Siah and Yeshua Dapo ED – Visualize (1996) 320 kbs

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Siah and Yeshua Dapo ED (1996) 320kbs
Label: Fondle ‘Em
Catalog#: FE005

Tracklisting:
Fur Side

A1 The Visualz (3:44) Recorded By – Troy Davis
A2 Gravity (4:05)
A3 Glass Bottom Boat (2:32) Mixed By, Recorded By – Mark Morris [Featuring] – Ken Boogaloo
A4 No Soles’ Dopest Opus (4:55)

Side Beaz

B1 The Mystery (3:42) Mixed By, Recorded By – Mark Morris ([Featuring] – Ken Boogaloo
B2 A Day Like Any Other (11:00)

Credits: Mixed By, Recorded By – Hoover Le (tracks: A2, A4, B2) Producer – Jon Adler , Siah , Yeshua dapoED* Scratches – DJ Bless

VINYL RIP – Technical Specs: Music Hall MMF.5 Turntable with Goldring 1012GX cartridge, Gyger II diamond stylus, and MK II XLR Ringmat –> Projekt Speedbox II -> Parasound Z Phono Preamp -> Marantz PMD 661 digital recorder at 24/96khzDeclicked on very light settings with Click Repair -> DC Offset and track splitting in Adobe Audition 2.0 Dithering to 16-bit using iXotope Mbit
Converted to FLAC and mp3 with DbPoweramp . *** Note to those who really care about this: There is a chance that dithering was accidentally done with the Audition native algorithim rather than iZotope. I will try to reup some files I can be more certain about some time soon.

Description courtesy of Clint Striker:

This is a special one. A highly sought after record among hip-hop vinyl collectors, Siah and Yeshua DapoED’s EP Visualize was the fifth release on Bobbito Garcia’s Fondle’ em records, arguably the greatest record put out by the most progressive independent hip-hop label of the mid-90’s. Fondle’ em, founded in 1995, was at the heart of the independent hip-hop movement in New York City, putting out records by the like of The Arsonists, The Cennubites, Cage, and MF DOOM and conceived of as an extension of the famed Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR 89.9 FM. This is cutting edge hip-hop at its best, documenting a short-lived and long-gone period of unbridled creativity. You only need to listen to the last cut on the B-side, the legendary 11 minute A Day Like No Other, with its ever-changing beat, to get a sense of what this is about. The most celebrated records of the period, J-Live’s Braggin’ Writes (Raw Shack), Shades of Brooklyn’s Change (Tape Kingz) or The Arsonists’ The Session (Fondle ‘em) are all one song wonders, Siah and Yeshua’s EP gets you six of them on one piece of wax. I missed it when it first went out and later paid 60$ dollars for a (then) mint copy. It was recently reissued on CD (Traffic Entertainment), but here you get it, dirty as it should be. The MC’s later output, like Yeshua’s Head Bop (Raw Shack) or Siah’s Repetition (Fondle’ em) are strong records worth checking out but they failed to match the creativity seen on the EP. This is a piece of history and might very well be the best record you’ve never heard of…

For more info check the Fondle’em page (still on the web): http://www.sandboxautomatic.com/fondle/

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