Dr. Dre is evidently putting the final touches on Anderson .Paak’s upcoming album, which is believed to be titled Oxnard Ventura (the title isn’t 100 percent confirmed).
In an Instagram photo posted on Tuesday (July 10), the Aftermath founder has his hands on a massive mixing board alongside engineer Quinten Gilkey who has his head down, seemingly absorbing the music.
The photo was shared by Tyhiem “Ty” Cannon, who is Aftermath Entertainment’s Head of A&R.
OnSmash posted a text message exchange between Dre and .Paak confirming the Hip Hop mogul’s role in the album.
“Just finished mixing … shit’s dope,” Dre wrote. “I’m starting … tonight. Here we go!!!”
Dre added, “Thank You for letting me just do my thing with your project. I promise I won’t let you down. I’m in it!!!”
The forthcoming project serves as .Paak’s first solo album since 2016’s Malibu. He also released a collaborative project with producer Knxwledge, Yes Lawd!, that same year.
In terms of his next effort, the Grammy Award-nominated artist dropped “Bubblin'” and an accompanying video in May.
The album is expected to arrive sometime this year.