ANDERSON .PAAK – OXNARD

Anderson. Paak’s new album ‘Oxnard’ was mixed and produced by Dr. Dre.  As such, it positively oozes West Coast.  It’s Los Angeles in the late afternoon heat, it’s palm trees on the eponymous Oxnard Beach, and its sound is every bit as in and of the area as any work of Snoop Dogg or N.W.A. …

ANDERSON .PAAK – COME DOWN

Anderson .Paak releases a third single from upcoming album ‘Malibu’ [January 15] in the form of new track ‘Come Down’.  Premiered by Dr. Dre [with whom .Paak has collaborated extensively, ‘Come Down’ follows the recently released ‘Am I Wrong‘ and ‘Room In Here‘.  Stream below via SoundCloud, click here to pre-order ‘Malibu’ on iTunes.

LIL WAYNE – I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING II

Lil Wayne’s latest offering was released last week, following his hospitalization.  An entertaining tape, it features plenty of trap beats and lots of collabs.  It’s no ‘Carter III’, but it is Weezy giving rap fans what they want from him: imaginatively disgusting references to his money/genitals/guns.  There are some great throwaway lines on this tape,…