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Today, one of the found­a­tion­al voices of under­ground Hip-Hop, Evid­ence, releases a new single and music video entitled “Par­don Me,” her­ald­ing the release of his forth­com­ing album Unlearn­ing Vol. 1, due out June 25 via Rhymesay­ers Enter­tain­ment. Dir­ec­ted by Steph­en Vanasco, the music video fol­lows Evid­ence as he takes a drive through the Santa Mon­ica Moun­tains to clear his thoughts. Stop­ping for a smoke, Evid­ence deliv­ers con­tem­plat­ive verses as day fades to night:

“Noth­ing cor­por­ate / incor­por­ate what I learned and pay the mort­gages / nev­er for­feit­ing / or for­bid­ding what the great­ness of my aura is / I’m orbit­ing / my son gave me more liv­ing…”
Unlearn­ing Vol. 1 was announced on April 23 along with the lead single and music video, “Bet­ter You.” Due out June 25, the four­teen-track effort pairs Evidence’s own pro­duc­tion with that of The Alchem­ist, Nottz, Sebb Bash, Anim­oss, Mr. Green, V Don, Daringer, Khrys­is and EARDRUM (QThree), show­cas­ing Evidence’s uncanny abil­ity to col­lab­or­ate with a wide range of pro­du­cers and still deliv­er a cohes­ive album. A small but power­ful cast of guest appear­ances dec­or­ate the album’s sound­scape, with Boldy James, Con­way The Machine, Fly Ana­kin, Navy Blue, and Murk­age Dave each hold­ing their own along­side Evid­ence.

Evidence’s last solo album, Weath­er Or Not, was crit­ic­ally and com­mer­cially acclaimed, draw­ing atten­tion from Bill­board, Pitch­fork, DJ Booth, and more, as well as being voted 2018’s best album of the year by read­ers on Ambro­sia For Heads. Fol­low­ing the release, in inter­views with No Jump­er and DJ Booth, Evid­ence offered insight into his mind­set trans­ition­ing from Weath­er Or Not into the writ­ing and record­ing of what would become Unlearn­ing Vol. 1. “I don’t feel like I’m Evid­ence, the char­ac­ter. I feel like I’m me,” he revealed to DJ Booth, adding “I don’t mind evolving pub­licly.”

More on Evid­ence:


Face­book: Mis­ter Evid­ence

Ins­tagram: @evidence

Twit­ter: @evidence 

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.