Anderson .Paak On ‘Oxnard’ Album, Mac Miller Tribute Concert, Working With Dr. Dre

Anderson .Paak On ‘Oxnard’ Album, Mac Miller Tribute Concert, Working With Dr. Dre

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Paak House was in full effect for the return of Cali native Anderson .Paak to the Cruz Show!

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming third studio album Oxnard, .Paak came through the Power 106 Perrier® & Juice Studios to discuss the project, his relationship with legendary producer and rapper Dr. Dre, and shares his experience being a part of the Mac Miller ‘A Celebration of Life’ benefit concert.

As many of Mac Miller’s fans continue to mourn his death, the late rapper’s family and estate held a benefit concert at the Greek Theatre which .Paak was one of the night’s performers. Anderson shared his thoughts about Miller and the vibe of the show, saying:

It’s an amazing event, celebration that they put on. It was very smoothly ran and the musicians and the band that they had that night was amazing. I got to see all my friends that I hadn’t seen for a while. I got to see ScHoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, and these people that really really, I mean I knew Mac [Miller], but some of them cats knew Mac for years, and it was just great to see everybody in the room feeling that spirit. His vibe in there, you could feel it.

.Paak’s album drops November 16th and the “Tints” rapper shared the project’s cover art inspiration and also the creative process behind the album, which included getting Dr. Dre texts at four in the morning, discussing the tedious details behind single selection, and also explains that Dre still gives him a lot of trust and the final call for his project.

A lot of the producers and a lot of the artists don’t care about the projects like that, you know what I’m saying? Sometimes I be like, “Dang, I wish I could just be chillin’ somewhere while they mix this project and doing something else. But, I have to be a part of it from start to finish. Like, I can’t just like walk away until I have my hands in it and he’s [Dr. Dre] the same exact way.

Anderson is delivering a project which features guest appearances his from Pusha T, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, a lot of new artists as well, and is highlighted with a Dr. Dre verse. .Paak spoke to the Cruz Show on having Dr. Dre’s co-sign saying, “It’s everything. Co-sign is one thing, but when you get someone that really wants to work with you and put real sweat and skin in the game, you know, and in your project, that’s different, you know. That’s better,” .Paak continues.

The “DANG!” rapper goes on to hilariously narrate Lechero’s breakfast of the morning, talks his newly released “Tints” visual featuring Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar and much more.

Peep the full Andreson .Paak x The Cruz Show interview below:

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