Dilated Peoples is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. The group achieved notability in the underground hip hop community,although they have had little mainstream success in the US, with the exception of the song “This Way,” a 2004 collaboration with Kanye West and Xzibit appearing in the music video. They reached the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart with two tracks, “This Way” and “Worst Comes to Worst.”Their members include DJ Babu (producer/DJ), Evidence (emcee-producer) and Rakaa Iriscience (emcee).
Its members, DJ Babu from the DJ crew Beat Junkies; Evidence; and Rakaa joined together in 1992 and released “Third Degree” (1997) and “Work the Angles” (1998) on ABB Records, developing a solid fan base in the underground hip hop community. They had previously recorded an album titled Imagery, Battle Hymns & Political Poetry (1995) that was never released, although many fans still have it on bootlegged tapes. The group eventually signed with Capitol Records and released The Platform (2000) to more critical acclaim.
The second album, Expansion Team, was released in 2001 led by The Alchemist-produced “Worst Comes to Worst,” which utilized a vocal sample from Mobb Deep’s “Survival of the Fittest” and a musical sample from William Bell’s “I Forgot to be Your Lover”. Expansion Team debuted at #8 on the US Billboard R&B Albums chart and #36 on the Billboard 200. The group’s third album, Neighborhood Watch, was released in 2004 and debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200, selling 143,000 copies in the United States. In addition to the Kanye West produced single, “This Way,” it featured the singles “Who’s Who?” and “Sorry? OK”.
The fourth album, 20/20, was released in 2006.
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Firepower feat Capleton
You can’t run, you can’t hide
Hard hitters feat Black Thought
Center of attention
World on wheels
Rapid transit feat Kondron
Poisonous feat Devin The Dude
The main event
Work the angles
Love and war
Worse come to worst
Kindness for weakness feat Talib Kweli
This way feat Kanye West
The one and only feat Defari & Planet Asia & Phil Da Agony