Anderson .Paak has signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment.
In a short video clip uploaded to .Paak’s Twitter last night (January 30), Dr. Dre announced that the Oxnard, California singer was the newest “Aftermath representative.”
“I want y’all to say ‘what’s up’ to the new Aftermath representative, Anderson .Paak, baby,” Dr. Dre says in the clip. “Welcome to Aftermath.”
Anderson .Paak appeared on six songs on Dr. Dre’s 2015 album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre.
The singer released his sophomore album, Malibu, on January 15, 2016. Comprised of 16 tracks, the project features guest appearances from ScHoolboy Q, The Game, Talib Kweli, BJ The Chicago Kid and Rapsody, among others.
Anderson .Paak’s Malibu received a 4 out of 5 rating from HipHopDX. In his review of the album, DX’s Features Editor Andre Grant said: “Malibu is jazzy, but not in the acid jazz way that was K. Dot’s To Pimp A Butterfly. The rhythms are sumptuous and contextual; the songwriting honest and playful. Anderson .Paak and his sunlit septum piercing may be just be gearing up for a breakout 2016.”
Anderson .Paak’s tweet, that features Dr. Dre announcing that he’s now signed to Aftermath Entertainment, can be viewed below:
Aftermath gets the last laugh ???? pic.twitter.com/Byu9ELOXtZ
— Andy PinDröP (@AndersonPaak) January 31, 2016
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