California native Anderson Paak is the latest in an impressive line of innovators brought into the light by Dr. Dre. Paak’s distinctive voice complimented half of Dre’s latest album Compton (including the track “Animals” which showcased Paak’s songwriting talent as well). His latest project Malibu is nothing short of fantastic, with production from 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, DJ Khalil, and Paak himself.
Verses from ScHoolboy Q, The Game, Rapsody and a few others keep the sound fresh on each track, but Malibu still holds on to Paak’s own vibe and style throughout. Some of the guests on this project are big names in the industry, and Anderson Paak still manages to hold his own and keep the light on himself at all times. With his recognizable rugged-soulful crooning and rapping, he effortlessly touches upon subjects most artists would shy away from…and that honesty makes his album all the more compelling. Listen to a video playlist of the album below.