It’s partially fitting that EVOLVE would drop an album titled Oblivious Animals… the homie is anything but oblivious, but I can certainly verify that he is a rhyme animal. Oblivious Animals, if my calculations are correct, marks the 6th release of the year for EVOLVE, and this one is entirely produced by frequent collaborator Jones Got Music. Those in the know already know what it is when it comes to an EVOLVE release… dark beats, sharp rhymes and gritty vibes come at you in waves. There’s really no need to waste words here… if you dig hip-hop and you have half a brain, there’s really no excuse for not checking this one out, sharing it around and supporting if you can.
As October came to an end, the homie Evolve decided to bless the masses with a pair of connected projects : SIDE A: CONVERSATION PIECES and SIDE B: SINNER’S PRAYER. On top of both having stellar album artwork that is immediately striking, EVOLVE‘s hardline observations can be found all over both projects, with his deliberate and proud delivery of truth coming at the listener relentlessly. Both albums have a somber feel to them, although CONVERSATION PIECES relies on more introspective, lush, piano-driven beats, while SINNER’S PRAYER definitely has the more sinister sonic edge. With a production line-up consisting of Shots Dupre, Jony Escoe, Junk Room Beats, Purple Villian, Jones Got Music, The Process, Awdazcate and Lord Damage, these two distinct audio feels have enough variety amongst themselves to carry you through both projects. For those with money burning a hole in their pocket, this is definitely worth supporting, but even if the money is tight, these albums are certainly worth your time, attention and shares, so be sure to support however you can.