WORDS IN MOTION: DECLAIME AND BLU (THE RAP-A-LONG EDITION

West coast hip-hop/funk pioneer Declaime links up with Blu to give us his thought provoking and cerebral new single, “Internally Yours”, from his forthcoming album, Young Spirit.

The song features the two Cali lyrical geniuses spitting some introspective bars about worldly topics from greed and the human spirit to the ongoing police brutality and corruption in Los Angeles. They flawlessly make wordplay magic over a smooth, mellow neosoul driven soundscape provided by Georgia Anne Muldrow. Declaime explains the meaning behind “Internnally Yours” and who the song is speaking to:

“‘Internally Yours’ is about inner truth. I’m talking about all the cats running this world to see that they are just like us. Their heart beats just like us,” said Declaime. He also explains the concept behind the album and everything he and Blu are addressing. “The whole album is about how the media and government…food messing with the kid’s heads and their young spirits. Blu’s speaking on some truths he had locked inside of him.”

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MP THE MC GOT AN ARIAL P.O.V.

We back again with a brand new video from MP  The MC called Head In The Clouds.

This minimalist yet straight to the point piece of green eye candy features MP‘s  sky-high musings over Eklectic‘s  chromatic piano loops, horn trills, and tambourine- laced boom bap to create a vibe that’s bound to getcha lifted.

Dig It? We knew you you would.

Turns out that MP The MC and Eklectic got more heat to spare on the Dalai Rishi E.P.

check it out, and support good sounds when ya hear ’em.

Inhale the good vibes, and have a lovely day, y’all.

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@KRISWONTWO ? YEAH. HE BACK.

Kriswontwo - standard picKRISWONTWO is back again after his critically acclaimed Ms. One E.P.(1 of 2 g.a.m’s all-rap efforts) to bring you CEREMONI, his debut album.

 “It has a lot of different meanings. Ceremoni is the Danish spelling for Ceremony. I’ve been tripping off how music is in it’s origin ceremonial in every way. In popular culture music is not respected at all, people just want fast food – but music is just like food, you just got to make a serious decision what you put in your body and soul. I’m trying to make some organic and healthy music and I’m learning everyday. Music is ceremonial in my life. It’s something I do everyday, like praying you know.”

-kriswontwo

It’s Raw. Elegant. Incredibly musical.

Omar, Stacy Epps, Liv Lykke, Amalia, Nanna B, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Skyzoo, Oh No, El Da Sensei and MED. They ALL on it. And it’s available now.

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Someothaship And The Never Ending Playlist

The Flurry Sounds Amazing.

SomeOthaShip Connect is gonna give your music playlist life.

all summer long.

Join us for a quick run through of what new releases and reissues we’ve put out super indie style.

are you ready to rock?

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Ankles – New Rap Single from Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Thoughtiverse

Georgia Anne Muldrow is a seeker and truth-teller. The words on her debut rap album, “A Thoughtiverse Unmarred,” balance a beautiful delivery with brutal honesty. Due May 19th via Mello Music Group, the album finds the prophetic soul artist offering a singular voice that provides conscious rhymes over dusty beats suffused with gritty drums and hypnotic loops provided by producer Chris Keys.

To Be Graced – Steve Taylor (AUDIO SINGLE)

Steve Taylor takes us on an acoustic guitarist’s journey drenched in gratitude and melancholy in ‘To Be Graced’ the first single from his long anticipated ‘The Land Of Milk And Honey LP’ to be released on SomeOthaShip Connect, this July.

The bittersweet, strong-yet-bloodied tone of his songwriting choices lends depth to the complex chordal structures he explores on his instrument and when the mellotron-ed string section sweeps in…forget about it, the mood is undeniable.

Steve’s high tenor is steady and somber, merging Brazilian jazz, folk, and rock with minimalist finesse – letting the melody of the piece breathe easy.

To sum it all up, if Neil Young, James Taylor, Thom Yorke, Morrissey, Carole King and Sade went all gene splice crazy…you’d have To Be Graced, by Steve Taylor.

