Neighborhood Watch [Clean Lyrics]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Not that rappers Evidence and Rakaa ever have to coast on their productions, but the strength of Dilated Peoples since their debut has been the beats, not the rhymes. When the productions of the Alchemist or Babu or Evidence are flying, records like "Work the Angles" or The Platform have followed suit -- and allowed the group to grow steadily as lyricists. But just as DP have crested as a strong group of community-minded artists, the productions have fallen off. Most of the blame for the average sound of Neighborhood Watch goes to the previously invincible Alchemist, whose productions are front-loaded on the record. His beats aren't rugged or hooky, just very bland, even on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Not that rappers Evidence and Rakaa ever have to coast on their productions, but the strength of Dilated Peoples since their debut has been the beats, not the rhymes. When the productions of the Alchemist or Babu or Evidence are flying, records like "Work the Angles" or The Platform have followed suit -- and allowed the group to grow steadily as lyricists. But just as DP have crested as a strong group of community-minded artists, the productions have fallen off. Most of the blame for the average sound of Neighborhood Watch goes to the previously invincible Alchemist, whose productions are front-loaded on the record. His beats aren't rugged or hooky, just very bland, even on the trailer single and opener, "Marathon," driven by a sharp but played-out bassline. Only Evidence's "Who's Who" and Babu's posse track, "Closed Session" featuring Defari, Phil da Agony, and Planet Asia, reach the level of past Dilated Peoples tracks. On the lyrical side, the trio continues to improve, using the title track to explore how life in an active neighborhood can cycle between vigilance and paranoia, and outlining on "Poisonous" featuring Devin the Dude the perils of a girl with complications. Producer of the moment Kanye West stops by for the player-life exposé "This Way," and true to form, a weak production sinks the solid rapping. [Neighborhood Watch is also available in a clean version.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724359602929
  • Catalog Number: 96029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Marathon (5:08)
  2. 2 Neighborhood Watch (3:26)
  3. 3 Tryin' to Breathe (4:08)
  4. 4 Caffeine (4:55)
  5. 5 Who's Who (4:05)
  6. 6 Poisonous - Devin the Dude (3:39)
  7. 7 Reach Us (5:02)
  8. 8 Big Business (2:29)
  9. 9 Love and War (3:46)
  10. 10 1580 (Skit) - J-Rocc (1:13)
  11. 11 World on Wheels (3:56)
  12. 12 Closed Session - Phil Da Agony (6:14)
  13. 13 This Way (4:05)
  14. 14 DJ Babu in Deep Concentration (5:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dilated Peoples Primary Artist
DJ Babu Turntables, Group Member
Defari Vocals, Guest Appearance
Kanye West Vocals, Guest Appearance
Planet Asia Vocals, Guest Appearance
Evidence Vocals, Group Member
2Mex Vocals
J-Rocc Vocals
Devin the Dude Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
M. Edwards Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
J. Smith Composer
Kieran Walsh Engineer
R. Taylor Composer
Pat Shannahan Sample Clearance
DJ Babu Producer, Engineer
Troy Staton Engineer
Rob Tewlow Producer
Joe Chavez Producer
The Alchemist Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Wassim Zreik Engineer
Kanye West Composer, Producer
Domo Engineer
Evidence Producer, Engineer
Dilated Peoples Engineer, Executive Producer
DJ AM Producer
J. Green Composer
M. Davis Composer
G. Randall Wright Composer
Devin the Dude Composer
J.M. Cameron Composer
J.R. Chávez Composer
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