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Twenty years into a career constantly skirting the seams of true celebrity, a musical collective invited its entire city -- which had rarely hosted it or officially acknowledged its contributions -- to a street party. A community holiday was born.

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We came across this excellent article on Hiero Day (this Monday, September 2nd), written by Jeremy C. Owens for Inside Bay Area. It contains great information on how Hiero Day came to be what it is today, interviews with members of Hieroglyphics on what the day means to them, and how they are curating and establishing an ongoing day of celebration.

» Read the Hiero Day 2013 article on Inside Bay Area

Find a few of our favorite exerpts from the article below, and be sure to read the full article with photos, videos, and more content!

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"The end goal is to create something that is sustainable and that is a lot bigger than the group Hieroglyphics," explains rapper Tajai, one of the group's founding members and a member of the quartet Souls of Mischief. "There was a reason why the festival is free, and why it's all ages: Its not just about hip-hop, its about the best that Oakland has to offer, and us being proud that we're just part of this, more so than something to honor us."

"It was an awesome, intergenerational crowd," McElhaney says. adding that Hiero Day "celebrates the best of who we are."

"Hiero Day is for Oakland, it's for the city," the rapper continues. "We represent the community, born and raised in Oakland, and we're doing it for the people to celebrate ... so when I'm old, too old to perform, I can still be at HieroDay."


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Aug
27

We're proud to announce the official Hiero Day 2013 Artist Lineup. Join all of us this Monday, September 2nd, 2013 (Labor Day) for a Hip-hop Festival to remember in #Oakland.

Hiero Day is a free, all ages event. Find all event information, photos, videos, & updates on: www.HIERODAY.com

** Spread the word and SHARE this flyer if you'll be there! **

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Aug
27

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.'

'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)

WWW.HIERODAY.COM

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Aug
26

Photos by Andrew Seng/Emerald

The Daily Emerald posted a great photo recap from Day 2 of Kaleidoscope Music Festival! Check out the full article for photos from Souls of Mischief and Candy Cigarretes!

» Read the article here & view all photos on The Daily Emerald!

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Aug
26

Photos by Andrew Seng/Emerald

The Daily Emerald posted a great photo recap from Day 2 of Kaleidoscope Music Festival! Check out the full article for photos from Souls of Mischief and Candy Cigarretes!

» Read the article here & view all photos on The Daily Emerald!

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Aug
22

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.'

'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)

» RSVP now for Free Admission to Hiero Day - Septmeber 2nd, 2013 in Oakland, CA

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