Entries tagged with: Dudley Perkins
by Andrew Sacher
Illmind & Joell Ortiz
Plenty of great hip hop shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:
Joell Ortiz and Illmind celebrated their very good new collaborative album Human in NYC a few weeks ago, and they'll play another show here on August 26 at Santos Party House. Tickets are on sale now.
Among other things, A$ton Matthews makes an appearance on one of the year's best debut albums, Vince Staples' Summertime '06. He'll play NYC on August 19 at Santos Party House with Sha Hef. Tickets are on sale now.
Common is taking part in the "Legacy of Hope Concert In Support of The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital" which happens August 26 at Barclays Center (tickets). He also plays the afterparty at Good Room. The lineup for both also includes Robin Thicke, Jonathan Butler and Miri Ben-Ari.
Long-running Southern rap group Nappy Roots are still at it and released 40Akerz Project earlier this year. They play NYC on November 3 at SOB's with CyHi The Prynce, 40 Akerz and special guests. Tickets are on sale.
Wale plays Webster Hall on September 23. Tickets are on sale.
New York vets Non Phixion broke up in 2006, but now they're reunited and celebrating their 20th anniversary on Saturday (8/15) at Highline Ballroom (tickets).
Indie rap fans may also want to know about Busdriver, Elucid, Tanya Morgan and Jesucifer at that same venue, Baby's All RIght on September 19. Tickets are on sale.
We recently talked about experimental rapper Abdu Ali ahead of his set at last week's Impose Fest, and he has more NYC shows coming up too. He'll open for Lower Dens when their tour hits Bowery Ballroom on September 28 (tickets). But sooner than that, he'll play his own show at Baby's All Right on August 18 with Leverage Models, ZGRT and Stash Marina. Tickets for Baby's are on sale.
Underground Brooklyn staple Jean Grae plays another hometown show on August 22 at Union Hall with Heben Nigatu & Tracy Clayton and Donwill. Tickets are available.
YouTube rap sensations Turquoise Jeep return to NYC on November 18 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets go on sale today (8/14) at noon.
Cypress Hill play their annual Halloween-time NYC show on October 30 at Best Buy Theater. This year's is also with Immortal Technique. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Other previously-discussed hip hop shows coming up in NYC include the Sean Price memorial show, Raekwon's Purple Tape show, Blackalicious with Kool Keith, A$AP Rocky / Tyler the Creator / Danny Brown / Vince Staples, Chance the Rapper, Mick Jenkins, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Young Thug with RL Grime, Fool's Gold Day Off, Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Murs / Red Pill, The Underachievers, Afropunk, and more.
In other news, she doesn't have any shows announced yet but Georgia Anne Muldrow released her first rap album this year, A Thoughiverse Unmarred, on Mello Music Group. She's usually making R&B/soul, but it turns out she's just as good at making a straight rap record. The album features frequent collaborator and husband Dudley Perkins (aka Declaime) who also put out his own album this year, Southside Story, which Georgia features on. Both are recommended and can be streamed in full below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
There is soul in the music of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins that is missing from a lot of modern music. The band fuses booming beats from the J.Dilla/Madlib school of bump into their R&B, producing gems like "Pop Stopper," the band's first single off of their forthcoming LP The Lighthouse. Check out a video for said track below and preorder yours at Bandcamp.
G&D, are preparing to celebrate the album in style too, employing a pair of precision strikes on the US around its release. Look for the band to hit The Low End Theory on May 22 in Los Angeles with King Britt and Brooklyn Bowl on May 21 (the album release day) with DJ Romes (Lootpack). Tickets for the latter are on sale now.
Willis Earl Beal at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
The Weeksville Garden Party, a series of free shows in Weeksville Heritage Center which happen every Saturday in July, has been expanded. You already knew that Spoek Mathambo (who played LPR last night) will be playing the one this Saturday (7/14), and since we last spoke the lineup for that show has been expanded. It also includes FlyLo associate/bass wizard Thundercat and R&B singer Georga Anne Muldrow, whose new Madlib-produced LP is one of the best of its genre right now. Georgia Anne will be performing with special guest Dudley Perkins, who she recently toured with. Doors for Saturday's show are at 4 PM.
Then, on July 21, The Weeksville Heritage Center will be graced by Willis Earl Beal, who has yet to reschedule that free show with Bobby Womack but this one should tide us over until then. The show is also with Krystie Warren. No show has been announced as of this post for Saturday, July 28.
Speaking of that Bobby Womack show, if you missed it, just when it looked like things were getting better and Bobby was going to play a MHOW show on July 3, he ended up canceling that one too. Hopefully Bobby will get well soon and finally make his way back to NYC. Check out this recent interview he did with NPR where he spoke about what's been going on:
"Before me, there was a higher and stronger supreme being that put me in the position to have that talent," he adds. "I've seen [drugs] take away my friends, from Wilson Pickett to James Brown to Michael Jackson, and I can just go on naming. I say, if I'm still here, God must still have a purpose for me."The current Weeksville Garden Party schedule is below...
Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins (aka Declaime) hit the road tomorrow for a string of tour dates with DJ Romes (Lootpack) that will carry them along the Northeast of the US and into Canada. The real-life couple will be performing some of their Madlib-produced jams at select cities for the next six days, including on March 26th at SOB's. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale.
Georgia Anne Muldrow's new-and-entirely-Madlib-produced LP Seeds is a record that definitely sounds like a throwback to the early 70s by toiling in the epic string-laden soul from the era. I was a fan of their previous output where GAM handled a bunch of the instrumentation; these tracks produced by Madlib are impressive too, but in a much different light. You can listen to some songs, including the title track in video form (also available on 7"), along with a few other tracks including a bunch of 2pac remixes, with their tour dates below.
DOWNLOAD: Kidz In The Hall - "We Gone" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime - "Get Up" feat Prince Po, yU & DJ Clear (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime - "Get Up" GoGo Remix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime - "Endure" feat M.E.D. and Rapper Big Pooh (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime - "Endure" EthNick Remix (MP3)
the happy (& prolific) couple: Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins with their son
You may know Dudley Perkins by his nom de guerre, Declaime. The Madlib collaborator has released quite a few LPs under both of his pseudonyms as well as with Georgia Anne Muldrow aka Patti Blingh. The duo crafts some serious California FONK, and will unleash said booty-shakers upon SOB's in NYC on Feb 28th and at Fat Beats for an in-store earlier that day. Tickets are on sale for SOBs. The pair recently dropped the vinyl/iTunes only Heaven or Hell and will release the SomeOthaShip LP via Mello Music (digital 2/16, physical 2/23). Dig on "Endure" from the EP, and "Get Up" from the LP above.
Royce the 5'9 has recently been making moves with Slaughterhouse, the hip hop "supergroup" featuring Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, and Joe Budden. Both Royce 5'9 and Crooked I are scheduled to perform at SOBs on March 9th, but no word on if the NYC/NJ based half of Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden) will make an appearance. Tickets are on sale
Kidz In The Hall's new LP Land of Make Believe lands on Duck Down Records on March 9th, and the duo will hit the road for a pair of dates with 88 Keys, Izza Kizza and Doonis including Highline Ballroom on 2/28 and Ram's Head in Baltimore on 3/4. Tickets for Highline are on sale.
Some videos (including KITH's "Jokebox" and "We Gone") and all tour dates are below...