Jun 26, 2013

Listen: Evidence - "Green Tape" Instrumentals

To keep it short and sweet, I wanted to jibber jab about two of my favorite things; A new album from Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) and some new instrumentals to zone out to on my way to work on the train, both from the same dude. Evidence and Joey Chavez were huge inspirations for me starting out, as they constantly dropped simple but hypnotic piano beats with hard drums that made we want to rap, though I do not. For the casual DP fan, you may not realize that Ev holds down a considerable portion of the beats on each project and handles even the artwork side of things with his excellent photographers eye. He is always productive and I am always glad to see him drop some new instrumentals as a way of feeding the Stans in between projects.

The Green Tape Instrumentals is a collection of music mostly written and released from 2006 to 2010 along with a few unreleased tracks and follows the similarly-named Yellow Tape Instrumentals, Purple Tape Instrumentals, and his 2007 Red Tape Instrumentals. This installment features 20 cuts of thunderous drums and deft sample chops that showcase Ev’s beat-making skills that should make you jealous that you probably can't rap or produce as a one man team. Check it out and support one of hip hops most slept-on producers (and lyricists.)


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