Tag Archive for Hieroglyphics

Archive of articles about the Bay Area hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics (Del the Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love, Extra Prolific and Domino).

Hieroglyphics.com Turns 20 Years Old

As a junior in high school in 1995, I had randomly discovered the modem buried in our family’s Packard Bell PC which until this point was nothing more than a glorified word processor and an excuse to play the X-Wing videogame. It was a random moment with my father, who nonchalantly logged into a CompuServe chat room one evening and…

Long Live Hieroglyphics.Com!

I save a lot of stuff. 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…

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…