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Tajai’s “Machine Language” Features Two Yameen Songs

Machine Language, the latest album from Tajai of Souls of Mischief / Hieroglyphics, features two Yameen songs: “Formless” from Nuntype “Hemingway” also from Nuntype Additionally, Tajai has included an updated version of “Matter of Moments” with a new beat on Machine Language, a song which was originally cut from the Nuntype album (You can download the original here). Machine Language…

Hiero & Dilated Peoples in the Studio (Video), 2001

I’ve been going through my MiniDV tapes (remember those?) and found the recording session for what would become “Center of Attention” (off of DJ Babu’s, Duck Season Vol. 1) featuring Souls of Mischief, Pep Love and Dilated Peoples. The video and recording session took place at Evidence’s Los Angeles-based home studio in March of 2001. Higher resolution video link after…

A Decade of Releases

It’s pretty bugged to think back ten years ago and reminiscence on how these albums were conceived, worked on and eventually brought to life. Here’s some of my favorite full-length releases from my output over the last ten years. Projecto:2501 (November 2nd, 2000) We started the decade not with a whimper, but with a bang: 2000′s Projecto: 2501 featuring me…

Shing02 “Contact” Lyrics

In 1999 we got up with Japanese MC, Shing02 to record the song, “Contact” for the Projecto: 2501 album. Shing0′s verse is entirely in Japanese, but I just came across the lyrics translation he provided. Here it is, peep: If existence itself is a part of fate, Then is our music merely a faithful reproduction Of a completed work from…

Tajai in Bay Guardian (I Get Some Love Too)

Checkout my homeboy Tajai on the cover of this week’s Bay Area Guardian newspaper on shelves now: The house that Hiero built I get a little bit of shine as well in the article since our first record together, Projecto: 2501 came out on Tajai’s label in 1999. Definitely check it out. Tajai is one of the hardest working guys…