As much as this site stans for the solo work of Otis Jackson Jr., the Madliberator’s finest moments might be his outside production for female vocalists. Hence, “The Healer,” the Yamasuki-sampling soul controller from Erykah Badu’s first New Amerykah. Yet prolific as Madlib’s been, he’s never produced a full-length with a woman singer. That’s set to change with the new Georgia Anne Muldrow record set to drop in late March on her own SomeOthaShip imprint.
First single, “Seeds,” immediately elevates the project to the rank of America’s most anticipated. There probably couldn’t be a more appropriate contemporary cut to post on MLK day. Muldrow is in full mama’s gun celestial soul queen mode — moaning about meditation, uplift, and the seeds. A gorgeous five minute float that channels vintage Curtis Mayfield, Wendy Rene, and any other Civil Rights-era genius. Listen up and levitate. Or at the very least self-medicate.