Mary J. Blige and Deborah Cox Tribute Chaka Khan
Souleo - | 6/20/2013, 3:36 p.m. | Updated on 6/25/2013, 3:36 p.m.
In continuing our celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month allow us to introduce you to singer, songwriter, producer Georgia Anne Muldrow and rapper, poet and producer Dudley Perkins a.k.a. Declaime who unite under the alias of G&D. With their fusion of funk, west coast hip-hop and socially conscious lyrics the couple is creating a buzz that is enhanced by their image and lifestyle. After struggles with alcoholism and Perkins’ hospitalization they now follow a strict vegan diet, have a stronger family unit and explore spirituality in their music. Their musical inspirations are two of funk’s greatest architectsGeorge Clinton and James Brown. Dudley says that studying Clinton helped with improving his vocals. “There are some voices that definitely have taught me how to do different things in my music. George Clinton influenced me with the fine art of the funk.” Meanwhile Muldrowcredits James Brown with helping her think like a producer. “He taught me how to listen to each part of a song separately, but still at the same time.” To hear the influences please clickhere.
From Khan to G&D the funk keeps on funkin' on.
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