"Prior to [Compton], all I had been doing was just recording music," Anderson .Paak told FADER recently. "I had all my tunes, like, in my sack, and it was perfect timing. I felt like I was prepared." He wasn't lying: last Friday, .Paak and Knxwledge dropped the Link Up & Suede EP, and today he followed that with "Room In Here," which includes a verse from The Game. (Both The Game and .Paak came up with help from Dr. Dre.)
The track has an easy swing and a sweet, raspy hook. Face like Mona Lisa, I'm just trying to be the wall to hang on, raps The Game. I ain't got no patience, I can't wait long/ She come and see me, but she don't stay long—and that's the problem. Listen below, and watch .Paak's FADER interview.