(AllHipHop News) Rappers Dres and Jarobi are planning to release their collaborative album Evitan: Speed of Life this Friday (September 21).
Dres, who was once a member of famed Hip-Hop group Black Sheep, and Jarobi, former member of A Tribe Called Quest, decided to link together to form Evitan, which means "Native" backwards.
The longtime friends decided to work together as Jarobi was producing his own solo EP.
It was then, that A Tribe Called Quest group member Q-Tip suggested that Jarobi form a group with Dres of Black Sheep.
"The stakes are definitely higher now, because we’re wiser, smarter, fathers and we aim to constantly inspire. But we were in control from the very beginning, and free to take it to a whole other level," Dres told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
The revered rappers have lined up high-profile guest appearances for Speed of Life, which features artists like Sadat X, Craig G., Sandman, Bootsy Collins and Mobb Deep's Havoc.
Speed of Life delves into politics, and other relevant issues in the 21st century.
"We wanted to make music that was new, different, not the same old story," Jarobi said of the upcoming release.
Evitan is currently planning a worldwide concert tour in late 2012, that will feature Native Tongue artist Chi Ali, who was recently released from prison after serving 12 years for second degree murder.
For more information visit: www.evitan.net