Dudley continues his plaintive, introspective soul-searching – as well as his trademark questions of the future for mankind. As always, his search for goodness and truth is balanced by a robust and hilarious celebration of the good life – the booty life and the weed life. But expect even funkier dance-floor singles this time – and even more melodious arrangements from Madlib, who again handles all production duties. Aside from Dudley Perkins’ two releases on Stones Throw, he has continued to work for other labels under the name Declaime, as well as several collaborations with Georgia Anne Muldrow. (3) Originally affiliated with the Likwit Crew, Declaime debuted on tha Alkaholiks' second album, Coast II Coast, and also appeared on Lootpack's Soundpieces before releasing his own solo work. His first release, Ill Mind Muzik, was a six-track EP produced by Madlib and released by Goodvibe in 1999.
His debut full-length, Andsoitisaid, then followed in 2001, again produced by Madlib and featuring West Coast hip-hop MCs such as Rasco and Lootpack. In 2004, Conversations with Dudley, an album that bridged his two musical identities (that of Declaime and his birth name, Dudley Perkins), came out. In 2010 he partnered with producer Quazedelic for the G-Funk inspired Fonk. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi Read more on Last.fm.
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