Dilated Peoples & Vince Staples Process Their Thoughts In The Dark Room (Audio)

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After six years without producing a record together, DJ Babu was the first member of Dilated Peoples to reveal that the group was back in the studio and working on brand new material back in 2011. With three years more to allow the music they mastered to marinate under their expertise, the trio are close to hanging up their fifth studio album, Directors of Photography, on August 12.

In “The Dark Room,” their latest release from the upcoming project, MCs Rakaa and Evidence lay out their lyrical arsenal on the battle field over some ominous, marching production coupled with a wily Vince Staples’ cadence on the hook.

Before you pre-order the album on iTunes, you can stream the Directors of Photography LP in full on Pandora.

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