Cats & Dogs (Evidence album)

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Cats & Dogs
No Cover
Studio album by Evidence
Released September 27, 2011[1]
Recorded 2008-April 2011
Genre Hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Label Rhymesayers, Taylor Made
Producer The Alchemist (also exec.), Evidence (exec.), Sid Roams,
DJ Premier,Charli Brown Beatz, DJ Babu, Rahki, Daniel "Danny Keyz" Tannenbaum, Twiz The Beat Pro
Evidence chronology
The Layover EP
(2008)
Cats & Dogs
(2011)
Singles from Cats & Dogs
  1. "To Be Continued..."
    Released: August 16, 2010[2]
  2. "You"
    Released: September 01, 2011[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About 4/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[6]
The Phoenix 4/4 stars[7]
RapReviews (8/10)[8]
URB MAG 4/5 stars[9]

Cats & Dogs is the second studio album by American rapper Evidence, his first release since signing with the Minneapolis based label Rhymesayers, released on September 27, 2011. The album won 2011 HHUG Best Album of the Year award.[10]

Trivia[edit]

  • The follow-up to Evidence's solo debut The Weatherman LP.
  • Recording for the album began in 2008.
  • The first single from the album, To Be Continued..., was not initially intended to be included on the album, but due to a positive response upon its leak by DJ Premier on Sirius' HipHopNation,[11] the song was included.
  • An interesting point about the track list is that there is no track 13. Ev speaks on it: "There is no track 13 on purpose. The first line of To Be Continued starts “10 commandments, 24 hours, the 13th floor was missing from the towers.” The Masons, any buildings built by them leave the 13th floor out. 13 is not just a lucky number, but an unlucky number too. People use it both ways. For me to leave it [the 13th track] blank and then explain why in the first line of the next track [To Be Continued] to me is genius. I don’t think there’s ever been a missing 13th track on an album, ever."

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 64 on the Billboard 200 with 7,700 copies sold in its first week.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "The Liner Notes" (feat. Aloe Blacc) The Alchemist 2:27
2. "Strangers"   Twiz The Beat Pro 4:09
3. "The Red Carpet" (feat. Raekwon & Ras Kass) The Alchemist 4:45
4. "It Wasn't Me"   Rahki, Daniel "Danny Keyz" Tannenbaum (Add.) 3:26
5. "I Don't Need Love"   Evidence, Khrysis (add.) 3:00
6. "You"   DJ Premier 4:18
7. "God Bless that Man" (Interlude)   0:50
8. "Fame" (feat. Roc Marciano & Prodigy) Charli Brown Beatz 4:09
9. "James Hendrix" (Evidence & The Alchemist as "Step Brothers") The Alchemist 3:38
10. "Late for the Sky" (feat. Slug & Aesop Rock) Sid Roams, Ethan Browne (add.), Evidence (add.) 5:37
11. "Crash"   The Alchemist 2:42
12. "Where You Come From?" (feat. Rakaa, Lil' Fame & Termanology) The Alchemist 4:34
13. "..."     0:04
14. "To Be Continued..."   Sid Roams 3:13
15. "Falling Down"   Rahki 4:15
16. "Well Runs Dry" (feat. Krondon) Sid Roams 4:42
17. "The Epilogue"   DJ Premier 3:10
18. "Sleep Deprivation" (iTunes bonus track) The Alchemist 3:25
19. "Good Times" (iTunes bonus track) Statik Selektah 4:03
20. "Same Folks" (Bonus track) (feat. Fashawn) DJ Babu 4:40

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