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Friday, Sep 12 2014 | 00:30
Image: 1591692 Clear Vinyl + download, gatefold, limited! feat. Aloe Blacc, Gangrene, Defari, Sick Jacken, Vince Staples, Krondon and Catero. Production by DJ Premier, Alchemist, Jake One, Diamond D, 9th Wonder, Oh No, Evidence, DJ Babu and Bravo.

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.''

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 (Melvin'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 Available from 22.08.2014
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