The Platform

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This article is about the album by Dilated Peoples. For other uses, see Platform (disambiguation).
The Platform
Studio album by Dilated Peoples
Released May 23, 2000
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Hip Hop
Length 64:20
Label Capitol
Producer Dilated Peoples, Alchemist, T-Ray, E-Swift, Joey Chavez, Beni-B, Kut Masta Kurt
Dilated Peoples chronology
The Platform
(2000)
Expansion Team
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 8/10[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]
The Independent (Mixed)[4]
Yahoo! Music 7/10[5]

The Platform is the debut album of the West Coast hip hop group Dilated Peoples. It was released in 2000 under the Capitol Records label, and represents a movement of several California underground hip hop artists away from the violence and misogyny of gangsta rap, towards a more traditional, conscious form of rap.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "So May I Introduce to You (Interlude)"   Dilated Peoples 0:48
2. "The Platform"   The Alchemist 4:37
3. "No Retreat" (feat. B-Real) T-Ray 5:21
4. "Guaranteed"   The Alchemist 3:52
5. "Right On" (feat. Tha Alkaholiks) E-Swift 4:56
6. "The Main Event"   The Alchemist 2:34
7. "Service"   DJ Babu 3:16
8. "Ear Drums Pop"   Evidence 4:08
9. "Years In The Making"   Joey Chavez 3:11
10. "Annihilation"   The Alchemist 3:58
11. "Expanding Man"   Evidence 2:52
12. "The Last Line of Defense"   The Alchemist 4:42
13. "Triple Optics"   Evidence, Beni-B 4:14
14. "The Shape of Things to Come" (feat. Aceyalone) Evidence, Joey Chavez 5:04
15. "Work The Angles"   Kut Masta Kurt 4:01
16. "Ear Drums Pop (Remix)" (feat. Defari, Phil Da Agony, Everlast, Planet Asia) Joey Chavez 5:05

Samples[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Billboard 200 74
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 30

Singles[edit]

Year Song Hot Rap Singles
2000 "No Retreat" 42
2000 "The Platform" 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Review: The Platform - Dilated Peoples". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Juon, Steve (May 28, 2000). "Review: ted Peoples :: The Platform :: Capitol". RapReviews. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Sheffield, Rob (August 17, 2000). "Review: Dilated Peoples - The Platform". Jann Wenner. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Review: DILATED PEOPLES - The Platform (Parlophone)". Independent News & Media. June 11, 2000. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Poletti, James (June 14, 2000). "Review: Dilated Peoples - 'The Platform' ". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 6 August 2009.