Yep, Dilated Peoples are back in the mix with another fantastic slice of Hip Hop. Back Again is the first single to be lifted from the much anticipated 20/20 album released this month. The video features Rakaa, Evidence and DJ Babu as they travel around a Los Angeles rooftop evading chemical agents and features cameos from B-Real, The Alchemist, Defari, DJ Rhettmatic, Los Angeles Lakers Forward Lamar Odom and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Stars the Gracie Family, among others that you can view on this page.
The single itself is a mid paced beat filler stuffed with hooks and head nodding ingredients that you can’t just buy anywhere around town.
Back Again is the first slice of the pie from the new album to follow up last years monster “This Way” produced by man of the moment Kanye West and the new material takes the unit back to their roots. Rakaa from the band says: “We’ve done a lot of experimentation, worked with a lot of different people and tried a lot of different things, but with this record, we wanted to really get back to a real, uncut pure vision and get back to the pure, boom-bap sound that really made us all get together as people and want to make music together.”
With this quote in mind whilst listening to the new album, Rakaa is spot on as this slice of Hip Hop should turn more heads than their competition right now, but with 4 albums under their belts since 1997, you know this was always going to be quality.
Back Again is out this week with the album 20/20 out in the UK on February 20th. Look out for a full album review in The Mix on this site later this week.