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Evidence: Cats & Dogs

New Rhymesayers joint kicks a fresh look toward older artists.

New release from Dilated Peoples veteran uses the traditional hip-hop template well. The album’s production cuts samples from Mobb Deep, mythology of the term “raining cats and dogs,” and Gandolf. The flows are refreshing and Evidence speeds up and twerks his rhyming styles throughout the 17-track album. The songs with featured artists are dope (Raekwon on 3 and Prodigy on 8 also Track 12) and it’s because Evidence shines the most when in the flux of multiple MC’s. Definitely dope status, borderline ill. Play during daylight for best effect.

Reviewed by the dutchMaster

RIYL: Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, Atmosphere, classic cuts

Rec: 3, 4, 8, 12, 15, 16                

FCC Advisory: none

Label: Rhymesayers

Release Date: 9/27/11