Honestly, I’m too excited, so I’m going to try and finish this post as quick as possible.
Anderson .Paak has been one of my favorite up-and-comers since listening to his last LP, Venice, for all of 2015. He then appeared on Dr. Dre’s Compton, which is when he was discovered by the masses. After an EP with Blended Babies and one with Knxwledge under the Nxworries moniker, he announced another California-influenced LP, Malibu.
At 15 tracks, the highly-anticipated album is led by its first four singles—”The Season/Carry Me,” “Am I Wrong” with ScHoolboy Q, “Room In Here” with The Game, and the Hi-Tek-laced “Come Down“—and also features appearances from BJ the Chicago Kid, Rapsody, Talib Kweli, and two accomplished choirs.
Take a listen below and head to iTunes to cop!
01 The Bird (prod. Paak)
02 Heart Don’t Stand A Chance (prod. DJ Khalil)
03 The Waters f. BJ the Chicago Kid (prod. Madlib)
04 The Season/Carry Me (prod. 9th Wonder, Callum Conner)
05 Put Me Thru (prod. Paak)
06 Am I Wrong f. ScHoolboy Q (prod. POMO)
07 Without You f. Rapsody (prod. 9th Wonder)
08 Parking Lot (prod. Paak, Jose Rios)
09 Lite Weight f. The Free Nationals United Fellowship Choir (prod. Kaytranada)
10 Room In Here f. The Game & Sonya Elise (prod. Like of Pac Div)
11 Water Fall (Interlude) (prod. Chris Dave, The Drumhedz)
12 Your Prime (prod. DJ Khalil)
13 Come Down (prod. Hi-Tek)
14 Silicon Valley (prod. Dem Jointz)
15 Celebrate (prod. Paak, Vicky Farewell Nguyen
16 The Dreamer f. Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir (prod. Callum Conner)
And because I’m a sucker for anything BJ the Chicago Kid, you can peep the Madlib-produced “The Waters” below.
If you aren’t playing Malibu throughout 2016, you’re making a big mistake.