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.

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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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.'

» Find out more information on Hiero Day 2013 on: www.HIERODAY.com

'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)

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"Tajai is an emcee and producer from Oakland, CA. He is a founding member the underground hip hop group group Souls of Mischief, and the larger collective known as Hieroglyphics. In elementary school, Tajai met A-Plus, and years later joined with Phesto and Opio to release the Souls Of Mischief 1993 debut album, 93 Til Infinity, on Jive Records. It was later named by The Source Magazine as one of the Top 100 Rap Albums. In 1995, they released the sophomore album, No Man’s Land, and were dropped from Jive that same year. The group joined Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Domino, Pep Love, and DJ Toure to form the Hieroglyphics crew. In 1997, Tajai graduated with a degree in Anthropology from Stanford University. In 1999, the group SupremeEx was formed with Tajai and StinkE to release the album Nuntype and an enhanced CD called Projecto: 2501. The group first two studio albums were 3rd Eye Vision (1998) and Full Circle (2003), released to critical acclaim. The collective has also released five compilation albums, including their upcoming July 2013 release, The Kitchen. Souls Of Mischief are currently on their 93 Til Infinity Tour; a 20 year anniversary tour, performing their classic debut album in it’s entirety for over 50 dates in the United States. Purchase tickets at StillInfinity.com."

» Read the interview on the TheBeeShine.com!

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