Six months after the release of his last album, Anderson .Paak returns with Ventura, the fourth and final chapter in his beach-themed series.
Executive produced by Dr. Dre, the follow-up to November’s Oxnard boasts appearances from OGs like André 3000, Smokey Robinson, and the late Nate Dogg. Additionally, the 11 tracks feature R&B powerhouses including Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, and Lalah Hathaway.
The album, which .Paak calls “the last wave,” was recorded at the same time as Oxnard. “Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine,” said the Grammy winner. “One town over I went further and found my depth. The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number so welcome to Ventura.”
Following his Coachella performance on Friday night, .Paak is set to hit the road on his “Best Teef in the Game Tour.” The 21-date trek kicks off May 17 in Nashville with Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac DeMarco, and Jessie Reyez on select dates.
Stream Ventura below.