An even decade since launching her beat-driven album series, VWETO, Georgia Anne Muldrow is clearing the way for a third installment.
VWETO III was announced today with the release of the soul-jazz-anchored instrumental, “Mufaro’s Garden.” Out on May 21st via FORESEEN Entertainment and Muldrow’s Epistrophik Peach Sound imprint, the 17-song project is entirely produced by Muldrow and features contributions from Ayun Bassa and Shana Jensen. “VWETO III is intended for movement,” Muldrow said in a press release. “It’s to be played when you birth yourself back outside after a long introspective period to get the things you need. It intends for you to be your own superhero and wants to be your theme for power,” the singer added.
Alongside the album’s release, VWETO III‘s cover art, designed by Cape Town’s Breeze Yoko, will be auctioned off for charity as an NFT. 50% of proceeds from the sale will be donated to Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the US prison system. You can place your bid via Rarible or OpenSea.
The upcoming album is a follow-up to Muldrow’s stellar 2020 project, Mama, You Can Bet!, which was released under the pseudonym, Jyoti. The previous installment of VWETO dropped in 2019, a year that also saw the release of Black Love & War, a collaborative album with Declaime, featuring Oh No, Aloe Blacc, LaToiya Williams, and others.
Hear Georgia Anne Muldrow’s new single “Mufaro’s Garden” below. Scroll on for the full VWETO III tracklist and hold tight for her next transmission.
VWETO III Tracklist:
1. Old Jack Swing
2. Synthmania Rock
3. Ayun Vegas ft. Ayun Bassa
4. Passin Ooout !
5. Slave Revoltalleway Boom
7. Throwback Baps
8. Slow Drag
9. Shana’s Back! ft Shana Jensen
10. Mufaro’s Garden
11. Love Call Groove
13. Boom Bap Is My Homegirl
14. Action Groove
16. Afro AF
The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop… Read More
JAY-Z will perform alongside DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and more during an all-star live performance… Read More
On Thursday, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott and Sylvia Rhone were honored as new… Read More
In the new Rick Rubin book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, it's unclear… Read More
The city of Miami was mocked on social media on Thursday after Mayor Francis Suarez… Read More