Dilated Peoples is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. Dilated Peoples’ classic debut album The Platform marked the arrival of one of the best-loved groups in recent hip-hop history and showed that it was possible to have commercial success without musical compromise. The single Worst Comes to Worst, taken from their second LP, Expansion Team, broke the top 40 in the UK and their third full-length, Neighbourhood Watch, was certified gold in the US. Evidence went on to win a Grammy for his production work with Kanye West. After going on a recording hiatus following 2007’s Release Party DVD/EP, Dilated Peoples continued to tour but focused largely on solo projects. Rhymesayers proved the perfect home for Evidence’s highly successful solo project Cats & Dogs in 2011, and the Minnesota imprint best known for releasing records by Atmosphere, Brother Ali and Aesop Rock was Dilated Peoples’ first choice label for their new album.