Dilated Peoples have released four acclaimed albums, toured extensively and enjoyed sustained success as solo artists. Now, after an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples returns with Directors Of Photography, the group's remarkable debut album under the Expansion Team/Rhymesayers Entertainment banner.
Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu's new collection demonstrates how the group has been able to remain loyal to its signature sound, style and sentiment while adding new and dramatic artistic wrinkles to its already-extensive musical repertoire.
With Directors Of Photography, Dilated Peoples shows it only improved during its hiatus, returning to a genre quick to dismiss veterans. ''I think the statement we made this time around is that the three of us are still here standing, making quality Hip Hop from our hearts,'' DJ Babu says. ''We never chased trends and we always stayed true to ourselves. Even with the changes in the music industry and the world, we still managed to stay cutting edge and classic and, in many ways, independent. This LP is very full circle for us.''
SELLING POINTS: * Features Aloe Blacc, Gangrene, Defari, Sick Jacken, Vince Staples, Krondon and Catero. * Features production by DJ Premier, Alchemist, Jake One, Diamond D, 9th Wonder, Oh No, Evidence, DJ Babu and Bravo. * Dilated Peoples first full length release since 2006. * Evidence has produced for Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Linkin Park and more. * Evidence is a Grammy Award winning producer for his work on Kanye West's College Dropout. * Total catalog sales of over 750,000. * Vinyl packaging includes full color gatefold jacket with spot gloss finish, double clear vinyl, full album lyrics and free digital download card.
TRACKLISTING: 01: Intro 02: Directors 03: Cut My Teeth 04: Defari Interlude 05: The Dark Room feat. Vince Staples 06: Good As Gone 07: Show Me The Way feat. Aloe Blacc 08: Figure It Out (Melvinâ€™s Theme) 09: 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