Looking at my unwritten list of groups I’d like to see reunite, and Dilated Peoples is somewhere near the top. Thankfully, the L.A. trio recently announced that a reunion LP is in the works. Babu confirmed the news to HipHopSite.com.
“We never broke up. I’m not going to act like out group didn’t and doesn’t have our own growing pains, but I can honestly say on the record that Ev and Rak are my brothers and we never stopped repping Dilated, even when you think of the fact that we haven’t recorded a Dilated song in six years. The group effort that goes into each of our solo records and how we roll on the road is for us, has made us feel like it’s never stopped,” says Babu. “I think we all just wanted to get to the point where we wanted to do a Dilated record and didn’t feel pressure to pay bills or make anyone else happy.”
Evidence, Rakaa Iriscience, and DJ Babu have been in the studio cooking up new material for their fans. Expect DP’s fifth LP, Director of Photography, to drop sometime in 2012 via Suburban Noize. Evidence’s second solo LP, Cats & Dogs, arrives Sept. 27th.
Hit play to watch Babu’s interview. Ya gotta love the hecklers in the background. Ha!