Dilated Peoples

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Jurassic 5 - Marquee Theatre - 7/19/2014

    If having a packed house from start to finish is the benchmark for a great show, then Dilated Peoples and Jurassic 5 had a great one July 19. The Marquee Theatre was full of hip-hop heads throughout the evening, from M.C. Supernatural's opening freestyles all the way through J5's encore. Many nota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    7 Best Shows to See This Weekend

    In summertime, when we put together this list of best shows to see in Phoenix on any given weekend, we don't have very many options. It can be slim pickings for live music around here when it hits triple digits. Not this week. There are more concerts than you could possibly hope to see this weekend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    The Eleven Greatest Record Store Performances, Part Two (The Top 5)

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. Welcome back, my friends. When I last left you, I was discussing my favorite record sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    LES 735 on Conquering the Competition at the DMC Phoenix DJ Battle

    So what didja wind up doing last weekend? Get drunk and act the fool at a club, perhaps? Or did it involve sacking out in front of the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men? We're willing to bet it was nowhere near as pimp as how Valley resident Les Sias spent his off hours. Last Saturday, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    DJ Element Announces His Retirement

    One of the best turntablists in Arizona, if not the entire southwest, announced today that he's hanging up his headphones for good and bidding farewell to the DJ world. Logan Howard, known to many by his moniker DJ Element, dropped a bombshell on the local music scene within the last hour when he s ... More >>

  • Music

    June 5, 2008
  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Dilated Peoples

    Thank you for not Pea-ing

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Quiet Riot

    Rockin' the house but shying from the spotlight, DJ Element is the Valley's no-flash grandmaster

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Lyrics Born

    Same guy, different name

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Aceyalone and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

    Socially conscious, lyrically lush

  • Music

    June 3, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 3, 2002

    Beat Poetry

    Blackalicious: A hip-hop group for people who don't necessarily like hip-hop

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Nowhere Fast

    Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground

  • Music

    March 7, 2002


    Dilated Peoples would be leading L.A.'s hip-hop underground -- if it had a hip-hop underground

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    An Ax to Find

    Rehearsal-room burglary leaves two bands short of at least $12,000 worth of equipment

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Various Artists

    The Funky Precedent Vol. 2 (Matador/No Mayo)

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    The Next Movement

    The Roots return to the Valley, fresh off an effort helping to bridge the gap between electronica and hip-hop

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Sample and Hold

    Where'd you hear that funk riff before? L.A.'s Breakestra is so glad you asked.

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Black Stars

    Talib Kweli offers his reflections on the state of hip-hop, Levi's, and the role of MCs in the African-American community

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Peoples Get Ready

    L.A. rappers dress up their old-school beats in new-school outfits

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2000

    East Coastin'

    DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene