What does Anderson .Paak's strange tattoo say? Here's what rapper said about posthumous music
In light of the recent criticism around Pop Smoke’s posthumous album 'Faith', rapper Anderson .Paak has now come up with the latest tattoo on his arm, instructing his fans not to release his unreleased music after his death.
The 35-year-old took to his Instagram Stories on Monday, August 16 to share a picture of his new tattoo, which warns against people dropping his unreleased music after he’s dead. “When I’m gone please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached,” reads the tattoo on his forearm, which amounts to nine lines of text. “Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public.” The Californian rapper's latest tattoo arrives amid a recent increase in posthumous music releases, most prominently from Pop Smoke, DMX, and Juice WRLD.
Born on February 8, 1986, Brandon Paak Anderson aka Anderson .Paak released his debut mixtape, O.B.E. Vol. 1 in 2012 and went on to release Venice in 2014. Later, he followed up with Malibu, in 2016, which earned him a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards, followed by Oxnard, in 2018 and Ventura, in 2019. At the 61st Grammy Awards, Paak won his first Grammy award for Best Rap Performance with the song 'Bubblin', He again won a Grammy Award in 2020 for 'Best R&B Album' with Ventura and one for Best R&B Performance for 'Come Home'. Apart from his solo career, Anderson formed the duo NxWorries in 2015, alongside record producer Knxwledge. He is frequently accompanied by the band Free Nationals, who play a variety of instruments such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards and drums and also serve as backing vocalists.
In 2021, .Paak and Bruno Mars released, 'Silk Sonic' which made its way to the top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Skate', which debuted at No. 4 on the chart last week. The song follows the duo’s debut single 'Leave the Door Open', which rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April to give Anderson .Paak his first chart-topping hit. The track has garnered more than 500 million streams, which was more than enough to give .Paak is the most-streamed song of his career. Paak’s next solo album is also coming soon with Dr. Dre and other famous names attached. In March 2021, Paak spoke to Esquire about working with the Aftermath Entertainment founder, 56. “His ear is his ear, man, he be hearing s–t and it’s like if he ain’t feeling it, he’ll let you know right away, man,” he said. “It hardly ever has to grow on him, he knows right away. I like that about him though, sometimes I’m a little indecisive, so it really helps me. It’s like, ‘OK, well Dre ain’t feeling this, so maybe this ain’t the one, or I’m going to take a chance on this.’ ”