Download: Evidence - For Whom The Bell Tolls (Feat. Phonte, Blue, And Will.i.am)
True, while RCRD LBL has a plethora of indie rock, punk, folk, etc, we've featured a comparatively light amount of hip hop jams - but we're getting more in the game these days. First we featured the sick track "Life In Marvelous Times" by Mos Def. Now, we bring you one by Michael "Evidence" Perretta (who's a member of Dilated Peoples). I've had this track running through my head for a few days now. The beat is slow and mellow- (after all Evidence is know as Mr. Slow Flow), so it forces you to concentrate on the lyrics that weave the John Donne poetry title with inquiries about Obama, starched jeans, being mad at God and being inspired by the fire that inspires us. Not to mention his buddies Phonte, Blue and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas give shout-outs in the background.
Sounds Like: Pete Rock, Dilated Peoples, Ice Cube, Black Milk