The Platform

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: May 23, 2000

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Their debut album sits comfortably between the party-heart, old skool shape-throwing of Jurassic Five and the darker weedscapes of Cypress Hill.
  2. Select
    DJ Babu's sample wizardry and scratching are impeccable, as are Rakaa and Evidence's agile rhymes, but their rigorous insistence on old-skool B-boy values leaves little room for risk-taking. [July 2000, p.106]
  3. Dilated Peoples are still painfully tame on the mike, especially Evidence, who hits a dubious milestone in "The Platform" by becoming the first rapper ever to utter the words "between you and I." The vocals sink the music: This is the kind of hip-hop album where the MC compares himself to Steve Howe, and while you hope he means the baseball player, you know in your heart he really means the guitarist from Yes.
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  1. rayc
    May 20, 2005
    Rapping is nothing special,but the flow of rakaa and evidence fits perfectly with the magnificently crafted beats from evidence and the alchemist.