Off of .Paak’s forthcoming LP, Oxnard.
Tomorrow is a loaded day for new music: Gunna and Lil Baby are dropping off their collaborative Drip Harder; T.I. is coming through with Dime Trap; the highly entertaining Sheck Wes is dropping-off his debut album, Mudboy; and Mozzy is giving us a dose of his western rhetoric with Gangland Landlord. And while these imminent drops are exciting, there’s still new music to be digested today.
Teased a little while back, Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar have linked to deliver “Tints” off of the former’s forthcoming album, Oxnard–the follow-up to his sophomore solo LP, Malibu.
Complementing each other’s lexical offerings, “Tints” showcases the two’s disparate styles–.Paak challenges himself by extending his soulful singing range; Kendrick finds comfort in delivering rewind-worthy rhymes–that somehow sound like versions of each other. The foundation of their vocal textures harbor uncanny similarities; while .Paak is a singer and Kendrick the rapper, they elicit similar raspy qualities that coalesce to create a sonic mosaic.
Aside from knowing that Dr. Dre has his mastermind production hands deeply involved in Oxnard, “Tints” is our first real evidence of what to expect–and what we can expect is another solid release for the multitalented California artist.
Listen to “Tints” below: