Its been 4 long years since we’ve heard a solo record from Dudley Perkins; the Cali emcee takes on Percee P‘s sinister Bronx flow to come back swinging with his call to arms record “Hearing Test.” Laced in swirling strings and a thick bright bass dropped by none other than producer and wifey Georgia Anne Muldrow, this boom-bapper summons ferocious lyricism on the parts of its bicoastal tandem of emcees to testify to the triumph of real hip-hop in an age full of generic production and cookie-cutter one-offs. The track is the first to hit the ground off Dudley’s upcoming release and subsequent return as Dr. Stokley, a menacing funkateer with beats and rhymes for days.
Dr. Stokley drops next friday (Black Friday) and it will feature production from fellow west coaster, the one and only beat konducta Madlib, as well as his better half, the dynamic multi-threat artist Georgia Anne Muldrow and fellow Lootpack member Kankick to round out all the edges. Being his first solo piece in 4 years, we’ve got a lot to look forward to from this rag-tag group of Cali emcees and producers, and for this writer that could only mean the funk is amongst us. Go cop Dudley’s Dr. Stokley EP when it drops next week, in the mean time all you funky junkies can get your fix with “Hearing Test” below. Pre-order Dr. Stokley via iTunes