Souls Of Mischief
BIOGRAPHY
In 1995, Souls of Mischief members A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai joined forces with the other members of the Hieroglyphics crew including Del, Domino, Pep Love, and Casual to create a new independent label- Hieroglyphics Imperium- to publish and market the collective's, and individual members', releases.
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Jul
25

Frank 151 & Tajai have released their second article of 'Souls of Mischief's Still Infinity Tour Diary'. Topics include observing the reactions of the Trayvon Martin verdict in different states in the nation, the commitment to Ramadan while on tour, and tour highlights and memories. Read some exerpts from the article below, but make sure to read the full scoop!

» Read Tajai x Frank 151's 'Souls of Mischief's Still Infinity Tour Diary: Week 2'!

"For those of you unfamiliar with the principal of Ramadan, it's essentially an annual observance of Islam where Muslims worldwide have to fast daily for an entire month between dawn and sunset. It's already a sacrifice most of us would never be willing to make, but imagine having the dedication to stick with it, even amidst a 50-date rap tour? That's what our homie Tajai of Souls of Mischief is currently dealing with, smack-dab in the middle of their 20th anniversary Still Infinity Tour, wrapping August 25."

 - Frank 151

"Overall, I have felt the entire gamut of emotions during this fast, often at extreme levels. I have seen the senseless destruction of property in my home city through social media and news, and that saddens me. I have also seen the positive, peaceful protests throughout the nation and that gives me hope that dialogue on the poor state of race relations in America is being sparked. Somewhere between these extremes I hope that we all are able to sit back, reflect, and see the beauty of life and how we all can nurture and develop TOGETHER. Hip Hop was created in that spirit. "

- Tajai (Souls of Mischief / Hieroglyphics)

» If you haven't heard it already, listen & support Hieroglyphics' new album "The Kitchen"!

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Jul
19

Adrian Younge presents Souls of Mischief's new album, titled There Is Only Now.

» Read VICE's interview with Adrian Younge & Souls of Mischief

"In a way, Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge are complementary. Souls are living legends, who are still active and touring 20 years after 93 Til Infinity cemented their place in the hip-hop canon. Younge is the up-and-coming producer who specializes in delivering cinematic narratives through live instrumentation, breathing new life into old sounds. " - Ezra Marcus (VICE)

"Today on Sway In The Morning, producer/musician Adrian Younge and hip-hop group Souls of Mischief announced that they’d be releasing a joint album via RZA’s Soul Temple Records, due out this September. In an interview with XXL earlier this week, Younge dished on the concept behind the album—which has its own storyline, as did Younge’s recent output Twelve Reasons To Die with Ghostface Killah—as well as the style and feel of the project, and the involvement of Ali Shaheed Muhammad [A Tribe Called Quest]." - Dan Rys (XXL)


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Jun
21

"The legendary and Iconic Hip Hop group Souls Of Mischief before kicking off their 20 year anniversary tour sits down with Mr Get Your Buzz Up to discuss Hip Hop over the last 20 years, artists they enjoy right now, how hip hop has changed over the past 20 years, their debut album “From 93 Till Infinity”, the importance of that album within Hip Hop, and they discuss how they were able to stay together through all the ups and downs because they are more than just group they are all family. Please enjoy!!"

» Read the full interview on Get Your Buzz Up!

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Jun
19

Emcee Tajai dishes on the Oaklanders' successes.

"Tajai, along with fellow Souls of Mischief emcees A-Plus, Opio and Phesto, got a taste of success early. Tajai was just 18 in 1993 when the group’s debut album “93 ’Til Infinity” dropped.  Early is relative, however; by that time, Tajai had been rapping with A-Plus for a decade.

Now, the Oakland natives — who are also part of the hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics — are embarking on a tour celebrating their quintessential album.

“In hindsight, it’s weird that we’re still eating off this,” Tajai said. “We were thinking we were going to be the best thing since sliced bread, so in that sense we failed, but…”

But people still love “93 ’Til Infinity,” especially its title track. The album remains timeless due to its honesty — Souls members never were anything but themselves, not succumbing to the will of what was then a rapidly developing hip-hop mainstream."

The Minnesota Daily wrote a great article on the Souls of Mischief Still Infinity Tour - including interview with Tajai (Hieroglyphics / Souls of Mischief). Read the entire article at the link below, written by Spencer Doar.

» Read the full article on The Minnesota Daily!

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Jun
04

Back in December, Los Angeles producer & composer Adrian Younge ressurected The Delfonics into a modern generation of soul, bringing you an amazing new album in collaboration with lead singer himself, William Hart. 

Now listen to the legendary Souls of Mischief kill it on this remix of the project's single, "Stop and Look," produced by Black Milk.  

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