First Light will be performing next month in Santa Rosa at Chrome Lotus! Event is 21+ and tickets are on sale now!
» Get Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/507571
|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.|
The West Coast classic, 93 ‘Til Infinity, has been released as a Deluxe Reissue by the acclaimed Get On Down label, who continues to show their enduring respect for classic hip-hop with this amazing tribute to Souls of Mischief. The impact that Souls of Mischief had on the development of hip-hop has been tremendous. They have been lauded by everyone from Vampire Weekend to John Mayer to Just Blaze and to Kanye West as having been groundbreaking and influential in both music and fashion.
Available for order now. Shipping on March 7th.
The Super Bundle will be sold here: http://www.getondown.com/product/item.php?id=16701
Individual T-shirts can be bought here: http://www.getondown.com/product/item.php?id=16646
The 2-CD “Music Book” will also be sold individually at www.shophiero.com
Cop Wax Poetics’ nine-page feature on the history of Souls here: http://store.waxpoetics.com/products/issue-57
In order to commemorate the 20th year release of 93 ‘Til Infinity, Get On Down has made 500 legendary Souls Super Bundles that are packed with tons of exclusive content. Several bundle options are available and will be shipped on March 7th, but pre-orders are available now.
Every Souls Super Bundle is packed with great content. It contains the Hiero Light Box, consisting of a commemorative box with a 4.5 inch blue LED-lit Hieroglyphics logo that is activated by a hidden button on the case. The iconic “third-eye” logo glows in radiant neon blue when the button is pushed. The Hiero Light Box also holds the Souls of Mischief Music Book in a distinctive slide-out drawer emblazoned with the Soul’s graf-style logo. The super bundle also contains a 2-CD Souls of Mischief Music Book package is a unique CD casebook that plays the song “93 ‘Til Infinity” when the cover is opened. It houses two CDs which include the full album plus 11 extra remix and instrumental tracks (8 never before on CD, including exclusive “93 ‘Til Infinity” a capella which has not been previously released in any format). It also includes 36-pages of liner notes comprised of images and group interviews. A 2-LP deluxe gatefold edition of 93 ‘Til Infinity is included in the super bundle, as well as an exclusive t-shirt available in black or white. A Standard Bundle will also be available, which includes all of the above, sans t-shirt.Continue Reading
Opio (Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics) will be performing back to back shows in Hawaii this weekend.
On September 13th, he will be performing at NextDoor in Honolulu with Bicasso (Alien Art Gang/Living Legends)
» Get Tickets for September 13th in Honolulu, HI here!
On September 14th, Opio will be performing at Hiphop On the Rocks in Makawao, HI.
» Get Tickets for September 14th in Makawao, HI here!
First Light's debut album Fallacy Fantasy is now available online and in stores worldwide! The release of their album is accompanied by a new music video for their track "Los Lobos". Opio and Pep Love of the famed Hieroglyphics hip hop collective have joined forces to illuminate the day and expound upon the Hiero theme of random acts of musical collaboration.
First Light gets its cue from the braggadocio and conceptual characteristics that were commonly expressed in the early nineties "Golden Era" of hip hop. But, at the same time, their way of displaying an affinity for and a loathing of the apathy and debauchery that permeates today's pop culture is poetically contradictory.