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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..."0.2680984

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Q (12/01, p.130) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Fluid and classy..."Alternative Press (1/02, pp.80-2) - 6 out of 10 - "...Dilate push their sound even further into two-turntables-and-a-microphone purism....The result is a more commanding presence overall..."Mixmag (12/01, p.63) - 3 out of 5 - "...A fluid mix of sounds backing kick-ass rhyhmes..."CMJ (10/15/01, p.6) - "...The trio has brought its post-modern, neo-old skool vibe to the next level..."Vibe (12/01, p.190) - 3 discs out of 5 - "...Offers plenty to entice: raw, battle-ready flows, DJ Babu's steady rhythms, and a complete disregard for fashion..."NME (Magazine) (11/3/01, p.34) - 7 out of 10 - "...Pure skills..."0.2680984

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Vibe (9/98, p.290) - "...Xzibit proves himself worthy....His ruff'n'rugged discourse meshes tightly with compelling, darkly lit tracks..."The Source (10/98, p.222) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...contains a scrupulous collection of songs....His voice reverberates with a husky gruff that's neither distracting nor annoying..."Rap Pages (10/98, p.121) - 4 (out of 5) - "...40 DAYZ AND 40 NIGHTS is reminiscent of Hip-Hop from the late '80s through early '90s and provides yet another triumph to represent visibility for the true MC..."0.2345861

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Spin (9/99, p.198) - 8 out of 10 - "...witty tracks enhance the verbs....Madlib's well-dug and cohesive production turns LP jabs into zingers..."Alternative Press (9/99, p.104) - 3 out of 5 - "...topnotch head-nod fodder for b-boys of any coast..."The Wire (7/99, p.66) - "...they 'break MCs on contact' by using the 'laws of Physics'....the production...is a killer..."Rap Pages (11/99, pp.160-2) - "...These cats...rock abstract rhymes on a search-and-destroy mission for sucka emcees over Madlib's breathtaking production....If you're looking for a prodigious assortment of beats with a straight-up chaser of rhymes...the Lootpack has the cure-all..." - Rating: C0.2345861

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Q (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is thoughtful, inventive hip hop from artists with something to say..."'0.2345861

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Spin (2/98, p.110) - "...compiles an ambitious collection of artists from the East and West Coast, the U.K., Germany and Japan..."0.2010738

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Q (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is thoughtful, inventive hip hop from artists with something to say..."'0.2010738

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Rolling Stone (6/8/00, pp.124-6) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Bouncy and intelligent....A diverse battalion of lyrical heavyweights works all the angles....reminding us why Tony is a street legend - he gives people what they want."CMJ (5/1/00, p.30) - "...Inundated with jaw-dropping cameos and collaborations from some of the hottest names in hip-hop..."Vibe (5/00, p.178) - "...'Tony Toca' flexes his skills on the 1's and 2's as well as on the production board and the mike....the big guns...show up ready to party - dropping punchline-filled knockout verses over Tony's mercilessly pounding melodies..."The Source (6/00, pp.216-18) - 4 mics out of 5 - "...Touch does the mic justice....with Touch applying his trademark sound, you'll have a difficult time finding any major leaks. This opus sounds like the best of [his] mixtapes - and is long overdue."Rap Pages (7/00, p.55) - "...Flows like liquid with strong contributions from Total's Pam and Keisha, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Cypress Hill, The Likwit Crew and Eminem..."0.1675615

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