Evidence has taken a minute to drop his new album Cats & Dogs, but he promises it will land in stores by the end of summer. The Rhymesayers recording artist recently revealed that the album is finished and that in addition to producing a few cuts of his own, he has two tracks touting production from DJ Premier.

“Release date is really close and I have an album that’s done that I’m really proud of. It’s just I’ll know in a couple of days,” Ev told Parker Report’s Mr. Peter Parker. “The album’s done. I have two tracks from DJ Premier. That should be enough information.”

As for the album’s delay, he explained that it wasn’t a dry spell that kept him from putting out the follow-up to 2008’s The Layover EP. “The music wasn’t really the cause for delay. It was some personal shit in my life, and as a man, it could happen to anybody,” he continued. “The fact that I’m smiling and that I came out clean on the other end is a beautiful fucking thing and I can’t wait to see y’all.”

Ev previously told HipHopDX that the album will be a “monster.” “In the process, I learned a lot of things about myself this year and I made a monster record, I feel. It’s going to drop right on time, dropping at the end of summer. I’m going to do some big shows with Atmosphere, Rock the Bells and a couple things after that, which I’ll be announcing soon.”

[June 2]

UPDATE: The tracklist has been revealed for Evidence’s Cats & Dogs, dropping September 27th via Rhymesayers Entertainment.

1. The Liner Notes feat. Aloe Blacc
2. Strangers
3. The Red Carpet feat. Raekwon & Ras Kass
4. It Wasn’t Me
5. I Don’t Need Love
6. You
7. God Bless That Man
8. Fame feat. Roc Marciano & Prodigy
9. James Hendrix (Stepbrothers)
10. Late For The Sky feat. Slug & Aesop Rock
11. Crash
12. Where You Come From? feat. Rakaa, Lil Fame & Termanology
14. To Be Continued…
15. Falling Down
16. Well Runs Dry feat. Krondon
17. The Epilogue

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