Dilated Peoples catered for slight confusion in the hip hop scene in the late nineties and early two thousands when they come out with a few singles and finally the album “The Platform”: They came from Los Angeles and so, from a geographical perspective, should somehow have been committed to West Coast hip hop. But on listening closely to their deep beats, they could just as well have come from New York. Dilated Peoples are the best proof that the borders between east and west hip hop are no longer very clear. The three musicians already met in 1992, at a freestyle session in a hip hop shop. The rapper and producer Evidence, who has also made a name for himself with solo records in the last years, rapper Rakaa Iriscience and DJ Babu, who has a side job working the turntables for the Beat Junkies, have what is calls street credibility. They are firmly established in the hip hop underground, even though they were in a recording studio with superstar Kanye West at one point. It is lucky that the three come onto stage together again and again despite their bustling solo projects—also for the Enjoy Jazz Festival.