Expansion Team (album)

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Expansion Team
Studio album by Dilated Peoples
Released October 23, 2001 (2001-10-23)
Genre Hip Hop
Length 60:47
Label Capitol
Producer The Alchemist
DJ Premier
Da Beatminerz
Evidence
Juju
DJ Babu
Joey Chavez
Questlove
Dilated Peoples chronology
The Platform
(2000)
Expansion Team
(2001)
Neighborhood Watch
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[2]
RapReviews 8.5/10[3]

Expansion Team is the second album from West Coast hip hop group Dilated Peoples. The release is widely considered[by whom?] the group's best album, led by the hit rap single "Worst Comes to Worst", sampled from William Bell's "I Forgot to Be Your Lover". Expansion Team features production from Dilated members Evidence and Babu, as well as popular underground rap producers DJ Premier, The Alchemist, Da Beatminerz, Questlove of The Roots and Juju of The Beatnuts. Album guests include Guru of Gang Starr, Black Thought of The Roots, Tha Alkaholiks and Beat Junkies members J-Rocc, Rhettmatic and Melo-D.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Live On Stage"   The Alchemist 4:42
2. "Worst Comes To Worst"   The Alchemist 3:36
3. "Clockwork"   DJ Premier 3:49
4. "Trade Money" (Samples "Dubbing With The Observer" by The Observers) Da Beatminerz 5:38
5. "Heavy Rotation" (feat. Tha Alkaholiks) Evidence 5:16
6. "Self Defense"   Juju 3:37
7. "Phil Da Agony (Interlude)" (feat. Phil Da Agony) DJ Babu 0:42
8. "Proper Propaganda" (samples Sanity by New York City) DJ Babu 3:56
9. "Dilated Junkies" (feat. Melo D, DJ Rhettmatic, J. Rocc) (samples "Under Pressure" by Cold Blood)) Evidence, DJ Babu 4:12
10. "Panic"   The Alchemist 3:49
11. "Pay Attention" (samples "Crossfire" by Ahmad Jamal) DJ Babu 3:24
12. "Night Life"   Joey Chavez 4:14
13. "War"   Questlove 1:33
14. "Hard Hitters" (feat. Black Thought) DJ Babu 3:57
15. "Defari Interlude" (samples "Kolmatta Linjaa Takaisin" by Fredi) Evidence 1:50
16. "Expansion Team Theme"   Joey Chavez 6:39

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Worst Comes to Worst"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side: "Target Practice"
"Live on Stage"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side: "Clockwork", "Live on Stage (Remix)" (featuring Talib Kweli)

Music videos[edit]

Guru and The Alchemist with Dilated Peoples in "Worst Comes to Worst"
Released: 2001

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2001 Expansion Team 36 8

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 "Worst Comes to Worst" - 84 -

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