hieroglyphics

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.

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.

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 […]