Dilated Peoples - The Platform (2xLP)
Anticipation was high for the release of the debut album from Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. (Of the influential turntablist collective Beat Junkies.) When The Platform arrived in May of 2000 it was met with critical and underground acclaim, as well as affording Dilated Peoples their first Billboard chartings. It featured a back-to-basics sound with a heavy debt to the old-school hip-hop ethos, the kind of sound that harkened back to the early days of legends like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Hits like No Retreat and The Platform were bolstered by Evidence & Rakaas subtle, abstract wit, and swift, adroit wordplay, while DJ Babu provided production chops and dextrous scratches. On The Platform the trio were joined by the likes of B-Real, Tha Alkoholiks, Everlast, Planet Asia, and many more providing guest vocals, while boasting guest production from The Alchemist & Kut Masta Kurt, among others. This classic album is now back in print on standard black vinyl.
So May I Introduce You
The Main Event
Ear Drums Pop
Years In The Making
The Last Line Of Defense
The Shape Of Things To Come
Work The Angles
Ear Drums Pop (Remix)
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