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Anderson .Paak is one of the most celebrated musicians in R&B, earning Grammy awards for his work in 2019, 2020 and 2021. His most recent career venture is Silk Sonic, a collaboration with Bruno Mars, and their debut single "Leave the Door Open" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Given his success, .Paak has taken some time to reflect on his legacy. In entertainment, your legacy extends beyond your lifetime. After your death, people who have the rights to your estate and/or your music may continue to release your work—known as the posthumous album. Many posthumous albums have been released over years, notably: 1984's "Milk and Honey" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1983's "Confrontation" by Bob Marley and the Wailers, 1978's "An American Prayer" by The Doors and of course, 1997's "Life After Death" by The Notorious B.I.G.

.Paak made a bold statement against posthumous albums this week, addressing the topic via a brand new tattoo. On August 16th, 2021, .Paak took to Instagram stories to share the new tattoo, which reads:

"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.”

What do you think of Anderson .Paak's new tattoo? What's your favorite posthumous album? Let us know in the comments section on social media.