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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 − Review | posted 11.06.2020
Two years ago Palmbomen II introduced us to Cindy Savalas and her hometown Carmel Vista. Now her »lost« debut album »I’m Cindy« has turned up.
Music − Portrait | posted 25.06.2020
Warm vibrations with universal attraction
The American vibraphonist, singer, songwriter and arranger Roy Ayers is one of the most sampled contemporary musicians. With songs like »Everybody Loves The Sunshine«, the soul jazz legend, which celebrates it’s 80th birthday in September, became the main inspiration for Acid Jazz in the late 90s. His new album “Roy Ayers JID 002” on Jazz Is Dead with Adrian Younge and ex-ATCQ producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad continues his golden period of the Polydor years in the 70s seamlessly.
Music − News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.
Music − News | posted 23.06.2020
A Japanese Groove Disc Guide
Exclusive Edition: »Wamono A To Z«
For the start of the »Wamono A To Z« series, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam have put together ten pearls of Japanese rare groove from the sixties and seventies. We have an exclusive, golden vinyl edition available.
Music − Review | posted 26.06.2020
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.