The New Anderson .Paak’s Malibu Album With Madlib, Schoolboy Q & More
From local underground hero to acclaimed new talent, Anderson .Paak has released his second solo album, Malibu.
The Los Angeles singer, rapper, producer, and band leader of the Free Nationals emerged on the international stage in 2015 with releases on Stones Throw (as part of NxWorries alongside Knxwledge) and featurings on new albums from The Game and Dr. Dre, who brought Paak on board for Compton.
Malibu shows the young talent at his most confident across 16 tracks that feature his own productions and guest spots from Madlib, Kaytranada, Chris Dave, 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, Schoolboy Q, The Game, and The Free Nationals.
Stylistically, Anderson .Paak still seems like composite of R&B and hip hop icons. He’s got D’Angelo’s soul, Kendrick’s spirit, and Stevie’s creative restlessness, and he’s putting them all to better use than anyone else currently making music. He’s clearly got the talent necessary to make any genre of music he wants, and if you didn’t believe that before, Malibu drives the point home with ease. All that he has going for him in the way of originality, though, are his voice and his story. That’s enough to carry a very good album, but if .Paak wants to equal his influences, he has to transcend them somehow. We’ll see if he does that next time, but in the meantime, we’re left with plenty to enjoy on Malibu.
You can stream some tracks for free on Soundcloud or watch the Video of “Come Down” Prod. by Dj Hi-Tek down below.
Taken from factmag.com