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Declaime / Self Study
Album:Self Study Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Declaime Added:07/2011
Label:Someothaship Connect 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-10-09 Pull Date:2011-12-11 Charts:Hip-Hop
Week Ending:13 Nov
Airplays:1

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 06, 2011:MHz
Perfect (Git A Taste)

Album Review
Allen Thayer
Reviewed 2011-10-05 
Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) / Self Study/Interplanetary Peace Talks
By the Ambassador

Alkaholiks alum/Stones Throw collaborator, Dudley Perkins alter ego and domestic partner of Georgia Anne Muldrew. This is some heady hip-hop about self-awareness and politics. No FCCs as far as I could hear. Recommended tracks: #4, #5, #12, #17

1) 1:52 intro; 2) 2:48 interesting plodding beat with tuba accent; 3) 2:37 political lyrics and double-tracked vocals; 4)** 3:53 funky intro and catchy lyrical hook; 5)* 3:32 a little more mellow with femme vox and lyrics about a boy growing up; 6) 1:40 vox with effects – short filler track; 7) 4:10 declaime speaking the truth about problems in black community to a woozy beat and clunky rhymes; 8) 3:04 chunky, glitch beat with lackadaisical rhymes ; 9) 4:22 starting with Gil Scott-Heron sound clip then Declaime disses sucka MCs to a funky repetitive beat ; 10) 3:01 starting with skit about police brutality ; 11) 0:24 instrumental interlude; 12)** 3:21 featuring MED minor-key piano loop and righteous lyrics; 13) 2:55 diss about gang warfare; 14) 3:38 starting with female vox then smooth beats and personal lyrics; 15) 1:07 beats and vocal sample; 16)* 4:14 tuba sample and femme vox back-up; 17)** 3:42 plodding funky beat with nice lyrics and chorus sample hook

Track Listing
1.Introvision 9.Perfect (Git A Taste)
2.Poet 10.Dirty Dude
3.Ship's Doctor 11.Ms. One Drum
4.Illicit Fonk 12.Zoom Ft. Med
5.Self Study 13.Tribal Warfare
6.Fresh 14.Quartz
7.Coonspiracy 15.Inversion
8.East Meets West Ft. Kev Brown 16.Lifestyles
 17.Movin