The Hieroglyphics, a veteran Hip-Hop collective and pioneering recording imprint, will deliver to the Bay Area another star-studded festival for its annual “Hiero Day” event. Now in its seventh year, this year’s lineup was announced and features Black Thought of The Roots, Freddie Gibbs, and more.

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If you don’t think the Bay Area’s Hip-Hop populus is geeked over the Golden State Warriors’ first NBA championship in 40 years, you better ask somebody.

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Hip-Hop didn’t pull its style, swag and samples from thin air. Like highwater slacks to younger siblings, they were passed down from an elder generation as a bundle of knowledge.


Bay Area rapper Saafir affirmed his place in the Hip-Hop elite back in the 1990s after taking on Oakland-based rap crew the Hieroglyphics in a freestyle battle. Now, the Saucee Nomad is currently bound to a wheelchair after suffering severe spinal damage exacerbated by his addiction to the drug ecstasy, allegedly.


For two decades plus, the Oakland-based rap collective Hieroglyphics (Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, Souls Of Mischief, Pep Love, Domino) have enraptured fans with several stand out album releases and sold out world tours . Still going strong as one of the first groups to embrace the changing times by using the Internet to push […]

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