News: Hiero Day Music Festival in Oakland To Honor The Hieroglyphics, Independent Music, Local Culture

Legendary Rap Collective to Throw Second Annual Free, All Ages, All-Day Hiero Day Block Party on September 2nd


The Festival:

Legendary independent artist collective Hieroglyphics Imperium are teaming up with Oakland-based Linden Street Brewery to present the Second Annual Hiero Day block party on Monday, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day) from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Linden Street Brewery, located at the Port of Oakland. Hiero Day is a free all day music festival that features live performances by the legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests, local merchandise vendors, food trucks, and interactive activities for all ages. Hiero Day celebrates and showcases the Bay Area’s diverse, innovative, multicultural, and multigenerational music movement in the heart of Oakland.

Hiero Day was created in 2012 with the purpose of celebrating Oakland, supporting local businesses, empowering communities, and highlighting the Bay Area’s internationally recognized independent Hip-Hop culture. Showcasing independent and emerging artists who live and work in the Bay Area, the festival will remain free and accessible to all, thanks to the generous support of sponsors. After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan will declare September 3, 2013 as “Hiero Day” in the City of Oakland. This year’s festival holds particular significance to the local music community, as it lands on the 20th anniversary of the release of the highly influential and groundbreaking album, ‘93 ‘Til Infinity by Bay Area underground legends, Souls of Mischief. At Hiero Day 2013, the Hieroglyphics will perform hits from previous albums, including the infamous ‘93 ‘Til Infinity, Full Circle, and songs from their new album The Kitchen, released Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Visit for more information and updates on performances, sponsors, vendors, and activities.

Watch footage of Hiero Day 2012 and hear Kanye, Sway Calloway, Davey D, and Radio Rahim wax poetic about Hiero’s legacy on music, culture, and fashion here:

Contact Michelle or Dan if interested in speaking with any Hiero Imperium artists.

Contact Veronica Webber for sponsorship opportunities, vendor information, and performance bookings.


About Hiero Imperium Records:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, California, Hiero Imperium Records was founded by artists Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the group Souls of Mischief, consisting of members A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. After releasing albums on several major labels, the collective established their own independent Hieroglyphics Imperium label, website, and merch company in 1997, and are credited as creating the blueprint for independent rap labels. Few other rap collectives have withstood the test of time and are still considered as vibrant, respected, and talented as when they first stepped on the scene 20+ years ago. They are also credited as being one of the first hip hop groups to work with skate, snow, and surf companies . Created by Del the Funky Homosapien, their “third eye logo” is considered the third most recognized music logo according to Rolling Stone Magazine, and has been seen tattooed on dozens of fans all over the world. 2013 marks the 20 year anniversary of Souls of Mischief’s seminal ’93 ‘Til Infinity album, which will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Hiero Day block party festival on September 2nd, 2013 in Oakland, California.

About Linden Street Brewery:

Situated in a historic 1890’s brick warehouse at the Port of Oakland, Linden Street Brewery is focused on bringing a lost tradition back to Oakland in a way that honors beer styles natives to the West Coast and contributes to the revitalization of this beautiful city and its people. Learn more about Linden Street Brewery at


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The Kitchen

“It’s Partly Me”:

“Gun Fever”:

Flüd x Hieroglyphics “Meet The Crew”:

Flüd x Hieroglyphics Watch:

Hiero Day:

Summer Tour

Phesto Dee – “ChampSwagger”:

A-Plus – “Pepper Spray”:

Casual – He Still Think He Raw:

Opio – Vulture’s Wisdom 2:

Pep Love – Rigmarole:

Phesto Dee – Background Check:

Tajai – Machine Language:

A-Plus – “Can’t Stop”:

Casual – “Hip-Hop Fiend”:

Phesto Dee – “Every Detail”:

Casual – The Hierophant:

“Easy 2 Find” Prod. by Unjust:

“We Pull Rank” Prod. by Unjust & SK:

The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection:

SBTV Freestyle Session:

“Proper Aim”:

Hieroglyphics – “Battle Drum” Video from the Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Mixtape:

The Making of “Battle Drum” Video:

“Kanye, John Mayer & Just Blaze gives props to Souls of Mischief”:

Bio, pictures and streams available here: