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Dilated Peoples – “Good As Gone” video

After an 8-year hiatus, hip hop trio Dilated Peoples‘ (@dilatedpeoples) are back! They will be returning with their fifth, forthcoming album, titled Directors of Photography, next month. I’m so excited!

Last month, the music video for their first single dropped. The video was directed by Andrew Melby and Evidence, and takes place in the sunny California desert and along the coast. Produced by DJ Premier, Evidence and Rakaa show and prove that giving in isn’t in their nature, and that the trio is better than ever. They’ve built a saga. DJ Babu on the ill cuts, of course! From the hook: “They thought that it was gone for good // They figured it was good as gone.” Watch the video now.

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About the album, via Rhymesayers:
“It’s how we see the world, how we see each other,” Evidence says. “In film, the Director of Photography is the one who’s selecting the shots, framing it. The same thing with us. We might not be making the beat, but we’re selecting tracks that we want to use, doing the mix, talking with the producer. We’re very much the selectors of everything we do.”

Look out for Directors of Photography on August 12th, releasing via Rhymesayers. Find the pre-order links below. If you purchase from Fifth Element, you’ll also receive an exclusive autographed photo print. There, you can also bundle your purchase with a limited edition, Fifth Element-exclusive Dilated Peoples t-shirt or zip hoodie.

PRE-ORDER: iTunes | Amazon | Fifth Element

The final locations/dates in their tour, with Jurassic 5:
July 24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
July 25 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
July 26 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 27 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
July 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
July 31 – Philadelphia, PA – River Stage at Penn’s Landing
August 1 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
August 2 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
August 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

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DILATED PEOPLES: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM
EVIDENCE: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM
RAKAA: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM
DJ BABU: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.