evidence

evidence

Lyrically, the MC, also known as ‘Mr. Slow Flow,’ comes from a venerated line of mic controllers--the inimitable KRS-One, god MC Rakim, the neck snapping PMD, gangsta rap godfather Ice-T - who meld substance and style, pacing and timing lines so that every word is given space for impact and ingestion. For over a decade, Evidence along with his crew Dilated Peoples, have transcended, excelled within and ignored labels (both literal and figurative) to become one of the world’s most reliable and revered hip-hop acts. Throughout the continents, Evidence has become renown for his dynamic stage performances, devoutly engaging musical tracks and unyielding battle raps. Over the course of several albums, he has created focused songs in the beat of life, conversationally rhyming about the world spinning around him from the standpoint of logic, clarity and accessible pedagogy while sidestepping the pedantic. He has rejected being boxed in by critics as ‘underground,’ ‘backpack,’ or, most indecisively, ‘alternative.’