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Evidence (Michael Perretta, b. 1976) is an American MC, producer and graffiti artist from Venice Beach. He forms the hip hop trio Dilated Peoples with DJ Babu and Rakaa Iriscience.
Evidence in Features
Music − Column | posted 10.10.2011
Rhymesayers' finest - selected by Evidence
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.
Music − Portrait | posted 08.09.2011
The Bad Weather Man
Evidence is »the Weatherman«, the guy with the bad news, the dark images, the one who say it out loud what in Los Angeles otherwise left unspoken. With Cats & Dogs there’s a new solo album coming out.
Evidence in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 24.01.2014
Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence)
Evidence is teaming up with Alchemist – they’re old childhood-buddies, anyway. Now the two brothers in spirit are releasing »Lord Steppington«.
Music − Review | posted 12.03.2012
God Save The King
Ohio-based MC Copywrite delivers sharp and smart rhymes over beats from RJD2, Bronze Nazareth or Marco Polo on his fourth official album God Save The King. Nevertheless not every track is a hit.
Music − Review | posted 04.10.2011
Cats & Dogs
After four years in the hiding, Evidence returns with a mighty album, proving how simple and how good Hip Hop can actually be.
Music − Review | posted 25.09.2011
Of course there are many tracks that feature good old hard-hitting battlelyrics and punchlines. But no joke, Honkey Kong is really a god rap album.
Music − Review | posted 10.03.2007
The Weatherman LP
Less nostalgia, more willingness to take risks, becoming especially manifest in countless rolling synths-lines, without leaving his own neo-classical niche: hating Evidence has become uncool again.
Evidence in News
Music − News | posted 04.11.2011
Meet & Greet at the HHV Selected Store
The Rhymesayers Entertainmen artists will give you the unique chance for a meet & greet at our HHV Selected Store on Tuesday, November 15. You can bring your own gear and let it be printed for free with exclusive artwork.
Music − Portrait | posted 03.02.2020
Mad About Records
With his label Mad About the Portuguese Joaquim Paulo takes care of the really hard to find records from Jazz to Bossa Nova. With success. We introduce you to the label in detail.
Music − Review | posted 11.02.2020
On »Fortunate Isolation« Borusiade makes it clear to even the last one: we’re fucked, there’s no way back. So the new album is the perfect soundtrack for now.
Music − Review | posted 12.02.2020
Kollington Ayinla And His Fuji '78 Organisation
Soul Jazz reissues the 1988 album by Kollington Ayinla And His Fuji ’78 Organisation: Actually, »Blessing« was created as an alarm clock for Muslims during Ramadan.
Music − News | posted 18.04.2019
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.
Music − Review | posted 14.02.2020
Infinity Of Now
With »Infinity Of Now«, which has just been released by Madlib Invazions, the genius of the Heliocentrics should really get around now. To the inifinity.