Anderson .Paak Says He Has a New Album Coming Out in 2018

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Anderson .Paak is about to treat 2018 like he treated 2016

It’s been two years since Anderson .Paak released his breakthrough album Malibu. A couple of months later, .Paak dropped a classic with producer Knxwledge.

But we want another solo .Paak album.

And it turns out we’re getting one soon. Anderson .Paak sat down with Triple J recently where he confirmed that he is, in fact, working on the follow up to Malibu. And that the album should be coming out in 2018.

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More specifically, .Paak revealed that Dr. Dre will be an important part of the project. Anderson said Dre “had a heavy role in this new album that’s almost done as well. Just going through the mixing phase. I won’t say any dates but you can definitely expect it this year, sometime.”

He also added:

“It’s dope to be around like legends like that and you can feel the mutual respect. That’s what I always did it for, I wasn’t really thinking about money or fame, I just wanted the respect from the people I look up to musically. It’s amazing.”

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Anderson .Paak’s backing band, The Free Nationals, also announced a new album that will feature appearances from the likes of Mac Miller, Kali Uchis, and Daniel Caesar.   

That’s a lot of groovy sounding music coming soon.

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

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