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Marking two years since the release of his debut album MalibuAnderson .Paak reveals that a new album is on the way. Alongside his backing band, The Free Nationals who will be releasing an album of their own this year, .Paak says his forthcoming project will contain some heavy influences from Aftermath Entertainment’s own, Dr. Dre.

“[Dr. Dre] had a heavy role in this new album that’s almost done as well, said .Paak in an interview with Triple J Breakfast. Just going through the mixing phase. I won’t say any dates but you can definitely expect it this year, sometime.”

“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.”

Anderson .Paak also gave us the scope on what it was like recording with Kendrick Lamar for the upcoming Black Panther soundtrack that is set to drop this Friday (Feb. 9th) via Interscope Records.

“We were in South Africa, we had literally just got off the plane and I got a text from Kendrick, he was like ‘I hear you on the song I don’t hear nobody else on it.’ I just go to South Africa, ‘I’ll try my best to get it done’. So we just booked a studio that night and I recorded it and sent it back – he loved it. Couple weeks later it was on the soundtrack.”

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