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Festival Pass: Everything you need to know before Coachella; Tailgate Fest exits its new venue

Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. (And if you’re wondering about that infrared photo above, check out this gallery Watchara Phomicinda did last year.) Festival Pass for Thursday, April 11 One year ago Friday, Festival Pass was born. A few dedicated readers, including some friends and my mom — who has very high standards for our festival coverage because she’s been to Coachella —...
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Anderson .Paak Drops New Single “King James,” Reveals ‘Ventura’ Tracklisting

Despite only dropping his major label debut Oxnard in November, Anderson .Paak is currently readying the release of a new album called Ventura on April 12. Today, the Aftermath polymath debuts the LP’s funky, feel-good first single “King James.” Read more after the jump… .Paak has also shared the artwork and tracklisting for Ventura, which clocks in at 11 songs and features appearances from André 3000, Nate Dogg (RIP), Smokey Robinson, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway and Son...
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Instagram Secret Menus, New Trends Decoded

In this edition of Decoded, our fiends at AWAL look at the trends and hidden tricks shaping entertainment inside the Facebook owned and operated social media crown jewel that is Instagram. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an inspiring and overwhelming launchpad for preternaturally gifted yodelers, abnormally adorable dogs, and generational artists who set new sta...
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2018’s 50 Best Albums: An Apocalypse Survival Guide

While it’s safe to say most of us want to forget all about 2018, there are hundreds of incredible albums by stellar artists across the complete spectrum of genres that are worthy of soundtracking your 2019 and beyond. After writing and ranking this year’s list, I noticed an ominous theme; welcome to your survival guide for the end of days — here’s hoping we make it to 2020. As you may notice, I actually bought these albums on CD. A few publicists sent me digital advances and I still wound up buy...
Tags: Music, England, Taylor Swift, Nbc, Nicki Minaj, Africa, America, Chicago, The Strokes, Egypt, Bradley Cooper, Eminem, Paul Mccartney, Davis, Madonna, Amy Winehouse


Decoded: Instagram’s Latest Trends, Secret Menus

Here we look at how the Facebook-owned social media platform powerhouse that is Instagram is dominating a transforming the music industry's social media landscape, and some of the statistics, trends, and hidden tricks through which it's doing it. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL Decoded dismantles big topics into manageable insights for artists & teams.   The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an ins...
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Anderson .Paak On SNL

Anderson .Paak released his latest album, Oxnard, last month. Last night, the California croon-rapper made his Saturday Night Live debut, playing "Who R U?" and "Tints" from his new album. Kendrick Lamar joined him onstage for the latter, while .Paak handled drums and lead vocals. Maggie Rogers, Ella Mai, Lil Wayne, Paul Simon, … More »
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Anderson .Paak to Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ In December

Anderson .Paak is coming to Saturday Night Live next month. The Grammy-nominated singer-producer-instrumentalist will appear as musical guest on the upcoming December 1 episode, SNL announces. Joining the multi-talented artist is British actress Claire Foy, formerly a star of Netflix’s drama seres The Crown. The Emmy and Golden Globe award winner currently stars in The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story. Both Paak and Foy will be making their SNL debut in two weeks. Anderson ...
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Album Stream: Anderson .Paak ‘Oxnard’

Two years after the stellar Grammy-nominated Malibu, Anderson. Paak returns with Oxnard. Serving as the first project to be released under Aftermath Entertainment, Oxnard is executive produced by the legendary Dr. Dre. The 14-track LP is lead by the single “Tints,” a collaboration between Paak and his labelmate Kendrick Lamar. Crafted with his musical band The Free Nationals, Anderson’s new album features a sharp supporting cast that includes Dr. Dre, Q-Tip, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, BJ t...
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Anderson .Paak Comes Home: 'This Is What We Dreamed Of'

The singer-songwriter-rapper-drummer is one of music's most venerable Renaissance men. .Paak discusses his early struggles, building confidence and his latest album, Oxnard, with David Greene.(Image credit: Israel Ramos/Courtesy of the artist)
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Anderson .Paak – “WHO R U?”

