Most people prepare a will in the event of their demise, but for Anderson .Paak’s new tattoo for the moment is all he needs. Well at least when it comes to his music.
On Monday (August 16), the 35-year-old took to his Instagram Stories sharing a new tattoo. With that tattoo came a clear message concerning his music when he is gone:
“When I’m gone please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached. Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public.”– Anderson .Paak
As one can imagine and as we have seen with the unfortunate passing of Pop Smoke and DMX to name a few, posthumous releases are not always favored by its fans. Not to mention the friction it creates between family, friends and those in the music industry, when handling any posthumous music.
Tupac Shakur by far has the most posthumous releases. Although Shakur did intend to put the music out whether he was dead or alive, many fans were not happy with those projects. Features and selection of beats were among the criticism for those posthumous releases.
As much as Anderson .Paak clearly does not want any of his unreleased music to ever come to light, he still focusing on his latest releases. “Skate” which features Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars and Silk Sonic, peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its video directed by Bruno Mars and Florent Dechard has over 35 million views since it was released on June 30th.
“In a room full of dimes
You would be a hundred dollars
If bein’ fine was a crime
Girl, they’d lock your lil’ fine ass up in a tower
The way you move like you do
Ooh, it’s like you do it for a livin’
Do a lil’ spin, do it again
Shit, look like you playin’ for the win, oh, baby” – Anderson .Paak, Skate