The Layover EP

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The Layover EP
The Layover EP.jpg
EP by Evidence
Released November 25, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 34:34
Label Decon Records
Producer The Alchemist, Evidence, Khrysis, DJ Babu, Sid Roams
Evidence chronology
The Weatherman LP
The Layover EP
Cats & Dogs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[3]

The Layover EP is the first EP by Dilated Peoples member Evidence, released on November 25, 2008 by Decon.


The idea for The Layover EP originally came about while he was on tour with Little Brother. It was originally going to be a 5 track release produced entirely by North Carolina producer Khrysis for free download. He later decided to up the ante and make it an official release.[4] Evidence cites Ice Cube's Kill at Will, Pete Rock & CL Smooth's All Souled Out and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Creepin on ah Come Up as influences for the project, mini LP's that served an eager fan base with enduring, concentrated, filler-free product.

DJ Premier ranked the album 2nd in his top 20 albums of 2008 list.

In the video for "The Far Left" when The Alchemist says "To the atmosphere so I can really find out" he holds up a drawing of a slug and an ant. This is a reference to the hip hop group Atmosphere, which consist of rapper Slug and producer Ant.

The Layover Mixtape[edit]

In addition with the release of The Layover EP, Evidence collaborated with DJ Skee to produce The Layover Mixtape which was available on Evidence's Myspace for free download. Other collaborators featured on the mixtape include Defari, Bishop Lamont, Chace Infinite, Dilated Peoples, U-N-I, Big Pooh, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Mickey Factz, Theo, Kes Kaos, Phonte, Montage One, Mitchy Slick, Big Twin, Diz Gibran, Stylistik Jones, Krondon, Rakaa Iriscience, as well as Crooked I. The mixtape track listing varies with songs from The Layover EP, commercial tracks that Evidence rapped over, and Dilated Peoples' Fresh Rhymes and Videotape EP.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer Samples Time
1 "The Layover" Khrysis 2:57
2 "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (feat. Phonte, Blu, Khrysis 4:28
3 "So Fresh (Step Brothers)" (feat. The Alchemist) The Alchemist 4:00
4 "Solitary Confinement" (feat. Krondon) Sid Roams 3:02
5 "Don't Hate" (feat. Defari) Evidence 3:58
6 "My Favorite Part of Traveling" (Interlude) 1:25
7 "The Far Left" (feat. The Alchemist, Fashawn) The Alchemist
  • "A Song for Suzanne" by Styx
8 "Rain or Shine" DJ Babu 3:28
9 "To Be Determined" (feat. Elzhi, Aloe Blacc) The Alchemist

Images (Chapter One) by Saga

10 "The Cold Weather" Evidence

"Stress" by Nemesis


Chart history[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 27