New Music Friday: Declaime

The influential underground West Coast hip hop/funk maverick, Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), releases his poignant new album, Young Spirit, via SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne Music today. Produced by his wife and music partner, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and longtime friend and collaborator, Madlib, Young Spirit balances Declaime’s unique rapping delivery over psychedelic funk and otherworldly soundscapes.

With the help from guest vocalists such as Saul Williams, Aloe Blacc, Blu, amongst others, the album serves as Declaime’s uplifting message to young oppressed people of colour in America, covering topics from police brutality, to black love, and more.  To accompany the release, Brooklyn Vegan has premiered the music video for the album standout, Patti & Stokley (featuring Pattie Blingh). Watch the video here.

Declaime’s first single from the album, Internally Yours, features West Coast hip hop heavyweight, Blu. You can check out a lyric video for the track here. His second single from the album connects with soulful classic man, Aloe Blacc, for the lush Violet Sky, which was premiered by Highsnobiety.