After recently winning a Grammy for Best Rap Performance, Paak appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to discuss plans for his future music.
.Paak first gained mainstream attention after Dre included him on ‘Compton’, Dre’s soundtrack to NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton in 2015.
Speaking of their latest collaboration, .Paak told Fallon: “I’ve made a lot of music with Dr Dre. Like, probably two albums’ worth. Honestly, it’s music that I really feel like getting out.”
.Paak admitted the pair regularly clash in the studio, saying: “It can be frustrating at times. We butt heads – and his head is bigger than mine, too.” He joked: “He’s bigger, so it’s ‘Alright, Dre, sounds good to me.'”
Two weeks ago (February 10), .Paak was joint winner for Best Rap Performance at the Grammys for his track ‘Bubblin’. He shared the prize with ‘King’s Dead’ by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future And James Blake. He talked to Fallon about sharing the prize.
Also on the show, .Paak performed ‘Trippy’ with his live band The Free Nationals, minus the song’s original collaborator J Cole. It features on .Paak’s 2018 album ‘Oxnard’.
Other guests on ‘Oxnard’, named after the rapper’s hometown in California, include Dr Dre, Pusha T, Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip.
Anderson .Paak tours the UK and Ireland next month. Dates are:
London Alexandra Palace (March 15)
Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (March 16)
Glasgow O2 Academy (March 18)
Dublin Olympia (March 19-20)