Eyedea & Abilities - First Born 20 Year Anniversary Edition
A2Music Music
A3Birth Of A Fish
A4...powdered Water Too (1)
A5...powdered Water Too (2)
A6Color My World Mine
A7Liquid Sovereignty
A8A Murder Of Memories
A9Blindly Firing
A10Big Shots
A11Void (Internal Theory)
A12The Dive (1)
A13The Dive (2)
A14Well Being
A15Eyes Of Today
A16Read Wiped In Blue
A17Void (External Theory)
A18On This I Stand
A19Pushing Buttons
A20Architect's Theme
A21Before And After Feat. Blueprint
A22Before And After Feat. Blueprint (Instrumental)

First Born 20 Year Anniversary Edition

Rhymesayers | Item No: 900529
Vinyl 3LP | 2001 / US – Reissue | New
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This limited vinyl packaging includes 2-color galaxy effect 2xLP vinyl, with a bonus 12" pressed on ultra-clear laser-etched and UV printed vinyl featuring four bonus tracks: "Pushing Buttons", "Architect's Theme", "Before & After" (feat Blueprint), and "Before & After" (instrumental), as well as printed record sleeves featuring images of some of Eyedea's original handwritten lyrics! Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen and Gregory "DJ Abilities" Keltgen first met in the mid-90s and soon began a working relationship that would play a prominent role in the burgeoning Indie-Rap movement of the time. After numerous successes across nearly every notable MC or DJ battle of the late `90s and early `00s, including HBO's Blaze Battle, the Rocksteady Anniversary, Scribble Jam, the DMC's and more, they had already cemented their legacies both as individuals in the battle scene and as the dynamic duo, Eyedea & Abilities, for their live performances and showmanship. However, determined not to be dismissed as one-dimensional, they set out to prove they were to be taken just as seriously at writing and recording. The release of their debut album, First Born, revealed their talents to be much more versatile and expansive than previously expected. The boastful arrogance and punchlines that had become synonymous with battling were notably scarce on the album. Eyedea chose to tackle subjects that were more conceptual and philosophical in nature, focusing on matters of reality and altered states of perception while pushing his urgent, dense delivery into darker, more abstract terrain. Meanwhile, DJ Abilities was able to craft worlds of depth and emotion, pairing hauntingly suspenseful beats with meticulous turntablism. The resulting album was rich in ambition, ideas and humanity. First Born came at the forefront of an exciting new era of underground hip-hop, delivering messages that emphasized questions over answers, ambiguity over certainty, and self-expression over exploitation, to an audience that was eager to expand their horizons beyond the commercial programming and clichés of the time. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Rhymesayers repackaged and reproduced the long out-of-print vinyl LP and CD with some exciting new features.
Item Details
Item No:900529
Artist:Eyedea & Abilities
Titel:First Born 20 Year Anniversary Edition
Katalog-Nr:RSELPC1 335
Format:Vinyl 3LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:2001
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:US Hip Hop
Available since:21.04.2022
Price:41,99 €
Weight:750g (plus 250g Packaging)
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