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    Anderson .Paak Got A Tattoo Asking The World Not To Release His Music Posthumously

    “When I’m gone, please don’t release any posthumous albums."

    Anderson .Paak has a message for everyone out there.

    The “Leave the Door Open” singer got a new tattoo that asks everyone not to release any music from him posthumously.

    “When I’m gone, please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached,” the tattoo read in all capital letters. “Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public.”

    Paak’s tattoo might seem a little premature, but given what’s happened to late artists, he might have a point.

    Anderson .Paak attends Billboard Women In Music 2018
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    Rappers and singers like Mac Miller, Pop Smoke, Aaliyah, Prince, Juice Wrld, and Selena have all had posthumous albums released after their deaths — and some of them have seen a lot of success.

    For example, Pop Smoke’s debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, was released four months after he was shot to death in LA.

    Pop Smoke attends the Off-White Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show
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    The album soon went No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and it quickly became one of the biggest hip-hop albums of 2021.

    Pop Smoke performs during the Astroworld Festival
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    Not to mention, Juice Wrld’s album Legends Never Die was posthumously released last year, and it also hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

    Juice Wrld performs at the 2019 InfieldFest
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    So, if anything, Paak is doing the right thing to stand by his music. I can't wait to hear his new album with Bruno Mars!