Declaime aka Dudley Perkins Announces New Album FONK For Release May 4th Pairing Up with Producer Quazedelic, Declaime Offers Up Brand New All Hip-Hop LP
Fresh off the release of the most recent Georgia & Declaime album, SomeOthaShip, Declaime aka Dudley Perkins is preparing the release of his latest solo album as one of two initial releases from Georgia Anne Muldrow’s and Declaime’s own label, SomeOthaShip Connect. The album, titled FONK, will be available digitally as well as on CD and vinyl May 4th.
For fans of Declaime’s previous albums, the appropriately titled FONK boasts a new, distinctive sound for the emcee; one that harkens back to the west coast Roger Zapp/Funkadelic sound that inspired the west coast G-funk hip-hop Declaime grew up listening to. To help bring that sound to life, Declaime enlisted the services of Quazedelic – an understudy of George Clinton himself, who has since went on to work with artists including Snoop Dogg – to produce the entire album. “I wanted to keep it to my heritage of West Coast funk,” says Declaime. “A lot of us west coast underground artists tend to go to the east coast feel ’cause it’s an innovative boom-bap sound. So my crew – Souls Of Mischief; The Pharcyde; Planet Asia – did that. But we actually grew up listening to MC Eiht, E-40, Dre, Snoop, Ice Cube, Too Short, DJ Quik, NWA – music that had a Zapp, Parliment, Funkadelic feel to it.”
Declaime’s return to his funk roots also marks a departure from his work as Dudley Perkins. As the MC steps away from his Dudley Perkins persona, he will instead be showcasing honed emcee skills and his no-nonsense, to-the-point lyricism coupled with his unorthodox, winding rhyme patterns. “I made the music with a simpler context,” says Declaime. “This way my message of positivity can now reach a wider audience.” Songs throughout the project, including the album’s lead single, “Fame,” available today via iTunes, perfectly display the sound of the new project.
Check out “Fame,” the first single from FONK
In a world obsessed with immature desires a man in his rarest form must rise and stir against the tide of conformity. Heeding the call is Declaime, an incredible artist talent hailing from Oxnard, California. The visionary poet first amazed his family with his musical aptitude at age two, and with no father figure in sight, started a lifelong fascination with superheroes at an early age. Experiences with gang life left Declaime disillusioned, and he emerged a transformed man ready to begin a mission of enlightenment through the power of sound. The producer/emcee/visual artist began his journey on a track with Tha Alkaholiks, and he went on to work on with Lootpack, Oh No and KanKick to name a few. Declaime has been prolific in bringing metaphysical hip-hop into being for the masses, previously releasing Illmindmusik, Andsoitissaid, Mad Men On Arrival, A Lil’ Light, Conversations With Dudley, The Dank And Jammy Show, Expressions 2012 A. U., Beautiful Minds, The Message Uni Versa, Holy Smokes, and SomeOthaShip. His latest album FONK is slated to drop on May 4th via Declaime’s own label imprint SomeOthaShip Connect.