Years in the Making

Dilated Peoples


writers: J. Chavez, M. Perretta
album: Track 9 in album The Platform
release date: 2000-5-20
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
length: 3:11
producer: Joey Chavez
lead vocals: Evidence and Rakaa Iriscience
mixer: Sean Freehill and Joey Chavez
recorded by: Joey Chavez and Sean Freehill
turntable(s): Babu
composer: Joey Chavez, Michael Perretta

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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Aiyyo Ev (Whattup Rak?)
Lotta cats not gon' understand
You run that joint you did on the radio that night
Do it for the people, Years In The Making
Yo, my first verse, from '90 to '94
A little bit, in '91 that's when we got down
I was involved in graffiti heavily
At night I heard beats next door by QD III
Now at this point, my face wasn't known and unfamiliar
So I was mostly, humbled by rejection
Correction, travel east and hit the inner section
Also Iristyle, a cat who worked there
I went, he went, you can't beat em, join em
He agreed, so we did till '94
Now at this point, we were five years in the making
From cops to shop owners, rack and paint, stealin' sketch books
Then it was mics, mixers, tracks, and greenbacks
Imagery Battlehymns
Everyone who helped bounce checks, but not my plan (Sorry)
How foul it is when it comes to this biz
'6 it cleared up, independent geared up
Third Degree type heat, brought on Babu to complete the list
The territories come, blunts burn our damn floors
Work The Angles round the globe from Main Events at night
Evidence, Iriscience, Babu, the world gets shocked!
Haha! Yeah!
(That's right) Uh-huh
Dilated wild style
Years in the making,
Years in the making, how many? (Ten)
****, it's overnight right? (Not really) We'll see


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)