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10 January, 2011 4:54 pm

Sampling The Beatles for the purposes of hip-hop sounds like a great idea. If you listen closely to something like Sgt. Pepper’s, you’ll find some amazingly raw beats. Their music is so transcendent and hip-hop is so nimble in its ability to absorb musical influences from any genre, it seems like a perfect marriage. Perhaps [cont.]

11 December, 2010 9:39 am

Evidence planned to release this Fab Four inspired EP on his birthday, but the whole thing got leaked a little earlier than he wanted. Luckily he’s a good sport and rolls with the punches. Stay classy, innanet. Guest shots from Rakaa, Oh No, Alchemist, and Fashawn. And oh yeah, the next Dilated Peoples LP will [cont.]

19 October, 2010 4:47 am

Copywrite’s “Three Story Building” featuring Dilated Peoples and MF Grimm is from his upcoming sophomore album “Life and Times of Peter Nelson” which will be released by Man Bites Dog Records on 11/16/2010. LISTEN: Copywrite – “Three Story Building” (feat. Dilated Peoples + MF Grimm) (MP3) Copywrite – “Three Story Building” (feat. Dilated Peoples + [cont.]

26 July, 2010 2:37 am

For the most part, the three members of Dilated Peoples are looked at as equal talents. For the most part, that is. Evidence has his strengths as both a dope producer and clever emcee, while Babu touts his talents as a deejay as well as a beat machine. Rakaa, however, has had to rely solely [cont.]

21 July, 2010 8:11 pm

Dilated’s Rakaa made his solo debut this week on Decon Records with Crown Of Thorns. The label is still offering the deluxe pre-order packages including an autographed CD, t-shirt, sticker, poster, and an immediate MP3 download of “Aces High”. Check out DeconRecords.Com for more info.

14 July, 2010 1:38 am

In “When You Rock & Roll,” emcees Cookbook, Uno Mas, and Evidence take turns giving heartfelt renditions of their own struggles with life as an artist; the ups-and-downs, successes and failures that come with being a musician staying true to their art. The song begins with a sample, “How much can you get for your [cont.]

14 July, 2010 1:03 am

Official video for “Delilah” from Rakaa’s upcoming solo debut album, Crown Of Thorns available everywhere on 7/20 via Decon. “Delilah” was produced by Evidence, video directed by Yoram Benz.

8 June, 2010 4:26 pm

Dilated’s Rakka serves up the title track from forthcoming Decon Records solo debut. Featuring Mr. I Need A Dollar, Aloe Blacc, whom we’ve been hyping for years. LISTEN: Rakka – “Crown Of Thorns” (feat. Aloe Blacc) (MP3) Rakka – “Crown Of Thorns” (feat. Aloe Blacc) (MP3)

19 May, 2010 7:19 pm

El delivers the first single from his second LP with Polish production team The Returners, GP2: Nu World, due June 6th on Asfalt Records. Unfortunately, this is only available overseas, but the album will include additional collaborations with Treach (Naughty By Nature), Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah / Boot Camp Click), Doujah Raze, Rakka Iriscience (Dilated [cont.]

11 May, 2010 3:27 am

Evidence speaks with Hip-Hop Official about his second solo LP, Cats & Dogs, to be released later this year on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Confirmed guests include Raekwon and Mystic….

30 April, 2010 5:03 am

Rakaa’s tweeted today about the status of his solo album release Crown Of Thorns. No further details in regards to an official release date. In the meantime check out his live performance of “C.T.D.” in Amsterdam and of course “Delilah” .

7 April, 2010 11:38 pm

Here we go with one more track from the Cypress Hill album Rise Up. This track features Evidence and The Alchemist. Check it out below, the album is set for April 20th release date. LISTEN: Cypress Hill + Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) + The Alchemist – “Pass The Dutch”

6 April, 2010 10:33 am

Includes footage from: Murs & 9th Wonder, Tha Dogg Pound, Dilated Peoples, Jay Electronica, Raekwon, Ice Cube, Lady of Rage, Psycho Realm, People Under The Stairs, Tech 9ine, Freestyle Fellowship. More to come, check back for updates.

6 March, 2010 5:13 pm

Rakaa gives us another glimpse of the Crown Of Thorns LP, this time with “Connect The Dots”, as heard on Babu’s UStream performance this past week. Props for the first person to call that sample… Rakaa-Iriscience – “Connect The Dots (Radio Rip)” (MP3)

4 March, 2010 3:23 am

Babu debuted a new Iriscience cut on his UStream set last night, a track that may or not appear on his solo Crown Of Thorns LP. Produced by Evidence. Rakaa-Iriscience – “Delilah (Radio Rip)” (MP3)

12 March, 2007 12:00 am

To know a group from day one is a great feeling.  It’s the feeling I have about Dilated Peoples.  I was there when “Work the Angles” dropped, when Babu sliced the cuts so thin you could almost see through them.  I was there this last year when Capitol completely fouled up “20/20″ and as Evidence [cont.]

8 March, 2006 12:00 am

     In today’s day and age of dwindling quality in major label rap, Dilated Peoples are looked at as the last hope for fans of backpack rap, acting as one of the few true hip-hop groups still recording under contract with a large conglomerate - in this case, Capitol Records. They’ve shown progression in between each [cont.]

20 April, 2004 12:00 am

      Dilated Peoples have come a long way since their underground breakthrough theme song, ‘Work The Angles’, delivering their third effort (fourth if you count the shelved debut, Imagery, Battle Hymns, Political Poetry), Neighborhood Watch. While this latest LP sticks to the script for the most part, longtime fans may be a little sour over the [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

HHS: The Platform was a debut that was handled almost exclusively in-house.  Yet, Expansion Team, includes more contributions from artists outside the Dilated family, why the change? Rakka: Well, The Platform included allot more vocal collaborations. On the Expansion Team project Babu really stepped up his production game.  The people that we always work with [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

They are a crew that needs no introduction – the literal frontrunners of the independent hip-hop movement, and last purveyors of hip-hop culture through major label support, Dilated Peoples. The expansion team of Rakaa-Iriscience , Evidence , and DJ Babu has put in a year’s worth of work following last year’s debut, The Platform, delivering [cont.]

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