Anderson .Paak has announced the release of new project Ventura. The upcoming full-length will be his fourth, following 2018’s Oxnard.
Named after a Californian town he grew up near, the LP is executively produced by Dr Dre and is set to drop on April 12 via Aftermath Entertainment. The 33-year-old rapper also revealed that he recorded the project at the same time as Oxnard.
“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine,” .Paak said in the album’s press release. “One town over I went further and found my depth. The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time, but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number, so welcome to Ventura.”
The Grammy-winner is also set to embark on his Best Teef in the Game tour this summer, alongside his band the Free Nationals. Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac DeMarco and Noname will join .Paak on select dates.
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