Yeah I Did It
Webster's Dictionary States 1ev•i•dence Pronunciation: \'e-v?-d?n(t)s, -v?-?den(t)s\ (a: an outward sign: INDICATION b: something that furnishes proof; something submitted to ascertain the truth of a matter...that's why his name is EVIDENCE! The album "Yeah I Did It" portrays one of two sides to this idolized character. The first album "Yeah I Did It" explains Reggie P. who is the suit and tie guy you see at your business meetings. He's that corporate professional sealing the big deals; he is the white collar hustler. His second album "HOTTA-DEN-U" depicts Evidence; the raspy voice Super Star who is larger than life! I mean you can't help but to notice this flagrant rap star. By no means is he arrogant, it's just something about Evidence that attracts you to him. He simply put it to me like this, "I'm the best (with a smirk). If you think, I think I'm better than you, you're probably right...or you have no confidence in yourself. We can laugh and joke after I demolish you lyrically; no hard feelings." Evidence's bravado fits his persona, swagger, and talent. Yeah, Mr. Reggie P. is the man but he is humbled by the spotlight. Evidence on the other hand will battle you; beat you and tell you why you got smashed! Hell he had to earn his spot just like the next man. When ask about the other Evidence (Dilated Peoples) he made it clear to me that, "the only difference between me and him is that I'm underground and he's mainstream. When I'm done doing my thing on the underground and sign to a major, he'll have to bow down." Born June 14, 1980 in Martinsville, VA where he quickly learned that all things aren't true, and good things don't last forever. At the age of 5 years old his mother relocated the family to Louisville, KY in hopes of a better life, what she found was drugs and even more uncertainty. Severely strung out on crack cocaine, she soon abandons her children to fully commit to a drug that consumed her for twenty years. Though times where extremely hard Evidence found refuge in music at an early age. At the tender age of 9 Evidence performed his first show on the stage of Kenwood Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky. From that point on his talents were recognized, not only by himself but friends and family alike. In middle school he wrote his first album named 'The 7 Chapters' and was also part of the Lassiter Middle School News team. At Pleasure Ridge Park high school in Louisville, Kentucky his musical talent was requested at almost every party event in and out of school. No wonder he was picked to play lead roles in school plays and named Most Talented for the year of 1999. That same year he joined the army, but that didn't slow his progress any. Evidence came in runner-up in the highly esteemed 'Boss Fort Hood Idol' talent contest. Went to Iraq and won the first 'Iron horse Free-style Battle' contest for three consecutive weeks. This compelled him to enter the 'VH1 Song of the Year' contest earning him one runner-up spot and a suggested artist spot for the year 2004. It also earned him an article written by Andrew Keese of the 'Killeen Daily Herald," Kelly Hunt of the 'Fort Hood Sentinel," Stacey Segovia of the "Leaf Chronicle" and many other notable journalists. Evidence has talent only god could give and it shows in his music. After you're done listening to him you'll think you've known him all your life. He doesn't just rap he has conversations with his listeners; that's what I love about his music. He makes music you can dance to and music you can sit back, think about and relate to. He raps with the passion of Tupac and lyrical skill of NAS. Smooth like Jay-Z; flashy like Bird Man, Evidence is definitely a SUPERSTAR!