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Georgia Anne Muldrow



Biography

Georgia Anne Muldrow grew up in a musical home in Los Angeles, her father, an instrument inventor for Eddie Harris, and her mother, Rickie Byars, a singer with the Pharoah Sanders Ensemble and co-founder of Sound of Agape Rhythms. After relocating to New York, the young Georgia recorded seven songs for her 2005 self-released EP Worthnothings. The album got the attention of Sa-Ra and the Platinum Pied Pipers, who both asked her to write songs for them. Stones Throw Records owner Peanut Butter Wolf was also impressed by Georgia’s work and signed her to a two-album deal. In April 2006, Worthnothings was re-released on Stones Throw, followed shortly after by her full-length debut, Olesi: Fragments of an Earth.
 
The second full-length album, Umsindo, as well as Ms. One  a production showcase featuring several singers and MCs -- were both issued in 2009 on her and her husband Dudley Perkins' SomeOthaShip label. A compilation of previously unreleased material, Early, surfaced near the end of the year. Kings Ballad, featuring a gorgeous ode to the late Michael Jackson as its title track, followed in early 2010 on Ubiquity, and it was followed only a couple weeks later by SomeOthaShip, co-billed to Perkins' Declaime alias and featuring collaborations with Black Milk, Flying Lotus, Big Pooh, and Kool G. Rap.

Between 2011 and 2012, Georgia released Vweto, Owed to Mama Rickie, and the full-length Madlib collaboration Seeds. In 2015, her first rap album, Thoughtiverse Unmarred, was released; Georgia acted as MC while producer Chris Keys supplied the beats. She has also collaborated with Dwight Trible, J*Davey, and Erykah Badu, and she produced the entirety of Perkins' Holy Smokes.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/9/2015: Beat Sessions: J Dilla

A panel discussion that takes an up-close look at the music and life of James Dewitt Yancey (aka J Dilla) from the unique perspective of fellow music producers, highly-respected DJs, incredible artists, and special guests. Guests include Amp Fiddler, Slum Village, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Spinna, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 9th Wonder and Timothy Anne Burnside (Smithsonian NMAAHC). This program may contain mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the 10th Annual D.C. Loves Dilla festivities at the Kennedy Center and The Howard Theatre.

Georgia Anne Muldrow