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spacer Video: Capcom Enlists Legendary Hieroglyphics Crew for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Soundtrack Song & Video 10.08.2009
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The Video:

For too long gamers have been bludgeoned by grating, repetitive game soundtracks. Capcom has answered their prayers and exceeded expectations by assembling the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Hip Hop Mixtape. The lead video from the Mixtape- "Battle Drum"- is provided by legendary Oakland hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics. Directed by Andrew Georgopolous and Paul Trillo, the video pays tribute to Capcom's rich history in the gaming industry by evoking classic Street Fighter imagery, as the rapping protagonists take down henchmen in a variety of settings, including a junkyard and a dojo. Tajai was thrilled with the video- "it's got some live action and mimics the video game itself. It’s not just us rapping, it puts us inside the game." Tajai says that the action was so intense, in fact, that "we had to tone it down for the final cut because it was too violent. We were really fighting behind the scenes." The track was produced by Domino, and features verses by Tajai, Casual, and Pep Love. With a catchy chorus, belted out powerfully by Tajai ("Hands, feet, 'bo’s, teeth, knees. Even the words I speak cut deep."), there can be no doubt that "Battle Drum" was perfectly crafted for a fighting game like Marvel vs. Capcom 2. The song, with its infectious chorus and pugilistic verses, will be instrumental in motivating gamers to crush their opponents. The video features cameos by Hieroglyphics members Del The Funky Homosapien, A- Plus (and his son, who features at the beginning of the video), and Phesto, as well as Capcom's own John Diamonon.

"Battle Drum" Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0kjYVBxuQI

Making of "Battle Drum" Behind The Scenes Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2Jw9QLx3g

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Hiero/Souls Of Mischief.

Souls of Mischief on tour now: Montezuma's Revenge World Tour '09 Dates:http://www.audibletreats.com/pr/hiero_pr7.html


The Background:

Souls Of Mischief is an alternative hip-hop group from Oakland, CA that is also part of the hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics. The group consists of emcees A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai. With classic albums like 93 'til Infinity, No Man's Land, Focus, and Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution, all of which were critically acclaimed and have been certified Gold by the RIAA. The Souls Of Mischief are now gearing up to release their first album in almost 10 years, entitled Montezuma's Revenge. Produced by Domino and Prince Paul, the album will be released February 2nd via Hiero Imperium Records.
Streams:

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

Souls of Mischief - "LaLaLa"
http://media.audibletreats.com/Souls_Of_Mischief-LaLaLa.mp3

Souls of Mischief - "Tour Stories"
http://media.audibletreats.com/Souls_Of_Mischief-Tour_Stories.mp3

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/download/souls_of_mischief/
http://www.audibletreats.com/download/Hiero

Twitter:
Tajai: http://twitter.com/clearlabel
A Plus: http://twitter.com/aplus_hiero

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/hieroglyphics

Label site:
http://www.hieroglyphics.com

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