Dilated Peoples Launch New Album


Video For First Single, “Back Again,” Selected For Yahoo! Music’s “Stop! Watch”

January 18th, 2006

Dilated Peoples will launch
their new album, 20/20, with a
North American headlining tour and two television appearances. The acclaimed
hip- hop trio will perform their new single, “Back Again,” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on February 20th (the eve of
the album’s release) and on “Last Call With Carson Daly” on February 28th. In
between television appearances, they’ll kick off their tour at the House of Blues
in Los Angeles
on February 20th. Other tour highlights include two days at S.O.B.’s in New York City (March 15th
& 16th).

“Back Again” is off to a great start at radio, with first-week
adds by Top 40 rhythmic stations in such major markets as Los Angeles (PWR 106
and KDAY), Miami (PWR96), San Francisco (KMEL), Portland, OR (KXJM) and San
Diego (XMOR). The accompanying video, which features cameos from B- Real, the
Alchemist, Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stars,
The Gracie Family, has been selected for the latest round of Yahoo! Music’s
“Stop! Watch” program, which began January 9th. Every four weeks, “Stop! Watch”
selects four breakthrough videos and gives them unprecedented exposure through
immediate heavy rotation and additional promotion on Yahoo! Music. You can
watch the video at http://music.yahoo.com/ar-295234-

20/20 explodes out of the speakers with some of the most
forceful beats of Dilated Peoples’ career.
As fans will see with the upcoming tour, the group took special care to make 20/20 an exciting aural experience that
would translate well to the stage. “When we’re in the studio,” explains Rakaa,
“we try to capture the energy that happens on stage.”

The humor and insightful social commentary
that inform the tag-team rhyming of Rakaa
and Evidence combined with the
turntable prowess of DJ Babu have
made the trio one of hip-hop’s most respected groups. Dilated Peoples first gained recognition with their 1997 ABB
Records single “Third Degree” backed with “Confidence” and “Global Dynamics.”
Capitol Records released The Platform, their full-length debut, in 2000
followed by Expansion Team in 2001 and 2004’s Neighborhood Watch, which
included the hit “This Way,” produced by and featuring Kanye West.

ABB recording artist Little Brother will
open on the upcoming tour. Initial dates are as follows:

2/22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

2/23 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine

2/25 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan

2/27 Vancouver, BC Commodore

2/28 Seattle, WA Showbox

3/2 Park City, UT Suede

3/4 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

3/6 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

3/7 Chicago, IL Park West

3/12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

3/13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

3/15 New York, NY S.O.B.’s

3/16 New York, NY S.O.B.’s

3/18 Baltimore, MD Sonar

3/21 Atlanta, GA Roxy

3/23 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

3/24 Austin, TX The Parish

3/25 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room

3/27 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre

3/28 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

3/31 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Additional dates to be announced.

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