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Feb
24

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


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Aug
22

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.' - Audible Treats (Read)

» RSVP now for Free Admission to Hiero Day - Septmeber 2nd, 2013 in Oakland, CA

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Aug
07

Hip Hop 4 Change will be hitting San Francisco this Saturday on August 10th, featuring Orukusaki, Seneca, O'Naje, and special guest Pep Love. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Event runs from 9pm to 2am!

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Jun
28

Pep Love

Come out to see Pep Love, one of the nicest emcee's in The Bay rock the mic at The Legionnaire, a hot new venue in Oakland. Foreign Legion, another Bay Area classic underground group, will be moving the crowd with thought provoking rhymes and knocking beats.

The night will also hold special treats on deck with DJ's Platurn (Oakland Faders), Teeko and resident DJ's Saurus Pickster and Max Kane. The walls will be adorned with art work by Dump La Rock and Griffin and will be hosted by the Night Clubber Lang.

Be sure to check out Pep Love's most recent project with fellow Hiero member Opio on the new banger Fallacy Fantasy

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Jun
13

Yo! Blunt Club comes to Oakland at the Legionnaire on June 28th featuring Pep Love (of the Hieroglyphics Crew), Foreign Legion, Platurn, Teeko, along with residents Saurus, Pickster, & Max Kane.

$5 Door | 21+

» RSVP on the Facebook Event for more details!

"One of the most infamous weekly Hip Hop parties on the West Coast will be holding a monthly BLUNT CLUB OAKLAND at the Legionnaire Saloon every 4th Friday of month beginning FRIDAY JUNE 28TH! Join us for a legendary night of live Hip Hop music, DJ's and live painting as we officially welcome the BLUNT CLUB to the Bay!"


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Jun
04

First Light - Fallacy Fantasy

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.

Purchase "Fallacy Fantasy" on iTunes!

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Pep Love BIOGRAPHY
With Pep Love's intricate raps, indelible performances and hard-hitting beats in addition to Hieroglyphics albums Third Eye Vision and Full Circle, Pep has amassed a highly-respected, musical catalog through adaptation and consistency.
Growing up in a musically and socially informed family Pep has always nurtured a passion for the culture later chronicled in the lyrics of the song “Hip-Hop My Friend.” “I’ve been a dreamer always. Being an artist is trying to manifest those dreams." says Pep when remembering the journey that has led him to the destination in which we find him today. He connected with close friend and DJ/producer Jay-Biz while in high school, and formed The Shamen, a duo that would later gain recognition for witty raps and mosaic beats under the guise of The Prose. While the tandem would begin working with a collective rap crew known as Hieroglyphics, Pep performed incessantly as a fiercely dedicated Rap argonaut. “We were spending time with each other freestyling, making songs and involved in each other’s lives as artists and friends,” Pep recalls of his high school classmates, including A-Plus, Casual, and Opio. “The clique of rapping cats.”
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