Anderson .Paak is getting ready to release the official follow-up to his 2016 breakout album Malibu. Oxnard is out in eight days. Its title is inspired by .Paak's hometown of the same name, completing his beach-themed trilogy, which started with his albums Venice and Malibu. The forthcoming album was mixed and produced by none other than Dr. Dre. More »
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Anderson .Paak Freestyles Over “Get Money” For the L.A. Leakers

Anderson. Paak’s long-awaited sophomore album Oxnard is a little over a week away, impacting everywhere on November 16. The California musician is currently on a promo run nationwide, doing various interviews leading up to its release. One of those visits was to Paak’s hometown station, Power 106. Sitting down with the L.A. Leakers, the Grammy-nominated artist decided to kick a freestyle over Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s Conspiracy classic, “Get Money.” Oxnard is set to feature appearances by Dr. Dre...
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New Video: Anderson .Paak Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Tints”

Anderson .Paak is gearing up to release his third studio album Oxnard next month, and the LP’s lead single “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar has been gaining much momentum. Today, the Aftermath crooner decides to issue the accompanying visual. Continue after the jump… The cinematic clip finds .Paak in many different roles including a kidnapped man, doctor and AA member. Kendrick appears hooked up to an oxygen tank during his verse, and special cameos by The Internet’s Syd, Dr. Dre and his ...
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The Free Nationals – “Beauty & Essex” (Feat. Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

The Free Nationals came to prominence as Anderson .Paak's backing band on 2016's widely beloved Malibu an the tour supporting it. Today the group has subbed out .Paak for a couple of very different singers on a new single called "Beauty & Essex." … More »
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New Music: Free Nationals Feat. Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Beauty & Essex”

The Free Nationals are best known for their work with Anderson .Paak, serving as the Grammy nominated singer’s touring band. Along with expected contributions on Paak’s upcoming new album Oxnard, The Free Nationals have their own self-titled LP on the way. On Tuesday (Oct. 9), the band gave Zane Lowe the green light to premiere a new song called “Beauty & Essex.” The record features Toronto singing star Daniel Caesar, and the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Free Nationals is set to feature appearan...
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Watch Anderson .Paak Bring Wild Energy To His Kimmel Performance

If you've ever seen Anderson .Paak live -- and given his busy festival-season schedule the past few years, there's a good chance you have -- you already know he is an insanely gifted performer, an energetic dervish who whips between singing and rapping and playing drums with dizzy ease. And when .Paak performs on TV, … More »
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New Music: Anderson .Paak “Bubblin”

Yes Lawd! Anderson .Paak, one of the best pound-for-pound talents in this game right now, keeps our ears soaked in fire with this new joint, “Bubblin.” And wow, this wasn’t what I was expecting. If his last single “Til It’s Over” felt like popping molly while floating through the clouds, this one sounds like some “black 007 action adventure high-speed chase type of music,” to quote the man himself. “I had the beat from Jahlil Beats and AntMan Wonder,” .Paak told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “I was ...
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Anderson .Paak Brings Out Dr. Dre During ‘One Night Only’ Show

.Paak and the Free Nationals took London by storm.
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Watch Dr. Dre Join Anderson .Paak In London

Anderson .Paak played a free show for Apple Music at the O2 Academy Brixton in London tonight, and he didn't do it alone. .Paak first entered the spotlight partly thanks to his features on Dr. Dre's 2015 comeback album Compton, and Pitchfork reports that Dre made a surprise appearance during .Paak's set … More »
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Dr. Dre Joins Anderson.Paak Onstage in London (Watch)

Dr. Dre has a long history of performing with artists he’s signed and/or cosigned, and on Tuesday night in London, Anderson.Paak — who signed with Dre’s Aftermath label in 2016 — was no exception. The legendary N.W.A-cofounder, producer, rapper and entrepreneur took the stage at Paak’s Apple Music/Beats-sponsored free concert at the O2 Brixton Academy, […]
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The 70 Best Songs of 2017

70. The Horrors - "Machine" On their fifth album V , the Horrors expand on the bright, psychedelic territory they explored with Luminous , anchoring the ten new tracks with retro synths and guitar fuzz freakouts. "Machine" is the delicious outlier and the most vitriolic cut on the record, with Faris Badwan belting out accusations to the song's subject, who may even be us. The concept of alienation is nothing new, but here the Brits incorporate a b...
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New Music: Anderson .Paak Feat. Ta-ku “Automatic”

