Following a Grammy nomination (for 2018’s Overload ) and inclusion in The New York Times’ Top Albums Of 2020 (for Mama, You Can Bet! from her acclaimed Jyoti project), on May 21 s t the multifaceted polymath producer, musician, songwriter, vocalist, and beatmaker Georgia Anne Muldrow presents the third installment in her VWETO series. VWETO III will be released in partnership between FORESEEN Entertainment and Georgia’s own Epistrophik Peach Sound imprint. In tandem with the audio release, a one-off NFT of the album artwork (created by Cape Town-based artist Breeze Yoko ) will also be available for sale on OpenSea and Rarible , with 50% of the proceeds going to the charity Critical Resistance .
Unlike albums with other titles released under Georgia’s own name or the outré jazz of her Jyoti alias, VWETO is a specific space for deep and vibe-heavy hip hop beatscapes. Muldrow composed, performed, recorded, arranged, produced, mixed, and mastered the record, which is largely instrumental, with occasional inspired vocals from Georgia, singer Shana Jensen, and rapper Ayun Basa. The broad spectrum of styles on VWETO III ranges from low-slung gnarly funk, head-nodding boom-bap, psychedelic cosmic slop, wigged out leftfield, retro synth jams, jazzy afrofuturism, uplifting soul, and LA heat. With tracks this dope it’s unsurprising that Georgia has previously made beats for Denzel Curry, Arlo Parks, J Dilla, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, and Kool G Rap. Although essentially a beat tape that showcases Muldrow’s world class production skills, VWETO III also works as a proper album, due to her rich musicality and expansively adventurous scope.
“VWETO III is intended for movement. 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.” Georgia Anne Muldrow