“I think the whole philosophy of when you're in a kitchen—you're choppin' shit up, you're choppin' vegetables and you're cookin'—that was kind of like what we were doing to it,” said Kwes the Bess. “They gave us the ingredients, and we cooked it.”
The Sleeprockers, a supergroup of DJ's out of Sacramento, spoke with newsreview.com about meeting HIeroglyphics and eventually collaborating on The Kitchen. Believe it or not, the two crews met on Twitter.
"It sounds like a joke, but this hip-hop story begins with Twitter: In the summer of 2011, Tajai—a rapper in Oakland's hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics and CEO of the Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings music label—tweets that he's looking for a deejay for his next project. A few days later, Christopher Jaime—a.k.a. DJ Nocturnal, part of the five-man Sacramento deejay crew the Sleeprockers—replies."
The article goes on to talk about the process of creating the album -
"While working on the album as a five-man group over the span of a year, the Sleeprockers would drive out to Oakland to visit the Hieroglyphics' place every few months to show off their newly completed work."