Download: Two Versions of 'Endure' by Declaime and Georgia A. Muldrow [MP3]
Inglewood couple and music-making entrepreneurs Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins (a.k.a. Declaime) released solo albums a mere six months ago -- Umsindo and Holy Smokes, respectively -- and already, they've got a new funk-fueled space odyssey for the intrepid among us. Their new collaborative album, SomeOthaShip, is due out February 23 via Mello Music Group (digitally February 16).
In honor of that pending occasion, G & D -- as they were credited on their debut LP as a duo, 2007's Message Uni Versa -- have delivered up not one but two versions of the unreleased track "Endure," which features guest appearances by Little Brother member Big Pooh and Oxnard-hailing Stones Throw artist M.E.D.
The party line on the song after the jump.
"Endure" is a song of contrasts - contemplative yet free-spirited, dark yet uplifting - and it gives listeners an all-access pass into the minds of Georgia & Declaime. The track, which also features the lyrical stylings of M.E.D. and Rapper Big Pooh, seems fit for the times as it urges listeners to "endure the storm" and to "remember that the bad times have only made you stronger." The positive vibes are inspired in part by Georgia who says that the lyrics help pull her out of the past "and into a new and improved being that is ready to act in the liberation of [her] people through music." As the lyrics end, the song endures for a full minute in a meditative instrumental state giving the listener a moment to pause and reflect upon the track's central theme which, according to Georgia, is to "endure" and not to "give up on yourself, or your potential to be greater than you've chosen not to be."
Loyal LA Weekly readers will recall that this very publication once attempted to travel into the minds of Georgia and Dudley to, erm, hazy results. Download the new music below, with the remix coming courtesy of D.C.-based producer Nick Tha 1Da.