Hailing from the City of Angels, Dilated Peoples have been delivering no-nonsense b-boy rhymes and fierce beatscapes for years. Made up of Raaka-Iriscience and Evidence on the mics, with World Famous Beat Junkie DJ Babu behind the decks, the DPs first broke through with their anthemic 1998 single "Work The Angles," produced by KutMasta Kurt. Their intense vocal presence and seriously banging beats made them instantly popular, leading to a deal with Capitol Records (who also signed their hometown cohorts Jurassic 5). They dropped the exceptional LP The Platform in 2000, followed by Expansion Team in 2001. In 2004, Dilated released their third album Neighborhood Watch and scored a crossover hit with the Kanye West assisted single "This Way." After issuing a fourth album, 2006's 20/20, the group went on hiatus as its members focused on individual projects.