Dilated Peoples

USA
Hip-hop / lyrical excellence / old school
Music
Saturday 28 June
20:35 – 21:35
Wagenmakerij
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Dilated Peoples

Biography

As hip-hop culture (DJing, MCing, b-boying, graffiti art and beatboxing) evolved in the late 1970s and early 1980s, two things were hallmarks of the movement: DJing and lyrical excellence. In the last several years, no rap group has done more to champion those elements than Dilated Peoples. The Los Angeles based trio of Rakaa, Evidence and DJ Babu inject their music with humor, insight and social commentary, and DJ Babu's cuts add an additional layer of excitement and complexity to the group's material. Their music should stand the test of time as individual songs as well as when put together for an album, Dilated Peoples energized the rap underground by releasing classic hip-hop albums.