To Make a Long Story Longer – Evidence

At 1:18 into this song, Evidence proclaims “but never been to therapy, for me that’s rap”. This line provides a simple yet astute reflection on how therapy can take many forms, and speaks specifically to the therapeutic power of rap/Hip-Hop . Evidence has stated in interviews that the album this song is on, “Weather or Not”, was written over a period of time in which his wife was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, just a few months after the birth of their first child. When understood in this context, the message becomes all the more poignant.