in common and get a lot of the insight and all the stories and just to see the mutual respect is crazy, and just to have someone to mentor you," said Paak about working with Robinson.
The Aftermath Entertainment representative is headed on the "Best Teef In The Game Tour" beginning May 17. Thundercat will be the opening act for all dates with Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac DeMarco, and Jessie Reyez tapped for select locales.
"BEST TEEF IN THE GAME TOUR" DATES
5/17 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater %
5/20 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica %
5/21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia %
5/23 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena %
5/26 - Westbrook, ME (Portland) - Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row %
5/28 - Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion %
5/30 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden %
6/1 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach *
6/2 - Detroit, MI (Rochester Hills) - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ^
6/4 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
6/6 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater *
6/7 - Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *
6/8 - New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *
6/11 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center #
6/12 - Dallas, TX (Irving) - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory #
6/14 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre %
6/16 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort %
6/19 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum %
6/20 - Seattle WA - WaMu Theater %
6/22 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre %
6/27 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium %
Thundercat is on all dates
Earl Sweatshirt = %
Noname = *
Mac DeMarco = #
Jessie Reyez = ^