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Dilated Peoples: Directors Of Photography

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  • Digipack w/ Gold-Foil Stamped Pocket
  • 20 Full Color Photo Inserts + Full Album Lyrics

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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.

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1. Intro
Producers: Evidence (of Dilated Peoples); Babu (of Beat Junkies + Dilated Peoples)
2. Directors
Producer: Evidence (of Dilated Peoples)
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3. Cut My Teeth
Producer: Alchemist
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4. Defari Interlude
Producer: Evidence (of Dilated Peoples)
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5. The Dark Room
featuring Vince Staples
Producers: Evidence (of Dilated Peoples); Twiz The Beat Pro
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6. Good As Gone
Producer: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
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7. Show Me The Way
featuring Aloe Blacc (of Emanon)
Producer: Jake One
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8. Figure It Out (Melvin's Theme) (Scratchalude)
Producer: Babu (of Beat Junkies + Dilated Peoples)
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9. Let Your Thoughts Fly Away
Producer: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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10. Century Of The Self
featuring Catero
Producer: Oh No
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11. @mrevidence Interlude
Producer: Evidence (of Dilated Peoples)
12. The Reversal
Producer: Babu (of Beat Junkies + Dilated Peoples)
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13. Opinions May Vary
featuring Gangrene (Alchemist + Oh No)
Producer: Babu (of Beat Junkies + Dilated Peoples)
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14. Trouble
Producers: Evidence (of Dilated Peoples); Bravo (of Sid Roams)
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15. L.A. River Drive
featuring Sick Jacken (of The Psycho Realm)
Producer: Alchemist
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16. The Bigger Picture
featuring Krondon (of Strong Arm Steady)
Producer: 9th Wonder
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Total Comments: 36
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2015 11:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.163.245)
Location: az
Comment: Mane DP still got it these boyz flow like water. How many groups u know that can take a break for 8 years and neva miss a beat!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/11/2015 8:13:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: NC
Comment: I give this a solid 4 stars. The album starts off very strong. I love the singles they released as well as outside contributions from Jake One, Diamond D, and Premo on production as well as Aloe and the rising Vince Staples on the hooks. I feel like this album does taper off a little after track 10. Tracks 11-13 aren't bad but I feel like they don't keep the momentum going from the first half of the album. Overall, it's great to see them put out new material again!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/1/2015 7:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .2.238.152)
Location: uk
Comment: I liked it, much better than their previous album which was downright awful. There are a couple of duds but I have to say I liked it.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2014 11:32:00 AM; Partial IP: .249.56.86)
Location: u.k.
Comment: A very hit & miss album.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/31/2014 8:31:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Flint Town
Comment: Change has to come, but originality takes its place, I thought boom bap was about lyricism not the beat haters? EV and Rakaa displayed that on this joint. That Bigger Picture 9th produced is a banger, I enjoyed 2014 Dilated!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/16/2014 5:04:00 AM; Partial IP: 186.228.95)
Location: U.K.
Comment: This is very mediocre, only a couple of tracks that I was really feeling. Even the Premier track is nothing special.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 10/11/2014 11:38:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: canada
Comment: I had expected much more, I didn't find any special sound here.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 9/11/2014 4:44:00 PM; Partial IP: .140.0.253)
Location: USA
Comment: Only one track worth listening is the one produced by DJ Premier and some hard ass lines by EV.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/5/2014 11:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 192.62.227)
Location: RI
Comment: There are a few dope tracks here and there, but overall, this LP was a disappointment. I had high expectations for this LP, but most of the production on some tracks were subpar including the Premo beat.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2014 2:20:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: italy
Comment: Jahzee says bullsh.. All the Dilated albums have lots of producers and guests. Most of the Dilated fans are stuck in the past. They don't enjoy nothing, just thinking to the first albums.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2014 2:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 217.22.223)
Location: LA
Comment: Really like this one! Dilated still got it. A lot of people hate on the production but I think that's what stands out the most. The Evidence tracks are banging, Diamond D, 9th...and the Oh No track is fire! The Babu tracks disappointed a bit, only because he is a beast and definitely could have picked a coupled different beats. And the Premo joint is obviously ridiculous. Rakaa and Ev can still flow, dope Babu cuts on almost every track, cop it.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2014 12:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 75.122.158)
Location: B-Town MT
Comment: You can' compare to the last few albums but still good to have in rotation some new material I'm glad to hear.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/24/2014 12:32:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: e eleven
Comment: They got too much outside help, nothing fresh. Alchemist got lazy on here.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/24/2014 6:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 42.226.226)
Location: London
Comment: I would rate it with 3 stars but there are too many people rating it with 5 stars so I have to give it 2 stars to keep the balance. Otherwise people would think it's one of their best albums... In my opinion this is one of the worst Dilated People albums and I blame the beats for that. In my humble opinion some beats are nice (but not great) but most of them are sub-par and not the typical Dilated People sound we all love.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/23/2014 9:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 208.134.97)
Location: IllTown to RichTown NJ. to VA.
