16 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stones Throw heads, funk freaks, and deep-soul devotees know Dudley “Declaime” Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow as two of the most potent practitioners in the underground. Loyal adherents of Parliament-Funkadelic’s Afrofuturist philosophies, the married SomeOthaShip duo capture and update that ethos for contemporary America across this sometimes contentious yet always dazzling joint album. “Where I’m From” melds their respective styles and shared philosophies into a potent modus operandi. On “Peace Peace” and “Protect Yourself,” Perkins grapples with the demons local and racial while Muldrow seems to soar above it all in song. The record’s more intimate moments of empowerment and self-improvement, like the weighty and wonderful eulogy “Big Mel,” offer emotional universality and true tenderness.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stones Throw heads, funk freaks, and deep-soul devotees know Dudley “Declaime” Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow as two of the most potent practitioners in the underground. Loyal adherents of Parliament-Funkadelic’s Afrofuturist philosophies, the married SomeOthaShip duo capture and update that ethos for contemporary America across this sometimes contentious yet always dazzling joint album. “Where I’m From” melds their respective styles and shared philosophies into a potent modus operandi. On “Peace Peace” and “Protect Yourself,” Perkins grapples with the demons local and racial while Muldrow seems to soar above it all in song. The record’s more intimate moments of empowerment and self-improvement, like the weighty and wonderful eulogy “Big Mel,” offer emotional universality and true tenderness.

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