Anderson .Paak's "Oxnard" was a labor of love.
Anderson .Paak dropped off Oxnard today, the product of lengthy jam sessions with the legendary Dr. Dre, The Free Nationals, and more. Upon first listen, it's evident that the album is a labor of love; not only is that evident in the songwriting, but the production as well. There's a lushness within the soundscapes, brought to the fore by an adherence to live instrumentation, from the bass, to the guitar-work, to the percussion.
Delivering such a focused sound requires engineering proficiency, which Dr. Dre delivers in spades. A consummate professional, .Paak has opted to surround himself with all manner of talent, occasionally sliding through to take on a producorial role himself. Should you be curious to see the mind behind Oxnard, peep the production credits below, assembled by HHNM.
1) "The Chase" (Feat. Kadhja Bonet)
Prod. by Anderson .Paak and Jhair Lazo
2) "Headlow" (Feat. Norelle)
Prod. by Jose Rios, King Michael Coy and Ron Avant
3) "Tints" (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Prod. by Anderson .Paak and Om’Mas Keith
4) "Who R U?"
Prod. by Dr. Dre and Mel
5) "6 Summers’
Prod. by Anderson .Paak and Mell
6) "Saviers Road"
Prod. by 9th Wonder
Prod. by King Michael Coy and Callum and Kiefer
8) "Mansa Musa" (Feat. Dr. Dre & Cocoa Sarai)
Prod. by Mell and Dr. Dre
9) "Brother’s Keeper" (Feat. Pusha T)
Prod. by Anderson .Paak and Jairus “J.Mo” Mozee
10) "Anywhere" (Feat. Snoop Dogg & The Last Artful, Dodgr)
Prod. by Jason Pounds
11) "Trippy" (Feat. J. Cole)
Prod. by Chris Dave
12) "Cheers" (Feat. Q-Tip)
Prod. by Focus, Q-Tip and Dr. Dre
13) "Sweet Chick" (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
Prod. by Mell
14) "Left To Right"
Prod. by Jason Pounds, Mell and Dr. Dre