Let the Record Show – the crate-dug interview series in which artists discuss their favorite songs of all time as the tracks spin on vinyl – continues its fourth season today with rapper / singer Dudley Perkins aka Declaime.
Dudley recently released a new collaborative album with Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Georgia Anne Muldrow – who is also his wife – entitled G&D “Black Love and War”. Hot off the heels of this release, Perkins sat down with longtime friends Mike Pizzo and Warren Peace to discuss some of his most influential cuts of all time. Heavily influenced by the funk, his selections span classic cuts that somehow all related back to one another. Vinyl rarities and oddities are shown, such as a 1978 Parliament picture disc, a double-cut/parallel groove De La Soul record, and a Slick Rick “The Great Adventures of…” anniversary edition, complete with eye-patch, the latter courtesy of Urban Legends/UMVD.
While discussing his first appearance on wax on Tha Alkaholiks’ 1995 “Coast II Coast” LP, which found him rhyming alongside The Lootpack on “WLIX”, host Mike Pizzo surprises Dudley by producing a lost, unreleased demo EP of his on cassette, entirely produced by Madlib. The tape was put together by Pizzo and Perkins 22 years ago, complete with cover art made in Corel Draw. Dudley’s reaction is priceless.
Dudley Perkins’ appearance on Let the Record Show marks the 39th episode in the series and the fourth episode of Season 4. The next episode of Let the Record Show Season 4 will feature Cam O’bi, the Grammy award-winning producer for Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, SZA, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Lil Wayne, and others.