Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five Week Ending 10:28:11
1) Evidence Cats & Dogs (Rhymesayers Ent.)
2) Murs Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation (DD172)
3) People Under The Stairs Highlighter (Piecelock 70)
4) Exile 4 Trk Mind (Soulspazam/Fat Beats)
5) Freestyle Fellowship The Promise (Decon)
Thanks to Ray Ricky Rivera at the Hollywood Amoeba store for this week's hip-hop top five chart which, you will notice upon closer examination, features exclusively acts from the SoCal store's surrounding area. As Rivera has told me in the past LA area customers have traditionally been highly supportive of their homegrown hip-hop talent. This week those talents include the LA producer/emcee Evidence who first came to fame as part of Dilated Peoples and who recently connected with the respected Mid West Rhymesayers Entertainment label who have released his highly recommended new Cats & Dogs album. LA's Murs, the Living Legends star who for a time lived in the Bay Area, is getting positive feedback all over for his latest release - a collab with Ski Beatz, Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation including down in New Orleans where, just before the album's October 11th release date, he did a unique promo for the new release on DD172 as seen in video clip below.