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
DJ Babu
Joey Chavez
Dilated Peoples chronology
The Platform
(2000)The Platform2000
Expansion Team
Neighborhood Watch
(2004)Neighborhood Watch2004
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" (featuring Guru) The Alchemist 3:36
3. "Clockwork" DJ Premier 3:49
4. "Trade Money" Da Beatminerz 5:38
5. "Heavy Rotation" (featuring Tha Liks) Evidence 5:16
6. "Self Defense" JuJu 3:37
7. "Phil Da Agony (Interlude)" (featuring Phil Da Agony) DJ Babu 0:42
8. "Proper Propaganda" DJ Babu 3:56
9. "Dilated Junkies" (featuring Melo D, DJ Rhettmatic, J. Rocc) Evidence, DJ Babu 4:12
10. "Panic" The Alchemist 3:49
11. "Pay Attention" DJ Babu 3:24
12. "Night Life" Joey Chavez 4:14
13. "War" Questlove 1:33
14. "Hard Hitters" (featuring Black Thought) DJ Babu 3:57
15. "Defari Interlude" 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]

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


Chart (2001) Peak
French Albums (SNEP)[4] 136
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 55
US Billboard 200[6] 36
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 8