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Eyedea & Abilities - First Born 20 Year Anniversary Edition
Tracklist
01One
02Music Music
03Birth Of A Fish
04Powdered Water Too 1
05Powdered Water Too 2
06Color My World Mine
07Liquid Sovereignty
08A Murder Of Memories
09Blindly Firing
10Big Shots
11Void (Internal Theory)
12The Dive 1
13The Dive 2
14Well Being
15Eyes Of Today
16Read Wiped In Blue
17Void (External Theory)
18On This I Stand

First Born 20 Year Anniversary Edition

Rhymesayers | Item No: 901937
CD | 2001 / US – Reissue | New
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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 conceptualand 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 longout-of-print vinyl LP and CD with some exciting new features. The CD packaging includes a custom die-cut slipcase and a 6-panel wallet that also features images of some of Eyedea's original handwritten lyrics.
Item Details
Item No:901937
Artist:Eyedea & Abilities
Titel:First Born 20 Year Anniversary Edition
Label:Rhymesayers
Format:CD
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:2001
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:US Hip Hop
Available since:21.04.2022
Condition:New
Price:15,99 €
Weight:100g (plus 250g Packaging)
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