 

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AYUN BASSA : “HUGs+SLAPs” — BLACK MALE, MISUNDERSTOOD

Biggie died March 9th, I was born March 10th, you do the math,” announces Ayun Bassa on his 2014 track “Yellow.”

Such boasts would be blaspheme to Hip Hop heads if not backed up by the dizzying display of lyricism, harmony and conceptual complexity that makes his debut “HUGs+SLAPs” reminiscent of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready To Die.”
Born Ayun Bassa to Liberian emigrants, and known as Dashawn Cassell to the United States government, the 6’3 280-pound gentle giant has more in common with the late Biggie Smalls than just his size and shade.
Both introduced themselves to the game with autobiographical debuts that draw on the joy and pain of being a Black man in modern America. But while Ayun’s psyche proves to be less pessimistic than B.I.G.’s, whose doubt was colored by the chaos of the crack era, things haven’t changed much since back in the days when Biggie was rapping about Cazal shades and cornbraids.

Declaime X Kan Kick – CAKE BOSS (AUDIO SINGLE)

Sounds like Kan Kick and Declaime have been in the kitchen cookin’ up some goodies that’ll definitely give you a sweet tooth…
Cake boss goes straight for the gut but without all the high fructose corn syrup…
Produced by the man Kan Kick, also known as Kan ZuluKan The Man, and many other fonk aliases..but one thing’s for sure: there is only one Kan Kick…and this joint here kicks like a whole afternoon of kungfu…might need a little foot surgery after this one…and to add to it…we have Dr.Stokley the Fonk Monk also known in some of the last true hip hop circles as Declaime the Poet
Declaime always has something serious to say…and man…does he say it!!…all I have to say is these two together are a combination unmatched…
I heard through the grapevine that a full Kan Kick & Dudley Perkins album is in the works. ..no rap…all singing…that should be very funky as well as very interesting…keeping fingers crossed!

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BandCampBoogie

The Bandcamp Boogie!

Why You Need The Bandcamp Boogie:

We got the actual holy grail poppin’ when it comes to albums.

The sheer volume of releases can indeed overwhelm the common soul.

We’ve borne witness to many a public convo on the social networks that look a whole lot like this:

Human A: “Man.  SomeOthaShip is blowing my mind on YouTube. So glad you put me on! I check out their BandCamp page all the time, and I really want to support their sound, but…which album should I buy to begin with?  

Human B: I know! Their catalogue is an EPIC of its own. You could start with (insert fav album here) to get started. Good Luck!”

Is that cool?

Absolutely not.

We have already been hard at work and steadily expanding our collection of music like crazy in 2015.

And we really want you to hear it.

So we saw it as fair and square to offer all of you, for a limited time only…

THE

Bandcamp Boogie: The SomeOthaship Anthology, As of yet.

Bandcamp Boogie: The SomeOthaship Anthology, As of NOW.

 

for twenty bucks, so that you can keep up with us.

So that you can feel the full effect of our vibrational sciences.

Because…

we care ’bout what music does our collective environment.

We offer you:

 • Olesi Fragmentals

GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW

• FONKY BASTARDS
DUDLEY PERKINS & CUZZIN D.J. GEE- GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW- DJ ROMES

• oLIGARCHY sUCKS!
GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW

• Ms. One (Rap EP)
Georgia Anne Muldrow

• T.G.I.F.
Wildchild

• Traditional Heritage
Kankick

• Songs From Dj Romes’ NEXTAPE
Declaime

• Seeds
Georgia Anne Muldrow

• Denderah
Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti

• The Lighthouse
G&D

• Self Study
Declaime

• In God’s Hands / Move in the Right way
Rickie Byars Beckwith

• Words Have Power b/w Verse 4 Verse
Cornbread (of Kali Wild)

• The E.P. (Produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow)
MP Is Free

• Ocotea
Jyoti

• The Blackhouse 
Georgia Anne Muldrow ft. DJ Romes

• Expressions 2012 A.U. 
Dudley Perkins

• Astormsacomin’ 
Declaime

• King’s Ballad 
Georgia Anne Muldrow

• Early
Georgia Anne Muldrow

• A  Lil’  Light  
Dudley Perkins

• Ms. One And The Gang
Georgia Anne Muldrow  feat. Various Artists 

• Umsindo
Georgia Anne Muldrow

• Holy Smokes
Dudley Perkins

• Fonk
Declaime

•The Message Uni Versa
G&D

• Worthnothings
Georgia Anne Muldrow

• Andsoitisaid
Declaime

and

• ILLMINDMUZIK
Declaime

29 pieces of music in all, for the price of 2.

