If you weren't familiar with Anderson .Paak around this time last year, you probably learned his name when he stole the show with his features on Dr. Dre's Compton album. Since then, the California singer has released his second studio album, Malibu, and built an even stronger fan base, which definitely includes his Aftermath labelmate, Kendrick Lamar.
Complex News caught up with .Paak at the MTV Woodie Awards during SXSW in Austin, Texas, and he explained that he and K. Dot have become pretty close over the past few months.
“I talk to Kendrick frequently, we text a lot,” he revealed. “We met right after Compton came out, just sharing stories and different things from working with Dre. He’s really cool and I met the whole camp—I work with Schoolboy Q a lot.”
Naturally, we had to press him about the possibility of collaborating with Kendrick, and he didn't rule out the chance of it happening soon.
“After my album Malibu came out, Kendrick called me up and he was just like, ‘Thank you bro, for giving me something to listen to,'” .Paak explained. “It felt really good to get that respect from him because he’s one of my favorites. So, you never know, I think there’s light…”
Fingers crossed for that collaboration. Watch the interview in the video above.