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Anderson .Paak Confirms Madlib Will Be On New Album, Says Ambition Is Missing From Today's Music

Anderson Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer

Anderson. Paak has offered an update on his forthcoming new album Oxnard.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, .Paak discussed the forthcoming project, confirming that producer Madlib contributed to the album.

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"The way I get all my Madlib beats is through another rapper from Oxnard, and he's kind of, like, my liaison," the rapper and drummer said. "He sent me this one, the one that I've got on the album, it didn't even sound…Like, I could tell it was Madlib from the jump, but it sounded different from what I was used to."

The "Bubblin" creator also talks about working with Dr. Dre on the album.

"It's awesome. It's just special. He's not gonna just be up there with an MPC making it from scratch," .Paak said. "He's gonna get this person in the room, he's gonna get that person in the room, and he's gonna guide the whole session. And then once it leaves his hands, when he puts his name on it, it's not gonna be like anything else. Every little thing is gonna be perfect."

.Paak also said that Oxnard is something of a tribute to the albums he was listening to in high school, while adding that he feels like ambition is missing from today's music.

"This is the album I dreamed of making in high school, when I was listening to [Jay-Z]’s The Blueprint, The Game’s The Documentary, and [Kanye West’s] The College Dropout," he said.

Read the interview in its entirety here.