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NAME – Philly Shit

Before he went solo, Grand Agent aka Jared Talyor was in a hiphop group called NAME out of Philly with DJ Mr Cisum and Ozzie Jones. Every record these guys would drop, I would pick up. Around 2000 or so I managed to acquire the holy grail: NAME’s full length album, Lost Page Of The B-Boy Document from HipHopSite.com as…

Long Live Hieroglyphics.Com!

I save a lot of shit. I have backups of backups of gifs, videos, Photoshop PSD’s, you name it. And occasionally I will search for one thing, and come upon a treasure trove of Other Things. Such was the case earlier today when I stumbled upon the files that amounted to my departure from the site I created and maintained between…

End of the Mayan Calendar: BBR – 2013

Here’s a track I produced and recorded with Philadelphia’s BBR (Big Brother Resistance) back in 1999. The track is all about what layes beyond the fabled end of the Mayan Calendar: December 21st, 2012 (which happens to be today’s date, as I post this). The song was the very first release on Arrakis Records, printed on vinyl 12″ in 2000.…

Time Warp! RealAudio Lands at Hieroglyphics.com (16 Years ago today)

It’s funny how these things happen…I was looking through some old files and came across the very first audio recording I ever made in RealAudio. You remember RealAudio, right? Way back when we were using telephones to dial-up our connections to the Internet, RealAudio provided a low-bandiwdth codec that was efficient enough to encode audio in a file size that…