Expansion Team - Dilated Peoples
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  • Summary: The second album from Los Angeles rap outfit Dilated Peoples features contributions from JuJu, DJ Premier, Tha Liks, Alchemist and Da Beatminerz.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. L.A.'s underground hip-hop heroes sound like a welcome throwback to rap's politically conscious and musically diverse early-'90s period. [26 October 2001, p.124]
  2. Radio stations will still probably ignore the old-school, stylish singles like "Proper Propaganda" and "Heavy Rotation" that make Expansion Team a winner.
  3. In a time when the music is either dominated by commercial personas or the proteges of the new breed of super producers, 'Expansion Team' is an essential shot in the arm for the increasingly stagnant underground.
  4. 70
    Expansion Team reveals Dilated Peoples to be a straight-up hip-hop group, for better or worse. [Nov/Dec 2001, p.136]
  5. 60
    Dilated Peoples continue to hold down hip-hop's middle ground with inoffensive mic purism and sophisticated production a la mid-'90s DJ Premier. [Dec 2001, p.158]
  6. 60
    Bursts with neat production touches. [#4, p.116]
  7. The only problem is that in making way for all the MCs, Dilated's tracks seem too peripheral, keeping Expansion from sustaining the momentum its MCs command. [Jan 2002, p.80]

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Kris
    Nov 8, 2003
    9
    One of my favorite CD's. Its the type of music that you can bounce to...or chill to. Brillant, creative rhymes make this group stand out from the rest! A perfect album for snowboarding. Expand
  2. Kris
    Nov 8, 2003
    9
    One of my favorite CD's. Its the type of music that you can bounce to...or chill to. Brillant, creative rhymes make this group stand out from the rest! A perfect album for snowboarding. Expand