It's been two and a half years since Anderson .Paak dropped his last solo album, Malibu, back in January 2016. Calling in to speak with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 this morning, he explained he's been taking his time, but he's finally ready to start releasing some of this music. Two months after sharing "'Til It's Over," he's back with "Bubblin."
"Listen to me, I have 65,000 songs in the vault," .Paak told Lowe. "No features, fam. Some of them are a capella, no beats. 15 minute songs, my bro. Trust me, I’m good fam. This is a quality piece right here. This one should stick for at least six summers."
"'Bubblin' is just a whole lot of fun," he continued. "I had the beat from Jhalil Beats and Antman Wonder. Jhalil sent me a pack of beats, you know 50, 60 beats. I loved them all. I was just writing to all these beats and that was one of them that I just loved off top. It sounded like some black 007 action adventure high speed chase type of music. Originally I was trying to get Lil Sims to rap on it first because she was in the studio too. I remember trying to get other people on it, then eventually I just wrote on it. It took me a couple of days. I did it. I started it in L.A. and I finished it in New York. And it was just one of them ones. It gets the energy going, gets the blood going."
.Paak also gave an update on the album in general and confirmed that Dr. Dre is very much involved. "He's in there producing beats," he said. "He's in there producing melodies, writing, ideas on sequencing, everything. Just the biggest help just having him as the filter, everything. It's like whatever we need. Ideas for the videos, all that. We breaking everything down with the big homie."
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