Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Ventura

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Aftermath; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Come Home”, “Make It Better”, “Winners Circle” Just six months after his latest project, Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns to the music scene with Ventura. Oxnard was launched with a lukewarm response from many of .Paak’s fans, but Ventura sees him returning to a style…

Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Oxnard

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Aftermath; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “6 Summers”, “Cheers”, “Sweet Chick” In his third studio album and final “beach trilogy” entry, Anderson Paak showers the auditory canvas with musical ideas of different tints and tones. Oxnard shows how far Anderson has come from Venice, even if it isn’t as critically acclaimed…

Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Malibu

By Jonathan Fuchs, Copy Editor [Steel Wool; 2016] Rating: 4.5/5 Key Tracks: “Heart Don’t Stand A Chance,” “Am I Wrong,” “Room In Here” Mainstream modern R&B music is beginning to become a stale and bland genre. Though occasionally fans get albums from outstanding artists like D’Angelo who break away from the generic style, many R&B artists…