Dudley Perkins (rapper)

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Dudley Perkins
Also known as Declaime
Origin Oxnard, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter, producer
Years active 1994–present
Labels Stones Throw Records, Up Above Records, Mello Music Group, SomeOthaShip Connect
Associated acts Georgia Anne Muldrow, Madlib, Kankick, J. Rawls, Oh No, Aloe Blacc , 50 Cent

Dudley Perkins is an American rapper and singer from Oxnard, California.[1] He has released records on Stones Throw Records under his own name and the alias of Declaime.[2] In 2008, he co-founded the SomeOthaShip Connect record label with his partner Georgia Anne Muldrow.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Having begun rapping in 1987, he was featured on The Alkaholiks' 1995 album Coast II Coast under the Declaime moniker.[4] In 2001, he released Andsoitisaid, his first album as Declaime.[2]

Dudley Perkins released A Lil' Light, an album entirely produced by Madlib, on Stones Throw Records in 2003.[5] His second album as Dudley Perkins, titled Expressions (2012 A.U.), was released in 2006.[6] In 2009, he released Holy Smokes, which was entirely produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow.[7] In 2013, he released Dr. Stokley on Mello Music Group.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Andsoitisaid (2001) (as Declaime)
  • A Lil' Light (2003)
  • Conversations with Dudley (2004) (as Declaime)
  • It's the Dank & Jammy Show (2005) (with J. Rawls)
  • Expressions (2012 A.U.) (2006)
  • The Message Uni Versa (2007) (with Georgia Anne Muldrow)
  • Muzikillmind (2009) (as Declaime)
  • Holy Smokes (2009)
  • Fonk (2010) (as Declaime)
  • SomeOthaShip (2010) (with Georgia Anne Muldrow)
  • Self Study (2011) (as Declaime)
  • Dr. Stokley (2013)
  • The Lighthouse (2013) (with Georgia Anne Muldrow)
  • Southside Story (2015) (as Declaime)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Beautiful Mindz (2008) (with Georgia Anne Muldrow)

EPs[edit]

  • Illmindmuzik (1999) (as Declaime)
  • Mad Men on Arrival (2003) (as Declaime)
  • The Godfather EP (2006) (with Kid Sundance)
  • Heaven or Hell (2010) (with Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Singles[edit]

  • "Never Ending" (2000) (as Declaime)
  • "Move It" (2001) (as Declaime)
  • "Exclaim the Name" (2001) (as Declaime)
  • "Flowers" (2001)
  • "Caliwayz (Remix)" (2002) (as Declaime)
  • "Still Waters" b/w "Always Complete" (2002)
  • "Enjoy Your Stay" b/w "Life" (2003) (as Declaime)
  • "Money" (2003)
  • "Heavenbound" (2004) (as Declaime)
  • "Dearest Desiree" (2004) (as Declaime)
  • "Washedbrainsyndrome" (2004)
  • "Funky Dudley" b/w “Testin' Me" (2006)
  • "Come Here My Dear" b/w "All for You" (2006)
  • "Whole Wide World" (2009) (with Flying Lotus)
  • "Popstopper" (2013) (with Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Tha Alkaholiks - "WLIX" from Coast II Coast (1995)
  • Lootpack - "Break Dat Party" and "Episodes" from Soundpieces: Da Antidote (1999)
  • Kan Kick - "Love Hardcore (Underground)" and "Toast to the Boogie" from From Artz Unknown (2001)
  • Mums the Word - "Say It" from People Keep Movin' (2002)
  • Wildchild - "All Night" from The Jackal (2004)
  • Oh No - "Green Tree" from The Disrupt (2004)
  • MED - "Now U Know" from Push Comes to Shove (2005)
  • Oh No - "T. Biggums" from Exodus into Unheard Rhythms (2006)
  • The Tongue - "Animal Crackers" from Shock and Awe (2007)
  • Kraak & Smaak - "That's My Word" from That's Our Word (2008)
  • Jazz Liberatorz - "Music Makes the World Go Round" from Fruit of the Past (2009)
  • Electric Wire Hustle - "Jupiter" from Electric Wire Hustle (2009)
  • Oddisee - "Get Up" from Mental Liberation (2009)
  • Apollo Brown - "Ghetto Soul Music" from The Reset (2010)
  • Jai Nitai Lotus - "Hard Times and Bless" from Something You Feel (2012)
  • Oh No - "Improvement" from Disrupted Ads (2013)
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow - "Dollar" from Ms. One (2014)
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow - "The Outcome" and "Gitdown" from A Thoughtiverse Unmarred (2015)
  • J-Zen - "God Music" from Managua (2015)
  • Superior - "Entire Empire" from Scenes (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabin, Nathan (July 15, 2003). "Dudley Perkins: A Lil Light". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Declaime - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stolman, Elissa (June 3, 2011). "Declaime Looks Within For New Album 'Self Study'". CMJ. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ Bush, John. "Dudley Perkins - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Sylvester, Nicholas B. (September 18, 2003). "Dudley Perkins: A Lil' Light". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Fennessey, Sean (April 23, 2006). "Dudley Perkins: Expressions (2012 A.U.)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Jeffries, David. "Dudley Perkins - Holy Smokes". AllMusic. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (January 9, 2014). "Dudley Perkins: Dr. Stokley". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 

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