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The Platform [PA]


  • 1. So May I Introduce to You
    2. Platform, The
    3. No Retreat - (featuring B Real)
    4. Guaranteed
    5. Right On - (featuring Tha Alkaholiks)
    6. Main Event, The
    7. Service
    8. Ear Drums Pop
    9. Years in the Making
    10. Annihilation
    11. Expanding Man
    12. Last Line of Defense, The
    13. Triple Optics
    14. Shape of Things to Come, The - (featuring Aceyalone)
    15. Work the Angles
    16. Ear Drums - (Remix, remix, featuring Planet Asia/Defari/White E. Ford/Phil Da Agony)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5233102

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Dilated Peoples: Evidence, Rakaa, DJ Babu.
    Additional personnel includes: Everlast, B-Real, Tha Alkaholiks, Aceyalone, Defari, Planet Asia, Phil Da Agony.
    Producers include: The Alchemist, Evidence, E-Swift, Joey Chavez, Babu.
    Engineers include: Kurt Matlin, Sean Freehill, Djinji Brown.
    Recorded at Threshold Studios, Santa Monica, California; Audio X, Burbank, California; D & D Studios, New York, New York; Can Am Studios, Tarzana, California.
    Dilated Peoples: Evidence, Rakaa, DJ Babu.
    Additional personnel includes: Everlast, B-Real, Tha Alkaholiks, Aceyalone, Defari, Planet Asia, Phil Da Agony.
    Producers include: The Alchemist, Evidence, E-Swift, Joey Chavez, Babu.
    Engineers include: Kurt Matlin, Sean Freehill, Djinji Brown.
    Recorded at Threshold Studios, Santa Monica, California; Audio X, Burbank, California; D & D Studios, New York, New York; Can Am Studios, Tarzana, California.
    Personnel: Planet Asia (vocals); DJ Babu, DJ Revolution (scratches).
    Audio Mixers: DJ Babu; Anton Puchansky; Sean Freehill.
    Recording information: Audio X, Burbank, CA; Can Am Studios, Tarzana, CA; D&D Studios, New York, NY; Threshold Studios, Santa Monica, CA.
    Gaining popularity within the underground hip-hop scene, Dilated Peoples drop their debut major label album, PLATFORM on Capitol Records. Filled with gritty beats and laced with mic skills, PLATFORM is a debut that grabs the listener's attention from the first play.
    Songs like "The Platform," "Guaranteed," and "Ear Drums Pop" are pure hip-hop heaven. Joining Dilated on PLATFORM are B Real ("No Retreat"), and Tha Alkoholics ("Right On"). Beats from mad scientists like The Alchemist, Evidence, T-Ray and E-Swift keep the tracks flowin'. Some of the other cuts that shine on this winning debut are "The Main Event," "Annihilation," and "The Last Line of Defense." Make sure you check out the remix to "Ear Drums Pop," which is a hot posse cut that features White E. Ford, Defari, Planet Asia & Phil Tha Agony.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (5/26/00, p.74) - "...Some sharp major-label geometry. The rhythm matrix between rappers Evidence and Rakaa/Iriscience and Beat Junkie DJ Babu is a textbook for how to build turntablism trickery into bona fide songs..." - Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly (5/26/00, p.74) - "...Some sharp major-label geometry. The rhythm matrix between rappers Evidence and Rakaa/Iriscience and Beat Junkie DJ Babu is a textbook for how to build turntablism trickery into bona fide songs..." - Rating: B+
    Q (8/00, pp.97-8) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Sits comfortably between the party-heart, old skool shape-throwing of Jurassic 5 and the darker weedscapes of Cypress Hill..."
    Q (8/00, pp.97-8) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Sits comfortably between the party-heart, old skool shape-throwing of Jurassic 5 and the darker weedscapes of Cypress Hill..."
    Alternative Press (7/00, p.90) - 3 out of 5 - "...The beats are all around head-nodders, to be savored by backpacker and jeep-rider alike....touching on subjects...most chart-hitting artists leave in the notebooks once the champagne starts flowing."
    Alternative Press (7/00, p.90) - 3 out of 5 - "...The beats are all around head-nodders, to be savored by backpacker and jeep-rider alike....touching on subjects...most chart-hitting artists leave in the notebooks once the champagne starts flowing."
    The Wire (4/00, p.68) - "...[They've] translated their freight yard aerosol rivalry into dual air assault....Regarding LA HipHop, Dilated is more about King Tee's swagger than Jamie Jupiter or G Funk....DJ Babu cuts syllables within 12 inches of their short-breathed lives..."
    The Wire (4/00, p.68) - "...[They've] translated their freight yard aerosol rivalry into dual air assault....Regarding LA HipHop, Dilated is more about King Tee's swagger than Jamie Jupiter or G Funk....DJ Babu cuts syllables within 12 inches of their short-breathed lives..."
    Mixmag (6/00, p.169) - 4 out of 5 - "...a 17-strong selection of neck-jerk classics that will morph from the club to the lounge as smoothly as a smoothie..."
    Mixmag (6/00, p.169) - 4 out of 5 - "...a 17-strong selection of neck-jerk classics that will morph from the club to the lounge as smoothly as a smoothie..."
    CMJ (4/24/00, p.30) - "...Armed with grooves that rival any East Coast beatminer on the Lyrical Lounge circuit, these artists boast, toast and roast their competition....The bomb? Guess again, sucka. This...is nuclear."
    CMJ (4/24/00, p.30) - "...Armed with grooves that rival any East Coast beatminer on the Lyrical Lounge circuit, these artists boast, toast and roast their competition....The bomb? Guess again, sucka. This...is nuclear."
    The Source (6/00, pp.224-6) - 3 mics out of 5 - "...Proves that the backpacker scene is alive and kickin'....will undoubtedly gain the respect both the backpacker and the back-alley thugs alike....containing highly melodic beats....offering quite a few impressive joints..."
    The Source (6/00, pp.224-6) - 3 mics out of 5 - "...Proves that the backpacker scene is alive and kickin'....will undoubtedly gain the respect both the backpacker and the back-alley thugs alike....containing highly melodic beats....offering quite a few impressive joints..."
    Rap Pages (7/00, p.46) - "...Sends a clear signal that the West Coast underground has arrived on the larger scene....it's evident that heads had better start checking for Dilated Peoples..."
    Rap Pages (7/00, p.46) - "...Sends a clear signal that the West Coast underground has arrived on the larger scene....it's evident that heads had better start checking for Dilated Peoples..."
    NME (Magazine) (6/3/00, p.40) - 6 out of 10 - "...They outline their charitable plans for world domination with Daisy Age rhetoric and intermittently distracting turntablism....proving they possess the necessary verbal skills..."
    NME (Magazine) (6/3/00, p.40) - 6 out of 10 - "...They outline their charitable plans for world domination with Daisy Age rhetoric and intermittently distracting turntablism....proving they possess the necessary verbal skills..."
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