Dilated Peoples & J5’s Chali 2na Freestyle 15 Years Ago This Week (Video)

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Right now, Dilated Peoples and Jurassic 5 are on the Word Of Mouth Tour. The two veteran Los Angeles, California underground Hip-Hop collectives are joined by The Beat Junkies’ DJ Rhettmatic and MC Supernatural, all entities who weathered the storm of major label deals and opportunities, shifted to a diverted mainstream attention by the mid-2000s.

In honor of the tour, and Dilated’s upcoming Directors Of Photography album on August 12, DJ Eclipse (Non Phixion) shared some 1999 footage from his post as manager at New York City’s Fat Beats. Here, you’ll see Dilated’s Evidence and Rakaa Iriscience (who were fresh off of appearing alongside Tha Alkaholiks’ Tash on Soundbombing 2), and J5’s Chali 2na, who had released the crew’s debut EP a year prior. Slick wordplay, stylistic deliveries, and smooth cadences pave the way…

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