Anderson .Paak teams up with Kendrick Lamar for new single 'Tints': Listen
'Tints' serves as the lead single and the first preview of Anderson .Paak's forthcoming new album 'Oxnard' which is set to drop later this year
Anderson .Paak recently confirmed that his new album 'Oxnard' will be out before the end of this year. Although no official release date has been announced, Paak has just flexed his muscles to show that he means business with his third full-length studio effort the title of which references Anderson Paak's hometown of Oxnard, California.
The Grammy-nominated artist teamed up with the hottest hip-hop talent of the moment, Kendrick Lamar, to release their new track 'Tints'. The up-tempo funk-heavy track is produced by Om’Mas Keith and .Paak, and premiered on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music’s Beats 1 show.
This is not the first time the pair has collaborated. Earlier this year, .Paak appeared on 'Bloody Waters' from the Kendrick-curated 'Black Panther: The Album'. 'Tints' is confirmed to be the lead single from Anderson .Paak’s forthcoming record 'Oxnard'. Spotify users can listen to the song below. Apple music subscribers can listen to it here.
'Oxnard' marks Paak’s first release on Aftermath Entertainment, and is expected to feature label honcho and mentor Dr. Dre, in addition to DOOM and Freddie Gibbs producer Madlib. Also, Kendrick is not the only heavy-hitter collab to feature on the album.
During his appearance on Beats 1, Paak revealed to Zane Lowe that the album will feature the likes of J. Cole and Pusha-T, both of whom dropped highly acclaimed albums this year in the form of 'K.O.D' and 'DAYTONA' respectively.
“I feel like ambition is missing from today’s music,” Paak told Rolling Stone while discussing the new album. “This is the album I dreamed of making in high school, when I was listening to [Jay-Z]’s The Blueprint, The Game’s The Documentary, and [Kanye West’s] The College Dropout.”
More details about the album, including the tracklisting and the release date should follow soon.