The funky and raw “All Over The World” is the debut single off Declaime & Madlib’s collaborative album, In The Beginning (Vol. 1), which unearths and compiles tracks from the duo’s work together in the mid-’90s.
Longtime fans of both artists already know that these two go way back with a slew of collaborations, like Illmindmuzik (1999), Andsoitisaid (2001), A Lil’ Light (2003) and Expressions (2012), all under Declaime’s Dudley Perkins moniker. But with In The Beginning, we’re hearing the roots of it all from these gifted, multi-talented artists who lived across the street from another as kids and whose fathers were friends.
“Madlib was on that musical genius stuff way back then … [but] we both moved and lost contact,” Declaime explains. It wasn’t until years later when Madlib formed The Lootpack that the two reconnected, with the end result being tracks like “All Over the World,” which features another longtime collaborator, MED, on the opening verse.
As Declaime explains, slappers like “All Over the World” existed on various mixtapes and B-sides throughout the years, but got “lost in the sauce for nearly two and a half decades.” But no more, because we’re hearing musical history with the release of this single and the remainder of In The Beginning when it drops.
“All Over the World” is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms and can be purchased for instant-grat off the iTunes’ pre-order for In the Beginning (Vol. 1), due out Friday, July 02. The 13 track LP of previously unreleased jewels will also be available on vinyl and CD via SomeOthaShip Connect in partnership with Fat Beats Records, who’ll be distributing the label’s forthcoming releases which includes In the Beginning (Vol. 2), Declaime’s forthcoming solo LP, The Last Stand, as well as new releases from Westcoast Stone, HIERO, Cornbread, Joshua Collins, Apocrifo and more!