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UPDATED 7:10 p.m. ET: In addition to throwing a carnival, Anderson .Paak also announced a listening party.
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Anderson .Paak is scheduled to drop his highly anticipated third studio album, Oxnard, later this week, and to celebrate its impending release the Oxnard, California-raised artist is looking to do something special in the city he grew up in.
Sending all the love and prayers to everyone in my county rn. Many thanks to the brave firefighters doing what they can to tame these fires. 🙏🏿❤️🙏🏿 We’ve been planning something very special and I can’t wait to see all of you!!#OXNARD we bringing it back home!!! 🗣#YESLAWD! pic.twitter.com/4AIK8xHiaK— CHEEKY ANDY (@AndersonPaak) November 13, 2018
After teasing something arriving the day the after Oxnard is scheduled to drop, .Paak has officially announced today that he'll be hosting his own carnival with the release of the new record. Promising free rides, free food, free games with prizes, and a free shuttle bus to the event from downtown Oxnard itself, Andy's Oxnard Carnival will take place this Saturday (Nov. 17) at the Performing Arts and Convention Center in Oxnard.
The all-ages event will take place in the daytime from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., and of course .Paak himself is scheduled to perform in some capacity. It's not clear if there's anyone else scheduled to turn up, but knowing how many friends .Paak has, there's bound to be plenty of surprises. You can RSVP here.
Oxnard is due to come out this Friday (Nov. 16), and is set to feature appearances from J. Cole, B.J. the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Pusha-T, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Kadhja Bonet among others. Just recently, .Paak prank-called Dave Chappelle, asking him to appear nude in an upcoming video for the album. Understandably, Chappelle declined.