Anderson .Paak Says Dr. Dre Is Very Involved With The Next Album
.Paak also discusses working on the Kendrick Lamar-produced "Black Panther" soundtrack.
Anderson .Paak says that fans can expect her third studio album — the follow-up 2016's widely acclaimed Malibu — to be released sometime this year.
During a recent publication of the interview with Australia's triple j radio station .Paak also revealed that the label boss Dr. Dre has been very involved in the album creation.
"[Dr. Dre] had a strong role in this new album which has done almost as well," he said. "Just going through the mixing stage. I'm not going to say any date, but you can definitely expect this year, at some point ... it Is the drug to be around legends like that and you can feel the mutual respect. That is what I always did, I wasn't really thinking about the money or the fame, I just wanted the respect of the people that I admire musically. It is amazing."
.Paak contributed greatly to Dr. Dre 2015 album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, who appears on six of the lp's 16 tracks. He signed with Dre's Aftermath Entertainment in January of 2016.
In other places, .Paak also talked about working on the Black Panther soundtrack, which is executive produced by Kendrick Lamar and TDE head Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith.
.Paak — which appears in the album of the "Bloody Waters" song alongside Ab-Soul and James Blake — reveals he recorded his part remotely in the South of Africa.
"We were in South Africa, we had literally just got off the plane and I got a text from Kendrick, he was like "I have heard that in the song I don't hear anyone else in it, '" he said. "I just go to south africa, 'I'm going to try my best to do it.' So I just booked a studio that night and I recorded it and sent it back – she loved it. Couple of weeks later I was on the soundtrack."