Anderson .Paak has just made the exciting announcement his new album is due this year! Not only his next solo album right around the corner, but also his project with his touring band and collaborators, The Free Nationals.
He made the claim over a year ago that we'd hear the new Free Nationals album in 2017, but time and time again rappers have proven to be unreliable with promising new music. Now that he's shared this news, we're hoping the projects are coming sooner rather than later.
It's been over two years since .Paak dropped his incredible album Malibu, which was our favorite hip-hop album of the year and have been patiently awaiting new music from the eclectic artist. Now, in an interview with Triple J, he’s shared his follow-up project is in the mixing stage and we can “definitely expect it this year.” Additionally he's shared very exciting news on Dr. Dre's involvement, saying he "had a heavy role in this new album that’s almost done as well. Just going through the mixing phase."
He’s also shared the star-studded guest list for the Free Nationals album, which includes contributions from Mac Miller, Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis, possibly T.I., and of course, Anderson .Paak. Luckily, we’re going to be held over a little longer this week with his collaboration alongside James Blake for the Black Panther movie soundtrack. Stay tuned for more info and enjoy!