The Californian rapper has announced Ventura just three months after his latest album, Oxnard, came out. Unsurprisingly, it was recorded at around the same time.

It is turning out to be quite a prolific patch for .Paak, who is set to release his second album in just five months come April 12. Ventura will look to capitalize on the buzz created by Oxnard as well as to create some new waves going forward. Continuing with the Aftermath label, .Paak has remained in collaboration with Dr. Dre, who he described on Jimmy Fallon as a perfectionist who shares his tastes.

But while Oxnard was a commercially successful record, it did mark a slight departure for .Paak, whose sunny groove and carefree disposition was replaced by a more erratic and sombre outlook.  However, fans of early .Paak should get ready for a dose of what they were missing. On his direction, .Paak said: “Oxnard was a place where I got a lot of grit in … but I got more soul music to present. Lots of soul, a bigger tour and the best teeth in the game.”

Along with a new album, he has also announced a new tour entitled Best Teef In the Game Tour with the Free Nationals. The artists joining him for performances include Mac DeMarco, Earl Sweatshirt, Jessie Reyez, Noname and Thundercat amongst others. Watch this space.

Read our review of Oxnard here: Anderson .Paak Shifts Gears on New Album

Tour dates can be found here


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