Downtown Science - If I Was
Downtown Science - If I Was Singer: Downtown Science
Title: If I Was
Label: Def Jam Recordings ‎– ACD 74052, Columbia ‎– ACD 74052
Type: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Date of released: 1991
Category: Hip Hop
Size MP3 zip: 1864 mb
Size FLAC zip: 1409 mb
Rating: 3.5✭

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A1 If I Was (Main Shimmy) 3:43
A2 If I Was (Dub Shimmy) 3:14
A3 If I Was (Instrumental) 4:20
A4 This Is A Visit (Main) 4:20
A5 This Is A Visit (Instrumental) 4:20
B1 This Is A Visit (Hardhead Mix) 3:54
B2 This Is A Visit (Hardhead Instrumental) 3:54
B3 The Topic Drift (Remix) 3:52
B4 The Topic Drift (Remix Instrumental) 3:52

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
  • Produced For – Downtown Science Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Published By – Def Jam Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Dynatone Publishing Co.
  • Published By – Mijac Music
  • Published By – Money Makin Music
  • Published By – Sam I Am Songs Inc.
  • Published By – Towser Tunes, Inc.
  • Published By – Unichappell Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
  • Recorded At – Chung King Studios
  • Mixed At – Sigma Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk


  • Arranged By – Downtown Science
  • Backing Vocals – Bosco Money (tracks: A1, A2, A3), Sam Sever (tracks: A1, A2, A3)
  • Drums – Sam Sever (tracks: A1, A2, A3)
  • Edited By – Adam Gazzola
  • Engineer – Kevin Reynolds
  • Mixed By – Downtown Science, Kevin Reynolds (tracks: A1, A2, A3)
  • Producer – Bosco Money (tracks: B3, B4), Downtown Science (tracks: A1 to B2)
  • Scratches – Sam Sever (tracks: A1 to B2)
  • Written-By – C. Bobbit* (tracks: A1, A2, A3), F. Wesley* (tracks: A1, A2, A3), J. Brown* (tracks: A1, A2, A3), J. Starks* (tracks: A1, A2, A3), K. Carabello*, P. Townsend* (tracks: A4 to B2), S. Citrin* (tracks: A1 to B2), S. Stewart* (tracks: A1, A2, A3)


This was commercially known as the "Big Yellow 12-Inch" (Downtown Science - Big Yellow 12-Inch).

Issued with white centre labels with black print. Stated on both centre labels is: Demonstration Not For Sale.

Released in a Def Jam Recordings company sleeve with a die-cut front cover.

Track durations printed on centre labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout etched): XSS 74052 A - 1A G DMM A3
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout etched): XSS 74052 B - 1A G1 DMM A2 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (A side centre label): XSS 74052A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side centre label): XSS 74052B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (Rear sleeve, lower left corner): RAW 08811

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
44-74052, 44 74052 Downtown Science Big Yellow 12-Inch ‎(12") Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia 44-74052, 44 74052 US 1991