The wait for Anderson .Paak‘s new album is almost over.
Ever since he took us to Malibu at the top of 2016, .Paak has been hard at work on his official Aftermath debut, Oxnard. And now, according to Dr. Dre, the album is done.
“Just finished mixing the album,” Dre said on Instagram.
Almost immediately after, .Paak followed up on Twitter with the same picture and a caption that read, “Album done. Time to bring it back home.”
“Dr. Dre started the whole DNA,” .Paak said in a profile with Rolling Stone. “I remember for show-and-tell, people would bring in in a teddy bear or a favorite toy or some shit, but I was learning ‘Dre Day’ and ‘Nuthin but a G Thang’ and I would go in and rap that, just for show-and-tell. Teachers didn’t understand what was going on. His music was everything to me. It molded me. Hip-hop is the biggest genre now, but it’s always been the biggest genre to me. Working for Dr. Dre, I couldn’t even fathom it. It seemed so out of reach.
“It feels great, man. It’s awesome. It’s just special. He’s not gonna just be up there with an MPC making it from scratch. He’s gonna get this person in the room, he’s gonna get that person in the room, and he’s gonna guide the whole session. And then once it leaves his hands, when he puts his name on it, it’s not gonna be like anything else. Every little thing is gonna be perfect.”