Ok Hiero Crew! More SXSW updates to come! Here's shows this week for Opio and Free The Robots in Austin, TX!
|As a teen, Opio hooked up with local rappers Tajai and A-Plus, whom he met through Casual, another emcee who was Opio's classmate and neighbor. The three instantly clicked and began recording together, soon adding fourth emcee Phesto Dee, to form the group Souls of Mischief. Together with Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Domino, and Pep Love, the legendary crew Hieroglyphics was born.|
“Opio, a member of the seminal Bay Area hip-hop group Souls of Mischief and the Hieroglyphics crew, first met SoCal producer, and frequent Low End Theory collaborator, Free the Robots two years ago at Hiero Day, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "'93 'Til Infinity." That introduction left a big impression on both parties, and they've since shared the stage a few more times, and completed a series of tracks, which we're excited to premiere right now.” – Red Bull
Opio and Free The Robots collaborative EP just premiered on RedBull.com! Listen to the bass-heavy project The Subconscious Mind EP below & see the premiere on Red Bull.
View the premiere: http://win.gs/1F5xP5G
Purchase The Subconscious Mind EP on iTunes: http://apple.co/1BRegko
“Witness "The Subconscious Mind" EP, four intergalactic songs shaped by Free the Robots' ominous bass-heavy beats and Opio's syrupy rhymes.” – Red Bull
“Souls Of Mischief‘s mighty Opio joins forces with Low End Theory champion Free The Robots for the hallucinogenic thrill of a new clip for their latest single “Let The Bass Go” off the forthcoming collaborative EP The Subconscious Mind.” – Okayplayer
View the premiere on Okayplayer: http://bit.ly/1zqy5sk
The Subconscious Mind EP available March 3, 2015: iTunes
“Some of the most original and groundbreaking musical projects of recent have been a result of a unlikely pairing of creative minds. Forward-thinking collaborations like Run The Jewels, Shabbaz Palaces, and BadBadNotGood x Ghostface Killah were all products of hip-hop veterans stepping outside of their comfort zones by toying with more experimental sounds. It seems that Opio from the legendary Souls of Mischief is set to continue this tradition with his upcoming collaborative EP The Subconscious Mind, which is being produced entirely by revered Low End Theory producer Free The Robots.” – Earmilk
Mass Appeal asks Bay Area rappers to share their words on The Jacka's unexpected death. Read more from Opio, and others including Iamsu, Berner, Zion I, and Lyrics Born:
“The Jacka touched everybody that he met very deeply because he had a lot of knowledge and game to give to people. He was highly intelligent; a visionary who expressed truth through his art.” – Opio