Comment: A much needed BREATH OF FRESH AIR!!! Beautiful music, hands down.. Hip-Hop needs more & more of this right now!! A definite HATS OFF to Dilated Peoples for blessing us with such a PERFECT CLASSIC. Congrats to you guys!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2014 8:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .45.230.69)
Location: irvington n.j
Comment: The album is actually great and is unskippable. It can easily be one of the top 5 albums this year.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/17/2014 4:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 88.172.177)
Location: Manchester
Comment: Dilated Peoples are back again. Pretty good album and I am quite impressed to be honest. This is an easy 4 stars.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/17/2014 4:24:00 PM; Partial IP: .223.72.80)
Location: South Central Los Angeles
Comment: Album is pretty good. I'm glad Dilated is still up their doing thing, but we all know their sh*t back in the day was GREAT.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2014 10:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 165.38.208)
Location: PA Native
Comment: Album is FIRE. Let Your Thoughts Fly Away is too sick. Production is on time and reminiscent of the yesteryears with an updated twist.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2014 4:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.252.171)
Location: los angeles,ca
Comment: Real boom bap sh*t. Love the joint the bigger Picture produced by 9th Wonder, dope beats and dope lyrics.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2014 9:07:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Thunder Bay
Comment: The last track bangs like some good old 9th wonder sh*t, love that joint.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2014 4:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 155.68.161)
Location: uk
Comment: The muthafunkin man is right, the beats are poor apart from the Premo track.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2014 6:33:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Ya Sister's Shower
Comment: Once again…you can't trust you muthaf*ckas in the comment section. 5??? A five? Huh?? Other than a couple tracks, the production is honestly not that good! Every single other Dilated album has better beats than this. C'mon son. The Preemo track is bananas, obviously, but the rest? Average at best. Definitely a disappointment.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2014 7:47:00 AM; Partial IP: .183.34.77)
Location: Padre Island, TX
Comment: Some definite bangers on this. Solid attempt here.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2014 10:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 209.103.53)
Location: CHICAGO
Comment: Dilated is back, you can listen to this album from front to back and find a consistent sound. True the sounds are not all boom bap, but it's still dope music. The guest production and MC's shine and mesh well. The packaging is really dope, cop that. Ev, Rakaa and Babs SHINE on this.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2014 5:33:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Memphis TN
Comment: First listen and I wasn't feeling it. Overall production is a bit "flatter" than I prefer but it is very crisp and clear. Lyrics on point. Good album especially compared to what's out now and that means a lot been some heat this year Watson & Holmes, new Statik Selektah is gonna murder too, plus many others. Overall solid album but yes I agree older stuff is much better. BTW, seen these guys live recently and a few years back in Amsterdam. They KILL it live.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2014 12:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.135.198)
Location: Vegas
Comment: Not feeling this album, the beats are that bad no boom bap very flat production. With 16 songs I may have liked 4 beats. The lyrics are cool but just because you like an artist don't be afraid to call them out. This has almost zero replay value, I just saw them in concert and it was good but even the Premier beat is weak. This is by far their worst album. Very disappointed.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2014 10:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .98.71.220)
Location: phila
Comment: I respect your opinion, but the only song I don't like is "Figure It Out (Melvin's Theme)", otherwise a straight listen for me. Well produced.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2014 10:01:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: London, UK
Comment: For me this album is a great return from Dilated Peoples, I think the production is on point over the whole album and Iris & Evidence as usual are nice over the beats. A welcome return to true hip hop sounds with this release and you got to give them props for keeping it fresh as these last two years have been really poor for indie hip hop in my opinion. Dare I say it, but a contender for Album of the Year, yep it's that good!
Name: (Posted: 8/11/2014 9:50:00 AM; Partial IP: 183.26.166)
Location: T Dot
Comment: Always loved Dilated, but there's just too many throw away tracks that I'm not digging, I only cop if I can listen straight through and sadly this doesn't do it. The couple of computer and soulless tracks just don't vibe, lyrics are on point though. If it's a straight listen for you then snatch it up!
Name: (Posted: 8/8/2014 6:47:00 PM; Partial IP: .215.17.18)
Location: Worcester
Comment: Heard it on Pandora it's dope very consistent worth the money.
Name: (Posted: 8/2/2014 9:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 45.135.167)
Location: milton kenyes uk
Comment: Are you sure it's produced by DJ Premier? Should be a banger!
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2014 1:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.132.144)
Location: KALi
Comment: I can't believe I missed the Word Of Mouth Tour Reunion, I remember vividly I attended the tour in 2000 at the Filmore in SF I was 21 and that night was young, Babs the turntablist really holds it down...lots of inspiration for all turntablists, Rakaa Zulu (peace Ahki) and Ev...and always been a fan since they were on ABB records. They keep doin it and hopefully they won't stop.
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2014 4:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 151.250.21)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: So glad and relieved to see that this great crew hasn't split up after a 9 year hiatus? Anyway I'm really pumped for this!
Name: (Posted: 6/23/2014 1:52:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Comment: Loved these guys since day one! Their 1st single with Premo is what I expected from them "FIRE". This LP gonna make my year, and I'm too excited to hear the rest of the LP! I give the LP 5 stars before listening to it!
Name: (Posted: 6/22/2014 10:43:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Pa
Comment: This actually sounds really good. I stopped paying attention after Expansion Team because I didn't like Neighborhood Watch. From the video and the song, this album could be awesome!
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