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Evidence, Cats & Dogs
Rhymesayer Records, Sept. 27

12/01/11
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



I can definitely sort-of recommend this with a hearty “Eh, this is, you know, OK.” A real-life graffiti artist who’s been around the block enough to be convincing, Evidence is pure L.A. hip-hop, boasting whatever level of cred comes with being part of the Dilated Peoples collective. I’d hate to be a local L.A. hack trying to squeeze out superlatives about this thing, though; between Evidence’s “patented” slow flow and a near-complete lack of beats that go anywhere, it can’t be said that this is essential listening for undergrounders with two brain cells to rub together. There’s sparkly ballroom bling here and there, added more as a culturally essential touchstone than anything else — yeah, yeah, we get it, Snoop Junior. C —Eric W. Saeger






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