The Platform

Dilated Peoples


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alan Maman, Michael Taylor Perretta, Rakaa W. Taylor, Kendrick Jeru Davis, Kirk Jones, Fred Jr. Scruggs, Tyrone Taylor, Chris E. Martin, Shelly Manne
album: Track 2 in album The Platform
release date: 2000-5-20
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
length: 4:38
producer: The Alchemist
lead vocals: Evidence and Rakaa Iriscience
mixer: The Alchemist and Kieran Walsh
turntable(s): Babu
composer: Alan Daniel Maman, Michael Perretta, Rakaa Taylor

Album Information

label: Capitol Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 724352331024
script: Latin

Cover Art

Dilated Peoples The Platform cover art


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"You've done nothing" 2x

Aiyyo The Platform, watch the stormtroopers swarm
It's where Evil and The Force manifest their form
It's relativity, balance, stability
Rakka shift the modes of the wizard and the warrior
Quick to be like "**** a rapper after what I'm after"
Basically I'm down to build but stay ready for battle
The catalyst, never rock the mic in vain
The Dilated Peoples hit you wit the Big Bang
"You want to front war" "You've done nothing"
[Chorus] 2x
At times a battleground where rappers get their hearts torn

'cause when I step off, then step back on
Word War II, Platform the illest flows
My motto, I didn't write but this I quote:
End quote, and wit this in mind
I never got sacked, or pushed ten yards back
And after that, the crowd'll react
Two-thousand twenty, confusin no doubt
And as for mine, I'll be sixty in my prime
"You want to front war"
Chorus 2x
I'm heavy on the mic, can you handle the weight?
Only brave when you get more dusted than home plate
And after the lab, we send Ev to catch the cab
Rock Steady-Zulu creates a devastate crew
Evidence, I won't get caught shot on the balcony
Gun to your head, your dead, pointblank, I shapeshift
Life, use your potential or Steve Howe
The man'll make you move yo, so make your move a backout
"You want to front war"
Chorus 2x
"Every word is lethal" "Dilated expand"
"That Platform sound"


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 So May I Introduce to You
  • 2 The Platform
  • 3 No Retreat
  • 4 Guaranteed
  • 5 Right On
  • 6 The Main Event
  • 7 Service
  • 8 Ear Drums Pop
  • 9 Years in the Making
  • 10 Annihilation
  • 11 Expanding Man
  • 12 The Last Line of Defense
  • 13 Triple Optics
  • 14 The Shape of Things to Come
  • 15 Work the Angles
  • 16 Ear Drums Pop (remix)