PremRock ft. billy woods: Bardo

A surprise drop from PremRock, with the arrival of this latest single. Bardo follows on from a triumphant 2021 for the Wrecking Crew artist and sees him reuniting with billy woods, as the duo get to work over some typically dope production from Evidence. What’s not to like? The single is out now via Backwoodz Studioz.

Planet Asia: 1984

New music from Planet Asia, as he gives us a glimpse of his forthcoming album on the newly launched Bigger Picture Recordings label. The label is the brainchild of Evidence, who is at the helm for the album’s production, as well as donning his directorial hat for this new video. The filming was handled by fellow regular collaborator, Stephen Vanasco. The full LP, Rule of Thirds, is due for release on 29 October.

Evidence: Better You

And with all of today’s posts seeming to naturally follow on from each other, let’s keep the monochrome vibes going with the new video from Evidence. Better You is a reunion of sorts, as fellow Step Brother, The Alchemist, supplies the production, while friend and regular creative partner, Stephen Vanasco, is on video duties. A triumvirate of talent.

Sa-Roc: Deliverance

One new album that has been confirmed, is the latest one from Sa-Roc. The announcement came yesterday that she would be releasing The Sharecropper’s Daughter on 2 October, along with the arrival of the lead single, Deliverance. The track is a perfect snapshot of Sa-Roc’s infectious style, with her flows drawing you into her intricately constructed verses, which gel perfectly with Evidence’s production. Her label-mate is also the brains behind the video, along with Ev’s regular collaborator, Stephen Vanasco. Pre-orders for the album are available now via Rhymesayers.

Evidence: Unlearning

A fresh track from Evidence, as he puts his social distancing to good use by writing, recording and releasing this song over the course of a couple of days. It’s an LA to VA connection, as Evidence drafts in Mutant Academy’s Graymatter to handle production, with the video capturing parts of the creative process. The track is also available to stream now via Rhymesayers.

Evidence: Squirrel Tape Instrumentals Vol. 1 (Stream)

“Let me hear you rap on these”, proclaimed Evidence on Twitter this week, as he pushed the new beat tape that was given life earlier this month. Squirrel Tape Instrumentals Vol. 1 is a great blend of heavy drums and soulful melodies, from an arguably underrated top tier producer. As well as the digital release, which you can stream in full below, there are also limited edition vinyl and cassette versions which have been made in three different colours. For more info on all that, check the Bandcamp page.

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Step Brothers: Burnt Tree

Last week, Evidence announced the imminent arrival of new music from Step Brothers – the creative alliance he formed with long-term friend and collaborator, Alchemist. Today saw the release of their new single, which arrives five years after the success of their Lord Steppington LP. Burnt Tree continues in the same spirit as their earlier material, with the duo trading bars over some drum-heavy, soul tinged production from Alchemist. The only real difference is in Alc’s flow, as it sounds slightly more in your face than on previous records, which is definitely not a bad thing. As it stands this is a standalone single, with a limited edition 12″ vinyl version available via Tuff Kong Records. The video was made by The Digggers.

Masta Ace & Marco Polo ft. Evidence & DJ Premier: E​.​A​.​T (Evolve And Transcend)

Great bonus track from Masta Ace and Marco Polo, a continuation of their 2018 album, A Breukelen Story. E.A.T also features a guest verse from Evidence and production from Premier, marking his and Ace’s first collaboration together. The track is available to stream below and you can cop a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Masta Ace & Marco Polo ft. Evidence & DJ Premier: E​.​A​.​T (Evolve And Transcend)”