Siah & Yeshua DapoED
Siah & Yeshua DapoED were a New York-based indie hip-hop pioneers. They released their 1996 debut The Visualz EP on Bobbito Garcia's highly regarded label Fondle 'Em Records. The EP featured rapping from the two MCs, production from the duo and Jon Adler, and a guest appearance by Ken Boogaloo. Siah later dropped a self produced 12 inch on Fondle 'Em and Yeshua DapoED hooked up with raw shack records to release the "directions" 12 inch. The duo recorded a number of tracks with the UK's Unsung Heroes that were released on Scenario Records. They recorded a track for the Deeper Concentration compilation before Siah quit rapping to concentrate on Middle-East politics. He recorded a track in 2005, "The Long Night" on which he rapped in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Yeshua, now known as Yesh has gone on to release a solo LP "Into Fresh Things" and record with his crew We Be Foolish. In 2008 Traffic issued The Visualz on CD for the first time. Collecting most of their recorded work together along with solo tracks and radio appearances. It even includes some unreleased tracks but for some reason only one of the five tracks released by them with Unsung Heroes.