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Dilated Peoples

With just a few (mostly underground) releases, Dilated Peoples energized the rap underground in similar fashion to fellow West Coast crew Jurassic 5. The duo of Evidence and Rakaa came together in the mid-'90s, when they met at many of the same hip-hop shows; after deciding to start making tracks together, they formed Dilated Peoples. Once they added to the fold an excellent turntablist, DJ Babu of the Beat Junkies, Dilated Peoples recorded the singles "Third Degree" and "Work the Angles" for ABB Records. The latter became an underground hit via hip-hop radio and club play, prompting Dilated Peoples' signing to Capitol. The Platform followed in May 2000. The group's follow-up for Capitol, The Expansion Team, was released in late 2001 to positive reviews as well as a Top 40 placing, and the group hit the road the following March, touring with the film Scratch, a documentary about hip-hop DJs and turntablists. Neighborhood Watch followed in 2004. The loosely structured 20/20 was released in 2006 and featured guest appearances from Talib Kweli and reggae great Capleton. Solo projects from all three members kept the group separated until 2014, when they released the album Directors of Photography on the Rhymesayers label. ~ John Bush
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Directors Of Photography

1. Intro

2. Directors

3. Cut My Teeth

4. Defari Interlude

5. The Dark Room (Feat. Vince Staples)

6. Good As Gone

7. Show Me The Way (Feat. Aloe Blacc)

8. Figure It Out (Melvin's Theme)

9. Let Your Thoughts Fly Away

10. Century Of The Self (Feat. Catero)

11. @mrevidence Interlude

12. The Reversal

13. Opinions May Vary (Feat. Gangrene)

14. Trouble

15. L.A. River Drive (Feat. Sick Jacken)

16. The Bigger Picture (Feat. Krondon)

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Track List: Neighborhood Watch

1. Marathon

2. Neighborhood Watch

3. Tryin' To Breathe

4. Caffeine

5. Who's Who

6. Poisonous (feat. Devin The Dude)

7. Reach Us

8. Big Business

9. Love And War

10. 1580 (Skit)

11. World On Wheels

12. Closed Session (feat. Defari, Phil Da Agony, Planet Asia)

13. This Way (feat. Kanye West)

14. DJ Babu In Deep Concentration

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Track List: Expansion Team (Explicit)

1. Live On Stage

2. Worst Comes To Worst

3. Clockwork

4. Trade Money

5. Heavy Rotation

6. Self Defense

7. Phil Da Agony Interlude

8. Proper Propaganda

9. Dilated Junkies

10. Panic

11. Pay Attention

12. Night Life

13. War

14. Hard Hitters

15. Defari Interlude

16. Expansion Team Theme

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Track List: The Platform

1. So May I Introduce to You

2. The Platform

4. Guaranteed

6. The Main Event

7. Service

8. Ear Drums Pop

9. Years In The Making

10. Annihilation

11. Expanding Man

12. The Last Line Of Defense

13. Triple Optics

15. Work the Angles

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Track List: 20/20 (Explicit)

2. Back Again

3. You Can't Hide, You Can't Run

4. Alarm Clock Music

5. Olde English

7. Another Sound Mission

9. The Eyes Have It

10. Satellite Radio

12. The One And Only

13. 20/20

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Track List: Good As Gone (Single)

6. Good As Gone

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Track List: Show Me The Way (Single)

1. Show Me The Way (Feat. Aloe Blacc)

2. Show Me The Way (Feat. Aloe Blacc)

3. Show Me The Way (Instrumental Version)

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Who is dilated peoples...
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One of my favorite hip hop crews ever!! Soul Assassin crew forever the peoples,cypr e s s hill,house of pain,killa rhyme kliq,funkdoo b i e s t tha s**t! !
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Don't read this because it actual works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life.however if you don't post it this you will die in two days.now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and you lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it work
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"Dilated Peoples" is a refreshing sound emerging from the seemingly endless sea of the 'Black and Gray'
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Yep Pandora is the best you can mark your songs and sometimes don't even have to remember who did or the name I live on it
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The words I disperse are here to feed minds
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yousospecial 5 0 1
DOES EVERYBODY LOVE THE MUSIC ON PANDORA OR WHAT !!
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SHARP AND PRECISE. THAT'S A DANGEROUS MAN, HE SPEAKS WITH HIS HANDS
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SHARP AND PRECISE, THATS A DANGEROUS MAN, HE SPEAKS WITH HIS HANDS
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The fo sho Bo LoBo, The open Eye. Dilated. WestCoast. SoCal.
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This Way...this is my jam! Love Dilated Peoples
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I met these guys back in 2000 at the Gavin convention in SF. I couldn't stop listening to them. This is real hip-hop.
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Which people's, Dilated?
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echevarriaj7 7
ILI this beat

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EV+Rakaa+Bab u = I L L
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.....EV.....
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EV = illviSion
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E V ....boiii
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Nice sound !!!
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seshns.jgjg
Your arms are to small to slap box with God .
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common dropped the sense ta get tha dlr$
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oldcoolness
third song ive herd by dialted peoples great stuff
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I like
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New shhh.... Real Dope!
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Jaw use commented
3 years ago
Nice 52
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Hahahah this guy ��
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jerry_bellon
I detest that type of no music! Keep it away from me please
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DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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Can't f**k with Dilated! How many sick a** beats and lyrics do they have?and to top it all off they have a DJ from the legendary Beat Junkies...Ev is too sick.
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Srsly stupid hi tec vids always turning left dressing flashy Adidas what a bunch of f*gs this is the tru real s**t
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we believe that which will change us. we act and change comes. and if we listen to music that moves us.... then hopefully, the movement will turn into momentum.. which will come again full circle. copy and paste that... i dare you to grow...
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Old school will always rule
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cheesutin
check out the album Lord Steppington by Step Brothers (Evidence and Alchemist)
hot s**t!
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Thay dont make music like this no more i cant say that it all underground
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Kindness for Weakness by Dilated Peoples...is the truth!!!
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BABU!!!!!!!! !
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Word
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Dont read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on atleast 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works!
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Slick is back check the ryme
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any one else notice on worst comes to worst lyrics they got evidence and iriscience mixed up on the verses lol. I could write these a lot better than they do
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DP pure hip hop...where lyrics ride over sick beats!!!! Salute!!!!
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follow if you think this song is beast
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Lyrics are wrong
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MY people come first
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Worst comes to worst Dilated people come first
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