Ventura comes to us less than six months after .Paak’s solid entry Oxnard. The 11-track effort was recorded at the same time as its predecessor, and again finds Dr. Dre overseeing the project as executive producer. Also much like Oxnard, the new LP was inspired by .Paak’s early days spent in SoCal:
“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. 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.”
Along with Dr. Dre, Ventura boasts contributions from André 3000, late rapper Nate Dogg, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, and Lalah Hathaway. R&B legend Smokey Robinson also guested on early single “Make It Better”.
Paak is currently out supporting Ventura on his “Best Teef in the Game Tour”. The trek includes his Coachella performance this weekend, as well dates alongside big names like Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac DeMarco, Noname, and Jessie Reyez. Find your tickets here.
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01. Come Home (feat. André 3000)
02. Make It Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
03. Reachin’ 2 Much (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
04. Winners Circle
05. Good Heels (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
06. Yada Yada
07. King James
08. Chosen One (feat. Sonyae Elise)
09. Jet Black (feat. Brandy)
11. What Can We Do? (feat. Nate Dogg)