Here’s what you do:

1. Hit the “Click here to buy The Bandcamp Boogie” button, you’ll be directed to a traditional PayPal page.

2.Once you enter your payment information and click Pay Now, click on the link that says “Return to Someothaship.net” and you’ll be redirected to our thank you page that will contain your password for the download.

3.Retrieve the password  and proceed to the next link as directed.

4. Enter the password in the empty text field, and hit the button.

5.Your link will be there, waiting to be clicked. 

(NOTE:PLEASE DO NOT USE THE “SAVE TARGET AS” FUNCTION. THE LINK NEEDS TO OPENED IN YOUR BROWSER!)

6. Download your georgeous files.

 
The Bandcamp Boogie

No Mas Mayate- Declaime (prod. By Chris Keys)

“Oh yeah, that N*gga gotta go

He ain’t worthy to breathe no mo’

No matter what he’s done imma let him know

This is reality, just like one of them TV shows

That N**ga gotta go 

That N**ga gotta go fa sho’…”

Declaime

Hey Now.

We gonna touch upon some heavy content here.

Today we bring you, The N-word.

Some intellectuals have publicly defended this epithet as an expression of power, one that enables them to move forward from the mind-numbing horror of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, otherwise known as The Maafa (a KiSwahili term for disaster, terrible occurrence or great tragedy), or deeper still, The African Holocaust.

Others have seen it as common sense that these justifications have come about through centuries of  being forced to answer to the N-word, with death or torture being the the promised outcome for all who sought out to name themselves during slavery, or even the Jim Crow era.

Declaime shares his views with us on ‘No Mas Mayate‘ (N**ga No More in mexican slang), a searing new audio single from his forthcoming Southside Story LP due to release this year on Someothaship Connect – exclusively on vinyl.

This piece opens up and ends with chopped and screwed soundbites from Dick Gregory shedding light on the N-Word over Chris Keys’ film noir-esque original instrumentation, laden with sullen vibraphones, overdriven harpsichords and muted jazz guitars sounding like a sample from the 60’s.

Declaime enters into the soundscape with the sole purpose of blasting the N-Word off into oblivion in a manner so clever, you’d think he’d gone ratchet. But as the song continues, he makes his intentions clear by cutting himself from the N-Word; being unable to utter it by manually muting his voice marks its symbolic death, as well as the end of the track.

A closer look into his verse structure reveals heavy traces of the legendary  Langston Hughes, The Watts Prophets and The Last Poets – a most needed trifecta  for these present times indeed.

Listen to this joint twice; the second go round is even more profound.

peace.

Kankick – Kan Krates Funk Soul Mix

Big shoutout to Kan Kick for lacing us with this funk soul mix that’s dripping with golden hits bound to to roll your hips…

Our Goal is to to funk up yo’ Monday in a fun way… voila, SomeOthaship.

1.Bunny Sigler-Lets Get Freaky Now
2.Rose Royce-Funkin’ Around
3.One Way Ft. Al Hudson-Pop It
4.Rick James- Ghetto Life
5.Jimmy Ross-First True Love Affair
6.Parliament-The Big Bang Theory
7.Stacy Lattisaw-Dynamite
8.The Human Body-Make You Shake It
9.Cameo-Shake Your Pants
10.Dynasty-I Just Begun To Love You
11.The Whispers-Keep On Loving Me

Shoooot….you betta enjoy yourself, ’cause this is a big ole party stuffed into an itty bitty file’s body!