Dilated Peoples

Profile:
Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu 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" that was never released (1995), 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. Its second set, 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."

The group's third album, Neighborhood Watch, was released in 2004 and debuted at #55 on USA's Billboard 200 Albums Chart. In addition to the Kanye West-produced single "This Way," it featured the single "Who's Who?" which was also included as a track on the Need for Speed: Underground and SSX 3 soundtracks. It peaked at #35 on the UK Singles Chart.

The groups latest installment, 20/20, was released in 2006; the debut single, "Back Again", was featured on the Fight Night Round 3 soundtrack. This was the third EA Games Soundtrack on which the group has been featured. "Back Again" is also featured on Sony's MLB 06: The Show. 20/20 was the group's "farewell" album on Capitol Records, ending an increasingly frustrating four album contract, which restricted the group's solo careers.
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Albums

none, none Dilated Peoples - Imagery, Battlehymns, & Political Poetry  album art Dilated Peoples Imagery, Battlehymns, & Political Poetry (Cass, Album, Promo) Immortal Records (3), Epic none, none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Dilated Peoples - The Platform album art Dilated Peoples The Platform (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records none UK 2000 Sell This Version
EXPAND2 Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team album art Dilated Peoples Expansion Team (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EXPAND2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Dilated Peoples - Neighborhood Watch album art Dilated Peoples Neighborhood Watch (Album) Capitol Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
094634809726 Dilated Peoples - 20/20 album art Dilated Peoples 20/20 (Album) Capitol Records 094634809726 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
none Dilated Peoples - Dilated Steady (20/20 Official Mixtape) album art Strong Arm Steady / Dilated Peoples Strong Arm Steady / Dilated Peoples - Dilated Steady (20/20 Official Mixtape)(CDr, Mixtape) Shadyville, Heavyweights Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
RSE0183-1, RSE183-1 Dilated Peoples - Directors Of Photography album art Dilated Peoples Directors Of Photography (Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment, Rhymesayers Entertainment RSE0183-1, RSE183-1 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ABB1002 Dilated Peoples - Third Degree album art Dilated Peoples Third Degree ABB Records ABB1002 US 1997 Sell This Version
ABB1004 Dilated Peoples - Work The Angles / The Main Event / Triple Optics album art Dilated Peoples Work The Angles / The Main Event / Triple Optics ABB Records ABB1004 US 1998 Sell This Version
BAX5002 Dilated Peoples - Front Street / Counter Parts album art Swollen Members Featuring Dilated Peoples Swollen Members Featuring Dilated Peoples - Front Street / Counter Parts Battle Axe Records BAX5002 US 1999 Sell This Version
RRE002-01 Dilated Peoples - Basics / Music, Money And Women album art Dilated Peoples Feat. Defari / Barber Shop Emcee's* Dilated Peoples Feat. Defari / Barber Shop Emcee's* - Basics / Music, Money And Women Rah Rah Entertainment RRE002-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
RRE005-01 Dilated Peoples - Basics (Remix) / Word Perfect album art Dilated Peoples / Styles Of Beyond Dilated Peoples / Styles Of Beyond - Basics (Remix) / Word Perfect Rah Rah Entertainment RRE005-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
ABB1006 Dilated Peoples - Rework The Angles / Guaranteed (12 Inch Mix) / Work The Angles (Remix) album art Dilated Peoples Rework The Angles / Guaranteed (12 Inch Mix) / Work The Angles (Remix) ABB Records ABB1006 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Dilated Peoples - Rappers, Rappers, Rappers 12 For 10 / Strength album art Aceyalone / Dilated Peoples Aceyalone / Dilated Peoples - Rappers, Rappers, Rappers 12 For 10 / Strength(12") Full Frequency none US 1999 Sell This Version
72438-89572-7-4 Dilated Peoples - No Retreat album art Dilated Peoples No Retreat (Maxi) ABB Records 72438-89572-7-4 US 2000 Sell This Version
ABB-1 Dilated Peoples - The Platform (Erik Sermon Remix) / Weed V. Beer album art Dilated Peoples The Platform (Erik Sermon Remix) / Weed V. Beer(12", Ltd, Promo) ABB Records ABB-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
CDCLDJ 819 Dilated Peoples - The Platform album art Dilated Peoples The Platform (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records CDCLDJ 819 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
EXPAND 01 Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team Sampler album art Dilated Peoples Expansion Team Sampler Capitol Records EXPAND 01 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
ABB1035-1 Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes To Worst / Target Practice album art Dilated Peoples Worst Comes To Worst / Target Practice (Single) ABB Records ABB1035-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
ABB 1039-1 Dilated Peoples - Live On Stage / Clockwork album art Dilated Peoples Live On Stage / Clockwork(12") ABB Records ABB 1039-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
DPRO 7087 6 15987 2 8 Dilated Peoples - College Radio EP album art Dilated Peoples College Radio EP(CD, EP, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO 7087 6 15987 2 8 US 2001 Sell This Version
OJZ 1001 Dilated Peoples - Certified Official album art Dilated Peoples Certified Official(12") Official Jointz Recordings OJZ 1001 US 2002 Sell This Version
ABB1045-1 Dilated Peoples - Marathon album art Dilated Peoples Marathon ABB Records ABB1045-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
UA 3034-1 Dilated Peoples - Bullet Train album art Dilated Peoples Bullet Train(12") Up Above Records UA 3034-1 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
none Slum Village / Rakaa* & Babu Of Dilated Peoples Slum Village / Rakaa* & Babu Of Dilated Peoples - Da Villa / Speakin' The Truth(CDr, Single, Promo) Avatar none US 2003 Sell This Version