Cats & Dogs

Cats & Dogs

by Evidence


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Cats & Dogs

"Mr. Slow Flow" could just as well refer to himself as "Mr. Slow Release Schedule," but the follow-up to Evidence's 2008 effort, The Weatherman LP, is such a well-built slab of indie rap that a four-year wait seems well worth it. This isn't just a statement for fans either, as the stern anchor of Dilated Peoples and his "patented flow" can come off as somewhat "limited" in a solo setting, yet Cats & Dogs is persuasive, beating Weatherman on variety, accessibility, and sharpness in spite of its long track list. A well-chosen and fat guest list certainly helps, with names like Aloe Blacc, Raekwon, Slug, and Prodigy all living up to their lofty reputations, while Evidence firmly remains the spotlight MC, making sure some of the indisputable standouts (the hard-hitting "I Don't Need Love," the dramatic manifesto "To Be Continued...") are solo cuts. Champion production is the final touch as the Alchemist, DJ Premier, and DJ Babu head up this dream team, and for the fan club members craving clues and trivia, there's the story of how Evidence earned his name (which involves, plus a missing 13th track along with a clever explanation of why, if you listen close. Devotees might argue that the heavy Weatherman is superior, and they could make a good case, but for the newcomer, Cats & Dogs is a much easier entry point.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2011
Label: Rhymesayers
UPC: 0826257014429
catalogNumber: 0144
Rank: 37478

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Evidence   Primary Artist
Noelle Scaggs   Vocals
Khrysis   Organ,Bass
Wendy Guerra   Vocals
Danny Keys   Keyboards,Vocals
Amber Strother   Vocals

Technical Credits

DJ Premier   Producer,Cut
DJ Flash   Cut
Alchemist   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
DJ Revolution   Cut
Evidence   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Additional Production
Aesop Rock   Engineer
Navarro "Severe" Ristagno   Art Direction,Layout
Brock Korsan   Engineer
Federico "C Sik" Lopez   Engineer
Sid Roams   Producer
Step Brothers   Engineer
S. Daley   Executive Producer
Twiz the Beat Pro   Producer,Engineer
Rahki   Producer,Engineer
Roc Marci   Engineer
Ethan Browne   Additional Production
Dillon Parker   Engineer
Charli Brown   Producer

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