Music Column | posted 10.10.2011
High 5
Rhymesayers' finest - selected by Evidence
We are interested in how familiar Michael Perretta is with the impressive release catalog of his new label home and asked for his top 5 songs on Rhymesayers.
Text Benjamin Mächler
2704-evidence20083-www.hhv-mag.com

It was an official surprise, when Evidence announced his signing to Rhymesayers Entertainment around two years ago. Except for Slug’s guest verse on Ev’s ‘’The Weatherman LP’’ the ways of the Dilated MC and the label from Minnesota crossed rather sporadic to date. But with the Rhymesayers debut ‘’Cats & Dogs’’ and the big U.S. tour with Atmosphere in the back, Evidence is by now an official member of the RSE family. Nevertheless, we are interested in how familiar Michael Perretta is with the impressive release catalog of his new label home and asked for his top 5 songs on Rhymesayers.

Evidence - Cats & Dogs You by Evidence
taken from the LP Cats & Dogs, Rhymesayers 2011
Find it at hhv.de: CD LP
It’s the newest release, so I’m gonna push forward with this one. Forget me… Rhymesayers x DJ Premier is groundbreaking. I’m so glad to just be a part of it.

Jake One - White Van Music Scared by Jake One ft. Blueprint
taken from the LP White Van Music, Rhymesayers 2008
Find it at hhv.de: CD LP
Love the story rap and love the beat. This long verse made me a fan of Blueprint. What more can I say?

Atmosphere - Seven's Trails Trying To Find A Balance by Atmosphere
taken from the LP Seven’s Travels, Rhymesayers 2003
Find it at hhv.de: CD 3LP
This should probably be number one, but they get enough attention already. [laughs] This is a great song and great video to go with it. A lot of innocence here. I love when you can feel the youth in music.

Atmosphere - Overcast EP Scapegoat by Atmosphere
taken from the EP Overcast!, Rhymesayers 2000
Find it at hhv.de: LP
This is a monster live. If you get to an Atmosphere show, make sure you already have your cola & popcorn before they play ’’Scapegoat’’. Shit Rocks!

Jake One - White Van Music The Truth by Jake One ft. Brother Ali & Freeway
taken from the LP White Van Music, Rhymesayers 2008
Find it at hhv.de: CD LP
Real rap, real spit. Ali went toe to toe with Freeway. That ain’t no day in the park. The beat is 5 stars. I love what Jake has brought to Rhymesayers Entertainment.

You can find Evidence’ Cats & Dogs at hhv.de: CD und LP. All the other Rhymesayers stuff you can find right here.
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