Evidence, best known as a member of the venerable LA outfit Dilated Peoples, finally announced the upcoming September release of his second solo album, Cats & Dogs.
The 17-track effort boasts lyrical contributions from Slug of Atmosphere, Raekwon, Aloe Blacc, Prodigy, Aesop Rock, Krondon and more; and will be his first release through Rhymesayers Entertainment, a label he signed with back in 2009.
A rep for Rhymesayers says the upcoming album is “a feral demonstration of boom-bap instrumental sensibility underlying gully rhyme schemes.”
Evidence’s storied history in the music industry is studded with numerous achievements including a Grammy for his collaboration with Kanye West and certified gold sales of Dilated People’s third studio album, Neighborhood Watch. More importantly, his background as a graffiti writer and hip-hop purist has earned him reverie within the independent music community and a tightly-knit group of fans who have been rabidly awaiting this new album since Evidence’s 2007 solo effort, The Weatherman LP.
A new home on Rhymesayers aligns Evidence shoulder to shoulder with some of the most respected, like-minded rhyme practitioners of our time, and with Cats & Dogs, hopes to assert his position as reigning idol of the LA underground.
One of the singles from the project is the Sid Roams-produced “To Be Continued…,” which Ev dropped late last year. It’s release was followed by its memorable music video in August, filmed around an amusement park in Southern California.
Cats & Dogs drops September 27th.
Below are confirmed tour dates for Evidence:
8/05 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro *
8/07 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom *
8/09 – London, ON @ London Music Hall CA *
8/10 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre CA *
8/12 – Bangor, ME @ KahBang Festival *
8/13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
8/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
8/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts *
8/17 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
8/19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater *
8/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand @ The Complex *
8/21 – Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavillion *
8/22 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre *
8/24 – South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Montbleu Resort *
8/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium *
8/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
8/27 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre *
9/03 – New York City, NY @ Rock The Bells (Governor’s Island)
9/10 – Boston, MA – Rock The Bells
* w/ Atmosphere