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.

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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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Machine Language is Tajai's latest project. It features Sleeprockers (who you may have seen at Hiero Dayproduction and unique sound on all the tracks! 

Listen to the entire project below or on the Hieroglyphics Bandcamp

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