How Anderson .Paak Stayed Hungry Making His New Album 'Oxnard'

Anderson .Paak has finally dropped his new album Oxnard.

It’s the follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2016 LP Malibu, which cemented his career after ending up in the No. 1 spot on several best of the year lists.

Obviously following all that success making this new record was a bit different, but Anderson really wanted to keep the same energy going. He tells Rolling Stone:

"Everything we made for Malibu we made from the dirt. We had the bare minimum. Now, it’s trying to keep that same mentality, but when you have everything. When you’ve been eating calamari and lobster, when you’ve been going to festivals and playing for 40,000 people. You finally have a tour bus. You have two kids now, and a wife to support. You’re trying to keep the same principles you had when you just had a couch."

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are on the record as are Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Q-Tip and more.

 Oxnard is out now.


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