14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 3 July 2004
As Hip-Hop seems to have well and truly sold out, with the likes of D12, G Unit and Chingy producing radio friendly, plastic sounding, sing-along pop music it is great to see the return of LAs finest The Dilated Peoples. From the start to finish its PURE Hip-Hop, the beats are innovative and slickly produced, the rhymes are creative, challenging and fresh. There is no sign of Hip-Hop cliche's, no mention of guns, champagne, or Range-Rovers. Even the Kanye West produced single 'Walk This Way' stays true to The Dilated Peoples sound. This album won't sell as many as Eminem, or 50 cent, but its credibility is WAY higher, appealing to hardcore Hip-Hop heads and people who have never bought a rap cd. This is what real Hip-Hop sounds like!! The Underground Kings return!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2004
This album is top notch for all you Hip Hop people who like Hip Hop music with a difference. This Way, Poisonous, and Marathon are the best tracks on the album and are very addictive! They are not well recognised but they're new single is going to be huge - This Way feat Kanye West. Get it brought :) :) :)
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 5 May 2004
let me start by saying that a few weeks ago i thought all hip-hop was about was b****** and nike shoes, then one of my dearest friends lent me the albums that changed my life, this was one of them. the laid back grooves and raw talent this group posesses is almost unrivaled in the rap world and this album is a step up from the platform where it all began. keep up the good work chaps! if there was any justice in the world it would be dilated peoples the roots and jurassic 5 at the top of the charts.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2004
Well, From the amazing debut album of The Platform, to the next hotter album Expansion Team, This album is the best of the rest! It has everything. It is an unbelievable album, with 5 or 6 tracks that would go straight to number 1 in my books! This Way ft Kanye West is an amazing track, with a humerous video. "I Dedicate this to Jam master Jay, Run-DMC showed me how to walk This WAAAY!" The Lyrics on this album are top notch and this CD ain't ever leaving my collection! I Currently take this album pretty much everywhere with me :) :) :) Get it brought Hip-Hop guyz out there :P
4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2004
More selling out, this time from Dilated Peoples. Once a tour-de-force underground act, now employing Kanye West to get big. Booooooooo. Buy this album if you like the latest D12, 50, Kanye and McFly. If you want to hear something like the Dilated of old, check Athletic Mic League.