It’s been roughly a year and a half since Anderson .Paak dropped an album but he’s finally jumping back in the mix with a new track titled “Bubblin’,” the follow-up to “Til It’s Over.”
The Yes Lawd! artist sat down with Zane Lowe at Beats 1 Radio to chop it up about collaborating with Dr. Dre at Aftermath Records and what “Bubblin'” means to him.
“’Bubblin’’ is just a whole lot of fun,” .Paak explains. “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.”
After releasing Yes Lawd! on Stones Throw Records with producer Knxwledge as NxWorries, .Paak made the jump to Aftermath Records after working with Dre for several years. He’s been absorbing as much as he can from the pioneering Hip Hop mogul.
“He’s got a whole lot of trust in me,” he explains. “He let me just run free. He told me just do your thang. I would love to be a part of it. He told me, do I have to be part of it, no, but I really want to be. I was like you’re definitely going to be a part of this, bro. And we’ve just been going back and forth with this music man for over two years now and just getting the right album that we really feel proud of.
“He’s been very instrumental to taking it to the next level. That’s the whole point when you’re working with a really good producer, you let them produce. It’s dope, we got a lot of mutual respect for each other. He’s in there producing beats. 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.”
Listen to “Bubblin'” below and the entire chat here.