Anderson .Paak is back with his first piece of new music since his breakout year, which saw him release not one but two excellent albums in 2016 (Malibu and the Yes Lawd! collaboration with Knxwledge). Yesterday the Oxnard, CA native slid Beats 1 this soulful new slapper called “Automatic,” which features and was produced by Ta-Ku. The pair previously teamed up on “Right There,” off Anderson’s 2014 album Venice — and clearly that chemistry hasn’t been lost. .Paak has spent the better part of...
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Anderson .Paak – “Come Down (Remix Feat. ScHoolboy Q & Ty Dolla Sign)”

The white-hot funk-rap mishmash "Come Down" is the breakout hit from Anderson .Paak's exceptional Malibu, and Paak is wringing all possible mileage from it. It already got one remix featuring T.I., and now a second reworking of the track has arrived with verses by .Paak's fellow Southern Californians Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy … More »
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Flying Lotus Interviews Anderson .Paak For ‘Interview’ Magazine

Flying Lotus recently got on the phone with Anderson .Paak for Interview magazine. In a gracious interview between two of L.A.’s finest musicians, Paak discussed his creative process, working with Knxwledge as part of NxWorries and being Sa-Ra cofounder Shafiq Husayn’s assistant/chauffeur/weed roller back in the day. Anderson also reflected on his incredible breakout year and looked ahead to the next chapter of his career (which might just include a collaboration with Flying Lotus). Read the...
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New Video: Anderson .Paak “Come Down (Gospel Version)”

In conjunction with the 59th Grammy Awards, Anderson .Paak recruits his hometown friends and family for a very soul stirring Gospel rendition of “Come Down.” The Oxnard native returns to his roots, manning the drums along side his make-shift choir for the soulful performance. As an added bonus, .Paak’s son Soul makes a dance cameo in the Believe In Music production. Continue below… Related: Anderson .Paak Performs With His Son on ‘Ellen’
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Anderson .Paak To Open For Bruno Mars On Tour

Anderson .Paak had a huge 2016, and he's not going anywhere but up in 2017. Bruno Mars is soon heading out on a massive world tour in support of his recent album 24K Magic, and he's just announced that he's taking .Paak along for the ride: … More »
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Bruno Mars Confirms Anderson .Paak Will Join Him For ’24K Magic World Tour’

You can catch .Paak on the massive tour starting March 28th. The post Bruno Mars Confirms Anderson .Paak Will Join Him For ’24K Magic World Tour’ appeared first on 2DOPEBOYZ.
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Anderson .Paak To Join Bruno Mars On ’24K Magic World Tour’

You can catch .Paak on the massive tour starting March 28th. The post Anderson .Paak To Join Bruno Mars On ’24K Magic World Tour’ appeared first on 2DOPEBOYZ.
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Anderson .Paak – “Come Down” Video

Hard-hitting funk-rock track "Come Down" is the biggest hit off of Anderson .Paak's exceptional Malibu, and today it finally gets a video. Fittingly, the footage finds Paak rocking a packed bar with his band the Free Nationals while also manifesting in several other locations around the room. As he explained to Complex "We wanted … More »
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Watch Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Perform “Come Down” On Ellen

Watching Anderson .Paak live is a revelation, and he brought some of that magic to The Ellen Show along with his backing band the Free Nationals. He performed the Malibu standout "Come Down" on a lively, circular stage set up. Paak shows off his drumming skills, and that multitasking is enough to make … More »
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Anderson .Paak Performs “Come Down” on The Ellen Show

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge are close to releasing their new collaborative effort as NxWorries. Set to drop on October 21st, Yes Lawd!, already has fans salivating. As one who is always on the move, the California kid dropped passed the Ellen show with The Free Nationals for a performance of “Come Down.” Continue below… Related: NxWorries (Anderson .Paak x Knxwledge) “Get Bigger” NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) Announce Debut Album ‘Yes Lawd!,’ Drop New Single “Lyk Dis” Watc...
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