Evidence to play London’s Jazz Cafe on July 2nd

Evidence will be heading to Europe this summer for shows which also includes a London date at the Jazz Cafe in Camden on July 2nd. The once rapper of Dilated People’s now on Rhymesayers entertainment dropped his album Cats and Dogs last year which had our thumbs up in here.

Read the review, watch the video for the track Liner Notes below featuring Aloe Blacc. Get those tickets quick.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

19 June // Mylos // Thessalonki, Greece
20 June // Gargarin // Athens, Greece
21 June // L’Orso Cattivo // Gambieri Settingiano (Cosenza), Italy
22 June // Bosco di Galu // Giugliano in Campania (Naples), Italy
23 June // Touch The Air Festival // Wohlen, Switzerland
25 June // Bizzerzoet // Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 June // La Maroquinerie // Paris, France
27 June // Bazaar // Brussels, Belgium
29 June //High5 Club // Duisburg, Germany
30 June // Peace and Love Festival //Borlange, Sweden
2 July // Jazz Cafe // London, UK
6 July // Roskilde Festival // Roskilde, Denmark

Evidence (Dilated Peoples) EU tour

Dilated Peoples – Live

Islington Academy
27.02.12

Dilated Peoples are one of those groups that you might not listen to in a while, but when you do, you remember just how awesome they are. Thankfully, due to Evidence‘s brilliant Cats & Dogs solo record on Rhymesayers last year, the Dilated catalogue had been getting a good airing in the past few months , building up a lot excitement for the arrival of this show in North London.

Having missed the support, we hit the venue just as DJ Babu hopped up behind the decks and introducing the two MCs, Evidence and Rakaa Iriscience, by blasting out Live On Stage and immediately the tone was set – the crowd shouted, screamed and chanted along, hands thrust firmly in the air. Though the show wasn’t a sell-out, it was comfortably full and you would be forgiven for thinking there were twice as many people in attendance.

The rappers played off each other with glee, Rakaa dropped his verses from under a hat which almost covered his eyes contrasting Ev’s trademark laid back flow as they dived into both new and old tracks, from You Can’t Hide, You Can’t Run and Back Again to the classic Worst Comes To Worst. With every order from Ev, the crowd pumped more noise towards the stage, something all three members reveled in as they each showcased their own individual talents.

Babu’s scratch routine was a lesson in turntablism, speeding up his hand movements to that of a blur, a mini-whirlwide on the decks, Rakaa dropping tracks from his Crown of Thorns record and Evidence wowing the crowd with a rendition of the Premo-produced You, mixing in beats from Gangstarr’s Full Clip and Royce’s Boom.

The setlist provided a greatest hits of their stellar career, never once dipping in energy. Once the show was over and the crowd dispersed, the overall feeling was that of having had the most fun in a long, long time. With a new album on the cards this year, let’s hope it’s not long before they’re back smashing it in London again.

Abjekt.

Evidence

Cats & Dogs
Rhymesayers Entertainment

When Dilated Peoples MC Evidence announced he was signing to independent rap heavyweights Rhymesayers Entertainment, a number of eyebrows were raised. However, two years down the line, the LA native has finally dropped his second solo album and the label has proved the perfect home for the record, continuing the tradition of fine releases.

This album doesn’t try to be fancy – there’s no sampling obscure hipster indie acts, there’s no turns with Evidence trying his hand at singing – this is a straight up, no holds barred, rap record and it’s all the better for it. Mr Slow Flow laces slamming beats from the likes of long-time friend Alchemist and legendary DJ Premier to fantastic effect, permeated by quality guest spots from the likes of Slug, Aesop Rock, Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Raekwon.

His distinctive voice delivers perfect line after perfect line with lyrics that are both meaningful and yet never convaluted. It says a lot for his talent that he’s able to rap in the way he always did and yet still seem fresh and as such is certain to gain some new fans on this record as well as please his legions of old fans who loved his Weatherman LP so much.

So yes, this is a rap album, nothing more, nothing less. But when you hear his flow over the beats on It Wasn’t Me, You and To Be Continued, you won’t want anything else. Evidence is an underrated gem and hopefully this album will turn more people onto his undoubted talent.

Trillzilla.

It Wasn’t Me – New Evidence video

Evidence has dropped another set of visuals from his new album.

It Wasn’t Me is taken from his Cats & Dogs album, out on Rhymesayers Entertainment and is a perfect example of what to expect from the record. Crank it and get your neck snapping, this one bangs.

Don’t forget Evidence is part of the Rhymesayers European Tour which hits London’s Electric Ballroom on November 7th alongside Atmosphere, Blueprint, Brother Ali and Grieves & Budo.

Rhymesayers launches new mix competition

Rhymesayers and Carhartt have teamed up to launch a mix competition.

The competition, which coincides with the Rhymesayers European Tour gives fans a chance to create their own 15 minute mix of Rhymesayers material which they then upload here.

The winner will get a flashdrive full of music, albums by all the artists, a limited edition tour t-shirt, a Carhartt x UDG DJ bag, the chance to create an hour long mix for Carhartt’s radio and even personalised drops from the artists. The competition closes on September 27th.

The tour, which has a line-up of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Evidence, Blueprint and Grieves & Budo hits the Electric Ballroom in London on November 7th.

Whilst you’re getting some inspiration, check out the new Evidence video for the track You, taken from his upcoming album Cats & Dogs.

Evidence drops preview mix of new solo album

Dilated Peoples MC Evidence has delivered a nugget of fun for fans.

The rapper, who releases his new solo album Cats & Dogs on September 26th through Rhymesayers Entertainment, has had crew mate DJ Babu mix up five tracks from the album to give fans an idea of what is to come from the record.

Have a listen below and download the mp3 from here.

Evidence – Cats & Dogs (Album Sampler Mixed by DJ Babu) by SureShot Promotions

Evidence announces new album release date

Evidence will be releasing his first Rhymesayers album on September 26th.

The Dilated Peoples MC and producer will be dropping Cats & Dogs, marking the first album released on rap powerhouse label Rhymesayers, home to Atmosphere, P.O.S. and Brother Ali amongst others.

To celebrate the album, which features appearances from Slug, Aesop Rock, Raekwon, Aloe Blacc and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy amongst others, he has dropped new visuals with Fashawn. It’s a banger.

Rhymesayers announce European Tour

Hip hop heavyweight Rhymesayers Entertainment have announced a European label tour that has been ten years in the making.

The line-up will be headed by Atmosphere with Brother Ali, Evidence [of Dilated Peoples], Blueprint and Grieves & Budo filling the rest of the bill. The UK date will see the tour hit London’s Electric Ballroom on November 7th before heading to mainland Europe.

In order to get everyone hyped for the show, a playlist has been put together with tracks from every artist on the bill so get it playing and get ready to experience one hell of a show.

The tour dates are:

7th – London, Electric Ballroom
8th – Amsterdam, Melkweg
9th – Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11th – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
12th – Zurich, Rote Fabrik
13th – Fribourg, Fri-Son
15th – Berlin, Festaal Kreuzberg
16th – Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich
18th – Stockholm, Nalen
19th – Oslo, Spikerboks
20th – Copenhagen, Vega Musikkenshus

Rhymesayers European Tour Playlist by rhymesayers