Album Stream: Heiroglyphics – The Kitchen

Legendary Left Coast Hip-Hop Collective Releases New Album, Available Today

07.16.2013

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The Album:

20 years ago, four young emcees from Oakland came together as Souls of Mischief and released one of hip-hop’s seminal masterworks, beginning the storied development of trailblazing hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics. As Souls of Mischief celebrates ’93 Til Infinity‘s anniversary, the collective as a whole returns with their first joint project in ten years.

The Kitchen, which is available today via iTunes, combines brand new tracks with some selections from the collective members’ respective past works. SPIN, which premiered the project yesterday, cited how the seamless turntablism of Sacramento DJ crew The Sleeprockers compliments Hiero’s who’s who of lyricists: “The continuous blend bumps, grooves, and jitters with soulful loops and acrobatic turntablism, naturally functioning as a perfect platform for the lithe rhymes of the group.” Collective member Casual describes how the artists involved envision the project, musing “This record is a fun release, an audio collage. Not much has changed with Hiero.” Hip-hop heads are inclined to agree.

Stream the SPIN premiere here: http://www.spin.com/articles/hieroglyphics-the-kitchen-album-stream-sleeprockers/

iTunes buy link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kitchen-feat.-plus-casual/id660282594

Fans can purchase a limited edition packages with tee-shirts, stickers, and more here at the Hieroglyphics website: http://www.hieroglyphics.com/

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with any Hiero Imperium artists.

About Hiero Imperium Records:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls’ ’93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and Gorillaz.


Links:

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The Kitchenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kitchen-feat.-plus-casual/id660282594

“It’s Partly Me”: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/hieroglyphics-get-introspective-on-its-partly-me-premiere-20130712

“Gun Fever”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3WOy4MTc2I

Flüd x Hieroglyphics “Meet The Crew”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peCjk9PtBWs

Flüd x Hieroglyphics Watch: http://hieroglyphicsemporium.bigcartel.com/product/hieroglyphics-x-flud-classic-series-watch

Hiero Day: www.hieroday.com

Summer Tourhttp://hieroglyphicsimperium.bandcamp.com/album/hieroglyphics-imperium-summer-2012-tour-mixtape

Phesto Dee – “ChampSwagger”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFVuje7ZYpM

A-Plus – “Pepper Spray”: http://aplus.bandcamp.com/album/pepper-spray

Casual – He Still Think He Raw: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/he-still-think-he-raw/id522952719

Opio – Vulture’s Wisdom 2: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vultures-wisdom-vol.-2/id505235330

Pep Love – Rigmarole: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rigmarole/id507253689

Phesto Dee – Background Check: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/background-check/id510388316

Tajai – Machine Language: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/machine-language/id493802853

A-Plus – “Can’t Stop”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYLvQFym7g

Casual – “Hip-Hop Fiend”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26waxyP3AQY

Phesto Dee – “Every Detail”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3i3LaeJKY8

Casual – The Hierophant: http://casual1.bandcamp.com/album/the-hierophant

“Easy 2 Find” Prod. by Unjust: http://damansion.bandcamp.com/track/easy-2-find-2

“We Pull Rank” Prod. by Unjust & SK: http://damansion.bandcamp.com/track/we-pull-rank

The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection: http://www.followthecoins.com

SBTV Freestyle Session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNzYhCOTe2Q

“Proper Aim”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W064ZFxJtR4

Hieroglyphics – “Battle Drum” Video from the Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Mixtape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0kjYVBxuQI

The Making of “Battle Drum” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2Jw9QLx3g

“Kanye, John Mayer & Just Blaze gives props to Souls of Mischief”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyW37_-WAug

Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/hieroglyphics/