First Light released a new video for "Do This Well" from their debut Fallacy Fantasy album!
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There was something strangely prophetic to Souls Of Mischief’s debut LP 93 ’til Infinity, and few groups in hip hop have shown the kind of longevity that the Cali group have demonstrated. Inspired at college by rap heroes like Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash, Tajai and A-Plus met Phesto, rolling with the OG posse Rhythm & Excellence before Opio joined, before Dante Ross at Jive suggested a name change.
It was as Souls Of Mischief that they settled into their true identity, delivering their stand-out debut in 1993. Like many acts that taste success with their first record, the Souls went on to establish their own independent collective as part of Hieroglyphics, with fellow like-minded emcees Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Pep Love, Casual, JayBiz and producer Domino. This strength of community gave everyone control over their musical output, and meant that the Souls could concentrate on what they’ve always excelled at: capturing the nuances and drama of everyday life in smart turns of phrase, and being the closest thing to an underground super group that the west coast had.
They continue to press on to this day, not just representing the 90s underground, but inspiring a whole new generation of rugged Cali afro-futurists like Odd Future, Co$$, and Black Hippy.
On September 19th, A-Plus will be joining Methodman & Redman at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, CA! Other special guests include Equipto, Sellassie, Kevvy Kev, DJ Mr. E, DJ Mark Di Vita, & DJ Leydis! Event is 21+
Since the late 1980's, A-Plus has produced music for Hieroglyphics as a group and a musical collective, responsible for some of Hieroglyphics' biggest hits & most critically-acclaimed tracks. He has also proven his versatility as a producer with critically acclaimed production credits on the works of artists encompassing many genres of music.
Reginald "Reggie" Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the Def Jam label. He is also well known for his collaborations with Method Man, including their starring roles in films and sitcoms. He was also a member of the Def Squad in the early 1990s. Redman exploded on to the hip-hop scene in 1992 when he released his debut album, Whut? Thee Album . That gold album was followed up with the gold-plus, critically acclaimed releases Dare Iz a Darkside .(1994), Muddy Water (1996),Doc’s da Name 2000 (1998), El Nino with Def Squad (Keith Murray and Erick Sermon in 1998) , Malpractice (2001) and Red Gone Wild (2007).
"I love y'all, you know I love y'all...I'm standing onstage,but not above y'all" - Pep Love...
Congrats to my folks @therealhierocrew for another dope day in the city of Oakland. Thank you to all those in attendance for coming in peace & showing respect to & for each other.The folks that worked/volunteered/performed/vended/skated. Linden Street brewery & the businesses that allowed the event to take place in our community. This event could not have happened without 2 people @agirlfromoak & @domoarifoto who crushed the coordination of #hieroday. Show them some love.
- Tim-House (via Instagram)
Hiero Day 2013 was a huge success yesterday, with amazing performances and a great crowd in Oakland, CA. Stay tuned for recap photos and videos that will be released soon. Thank you to all those who came and contributed to the community event!Continue Reading