In 2016, Anderson .Paak gained prominence for his ambitious effort Malibu. The Grammy-nominated project highlighted his versatility as both a singer and rapper and allowed him to be considered a legitimate threat in the music industry. After remaining mum for two years, .Paak revealed in a new interview with Triple J that his forthcoming album is currently in the mixing phase, and will be out this year.
"Just going through the mixing phase," said .Paak, regarding his junior endeavor. "I won’t say any dates but you can definitely expect it this year, sometime." The multifaceted artist also noted that Dr. Dre "had a heavy role in this new album." Later in the interview, .Paak lauded Dre for his musical genius. “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.”