Evidence Signs to Rhymesayers Entertainment

Dilated Peoples rapper/producer Evidence has signed a multi-album deal with Rhymesayers Entertainment.

While it’s not specified how many albums Evidence has agreed to, the Minneapolis-based indie label plans to release Evidence’s sophomore solo LP Cats & Dogs early next year.

“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,” Evidence said via a press release. “Rhymesayers has a proven track record of being focused and dedicated to their artists and I’m excited to be a part of that.”

While fans await Cats & Dogs, they can catch Evidence on the road this fall with Brother Ali, on the Fresh Air Tour.

Also on Rhymesayers’ release schedule is Freeway and Jake One’s collaboration project, The Stimulus Package. As XXLMAG.com previously reported, Free is linking up with the Seattle producer for a full-length album, slated for a late 2009 release.

Evidence dropped five albums as a member of the Los Angeles trio, Dilated People. He went the solo route in 2007 with The Weatherman LP, and released The Layover EP last year. –John Kennedy

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  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    I like Ev…dude’s got skills and he’s been doing it for years.

  • $ykotic


    Naw just playing. Good luck Evidence. Kinda miss the Dilated’s though.

  • John Cauner

    Humor, seems like Raaka Iriscience is getting left behind now. Dilated started to get boring after the first album.

  • dronkmunk

    Cool, hopefully we will see some Atmosphere/Alchemist collabos from this.

  • Lukus

    Keeping it indie, the best move for him.
    Plus Dilateds got a new album coming 2010.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    My boy Ev! Dude got crazy flow…yall heard his Layover LP? Banging! I didn’t know that Dilated broke up though…I thought they were working on another album????

  • ML

    Dope! I’m a big fan of Evidence and Dilated Peoples. The Weatherman LP and the Layover EP are both really dope albums. I’m also a fan of a lot of the Rhymesayers artists. Hopefully we’ll see some collabs with Slug and Brother Ali in the future. Also hoping for a new Dilated cd in the near future.

  • Nate

    Very good move. I missed Atmosphere’s lemons tour in SF but I hear that the label gets big crowds to their concerts.

    With Brother Ali, Atmosphere, Evidence, etc they could have a huge label tour. Worldwide even.

  • dub siz

    slug dont need alchemist, he has the best producer in the game in ant

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