Toronto, ON – July 28, 2017 – The underground West Coast hip hop/funk pioneer, Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), connects with the soulful classic man, Aloe Blacc, for the lush new single, Violet Sky, premiered by Highsnobiety. Produced and featuring vocals by soul queen, Georgia Anne Muldrow, the song serves as the second single from Declaime's forthcoming album Young Spirit, and is available on all digital platforms, and to purchase now:

Due out August 18 via SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne Music, Young Spirit balances Declaime's unique rapping delivery over psychedelic funk and jazz-laden production by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib. With the help from guests such as Saul Williams, Aloe Blacc, and more, the album serves as an uplifting statement to young oppressed people of colour in America. 

Declaime’s previous single, Internally Yours, features West Coast hip hop heavyweight, Blu, and production by Georgia Anne Muldrow. You can check out a lyric video for the track here. Stream and purchase Internally Yours here:

Declaime and Georgia will be going on tour in September. Stay tuned for updates on the cities they’ll perform in this fall.  

More About Declaime:
Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) started making music with his native Oxnard, California crew consisting of Madlib, Kankick, Wildchild & DJ Romes, when he was originally known as D-Loc in 1992. After serving a term in the Navy, Dudley Perkins returned to the US and began recording with his longtime friend, Madlib, appearing on the Alkaholiks album, Coast to Coast, as well as The Lootpacks' debut album, Soundpieces. Described as a mix of Public Enemy, the 'old school' Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and KRS-One, Declaime has been instrumental in helping pioneer much of the underground sound of the West Coast, with albums such as the critically acclaimed, Andsoitissaid, Conversations with DudleyIllmindmuzik, and Astormiscomin.

In 2002, after hearing a demo version of the jazzy number, Flowers,  Stones Throw Records founder, Peanut Butter Wolf, asked Declaime to do a singing album entirely produced by Madlib under the moniker of his government name, Dudley Perkins. Dudley and Madlib would go on to record two critically acclaimed albums, Lil’ Light and Expressions (2012 A.U.). In 2009, Declaime started his own label, SomeOthaShip Connect, with his partner, Georgia Anne Muldrow. Declaime has gone on to collaborate with music heavyweights such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Black Milk, and more. Much of Declaime's influence can be heard in the works of rap's underground elite such as Immortal Technique, and today's superstars like Kendrick Lamar.

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