This bit of news will likely get a few visitors gassed up today as well… affter this week, anybody who continues to complain about hip hop being something negative should stick themselves immediately. SHAKE UPDATE: And you already know! Maybe this will start helping RSE get the shine and recognition they deserve. Hit the jump for the full press release.
Grammy winning rapper and producer Michael “Evidence” Perretta signs multi album deal with Indie powerhouse Rhymesayers Entertainment. As one-third of the venerable Los Angeles Hip Hop staple Dilated Peoples, Evidence has spent the better part of his decade plus in the game, touring the globe and collectively selling well over 700,000 units. In addition to his Dilated work, Evidence has produced tracks for the Beastie Boys, Linkin Park, Defari, Planet Asia and more, including co-production on Kanye West’s debut The College Dropout.
In 2007, Evidence set out to solidify his solo career with the release of the critically acclaimed The Weatherman LP. Followed up by 2008’s The Layover EP and over 200 shows, Evidence has spent the last couple of years building a foundation of supporters, fan by fan. With this momentum Evidence knew he needed a team that could match his current pace and energy. When asked about his choice of partnering up with Rhymesayers Evidence explained, “This is the most natural move I could have made to further the evolution of my career, while maintaining my identity and passion for the music. Rhymesayers has a proven track record of being focused and dedicated to their artists and I’m excited to be a part of that.”
Evidence will be touring this Fall as direct support on Brother Ali’s Fresh Air Tour while putting the finishing touches on his Rhymesayers debut Cats & Dogs slotted for release early 2010.