Tajai Massey, known by the stage name, Tajai. He is one of the four founding members of Souls of Mischief. In elementary school Tajai met fellow Souls of Mischief member A-Plus, and the duo began their nascent rap careers. Tajai eventually introduced A-Plus to future Souls of Mischief members Phesto and Opio, and the group formed in high school before releasing their debut album '93 Till Infinity on Jive Records in 1993.

On a mainstream level, rappers spew idioms about money in large amounts that more often than not outweigh the actual dollar amount in their bank accounts. However, veteran MCs Pep Love and Tajai of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew speak from a contrary point of view on their new track “Monopoly Money.” Hip-Hop Wired

See the premiere and listen to the track on Hip-Hop Wired: http://bit.ly/1pEKPXM

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Tajai Massey will be speaking at Impact Hub Oakland for another installment of CreativeMornings Oakland on July 17th! Registration opens at 11am today: http://creativemornings.com/talks/tajai

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Deluxe Reissue Includes LED Hiero Logo, Unreleased Tracks, and More Exclusive Content; Pre-orders are Available Now

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.

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Tajai mentions his favorite Eminem song, album, and moment on Complex Magazine along with B.o.B., Ab Soul, Danny Brown, Diddy, Redman, E-40, and more. Tajai tells the story of hearing Eminem's demo when he opened for Souls of Mischief in Detroit in 1996. Eminem was a fan of Souls, evident in the movie 8 Mile where there's a quick glimpse of a Hiero sticker.

» Find out where that Hiero sticker is hidden & more from Tajai in the interview: http://bit.ly/1c6gYRn

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Tajai will be performing with En Vogue at the President Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity benefit at the Paramount Theatre on October 6th! Great show for a great cause!

» Get Tickets for the Opening Ceremony on October 6th here!

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