“The more I’m in Rome the more that I’m me”
Left coast hip-hop heads rejoice! After taking an almost decade long break between projects, the underrated Dilated Peoples crew have returned to raise the bar once again.
The first bit of good news is that Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu have named their upcoming project Directors Of Photography, which will be on the storied Rhymesayers label and their first outside of the original Capital Records contract that helped put them on the map since 1998. Secondly, the tracklist is below and features Gangrene, Krondon and a song with Aloe Blacc, which will almost surely serve as a single.
Finally, the LA group brings even more reality to their reunion with the hard-nosed visual to “Good As Gone.” The only thing that could be better is if the song were produced by someone legendary, like DJ Premier. Oh wait. The song is produced by DJ Premier. And sounds like a haunted house. Bonus!
Bring all the Dilated goodness into focus by pre-ordering their long-awaited return LP, before it drops on August 12.
Directors of Photography Tracklist:
3) Cut My Teeth
4) Defari Interlude
5) The Dark Room feat. Vince Staples
6) Good As Gone
7) Show Me The Way feat. Aloe Blacc
8) Figure It Out (Melvins Theme)
9) Let Your Thoughts Fly Away
10) Century Of The Self feat. Catero
11) @mrevidence Interlude
12) The Reversal
13) Opinions May Vary feat. Gangrene
15) L.A. River Drive feat. Sick Jacken
16) The Bigger Picture feat. Krondon