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Hiero Day in Oakland, September 2nd

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 19, 2019 02:30pm | Post a Comment

The Hieroglyphics Crew is back for its 8th annual Hiero Day celebration this Labor Day, September Hiero Day2nd, in Oakland! The Hiero Day Music Block Party is an all-day, all-ages music event showcasing over 40 live performances on three stages by the best legendary, underground, and undiscovered artists in genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and more.

Oakland-based hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics Imperium, has presented Hiero Day since its inception, using their influential force in the independent music scene to attract star-studded lineups. This year’s line-up continues to offer a diverse array of talent as they welcome hip-hop icons Little Brother, Scarface, Diamond D, Pete Rock & Yukmouth, Black Moon, Smif N Wessun and Spice 1 along with heavy hitters Benny the Butcher & Conway the Machine, Playrunners Association (AllBlack, Offset Jim, Kossiko, White Dave & Joe Wax), The Midnight Hour (fronted by celebrated composer Adrian Younge & A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad),and the Earthgang/Spillage Village affiliated songstress Mereba. The day will be hosted by a variety of local legends including Mistah F.A.B., Chuy Gomez, and Sway Calloway, and features a performance from the Hieroglyphics crew, fresh off of their Third Eye Vision Anniversary tour.

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#NewHipHopVinyl - Top 5 LPs + Upcoming & Reissue LP Picks - Tyler, The Creator, Skizz & CRIMEAPPLE, Denzel Curry, Y.O.D etc

Posted by Billyjam, August 18, 2019 07:02pm | Post a Comment
Upcoming Vinyl Hip-Hop LP Pick [Amoeba Pre-Order]

Tyler, The Creator  IGOR LP ( CD + Cassette) upcoming vinyl 9/27 pre-order now from Amoeba


Upcoming LP release of the week is Tyler, The Creator's IGOR LP on Columbia/Legacy that will be released on 150 gram vinyl format with gatefold cover on September 27th (pre-order from Amoeba now) and this upcoming Friday (August 23rd) on both CD and Cassette formats (per-order IGOR CD and IGOR cassette now from Amoeba). Previously released in May in digital format but soon be available physically on 150 gram vinyl, CD and cassette formats from Amoeba, IGOR is the Odd Future star's official sixth solo album and the follow up to the 28 year old artist's 2017 hit album Flower 2LP (also on CD). Packed with introspective soulbearing songs, IGOR  even surpasses that critically acclaimed album and has already been dubbed a masterpiece by several critics. Below is the music video for the album track "EARFQUAKE." 


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Jack the Ripper, Rock n' Roller or Just Creepy Dark Alley Stroller?

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 13, 2019 11:00pm | Post a Comment

By Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show


"Let us begin. Let the circle not be broken. Concentrate upon the flame, which burns upon the Altar of Truth. Yes... there is something here. Something terrible. I feel its presence. Fear, anger, hatred... anger feeds the flame. Oh, oh, there is evil here, monstrous, terrible evil! Consuming hunger! Hatred of all that lives, hatred of women, a hunger that never dies! It is strong, overpowering, an ancient terror! It has a name: Barratus, Kesla, Redjac. Devouring all life, all light! A hunger that will never die!"
~ Sybo, the Argelian empath

Let me start off by saying, serial killers are not cool. They are total jerks. But much like the Zodiac Killer, Jack the Ripper still has folks intrigued because he had a great name and was never caught. Judas Priest, Morrissey, Nick Cave, and even LL Cool J have songs about "The Ripper."

Now, I don't listen to those cats, but I do have a fond memory of tearing down a dirt road along side the railroad tracks in my old Ford F150 (with a spray-painted pirate flag on the hood) listening to Link Wray & His Ray Men's "Jack the Ripper" on cassette when I was a young lad.

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Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party, August 17

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 13, 2019 12:17pm | Post a Comment

Noise Pop presents their seventh annual 20th Street Block Party on Saturday, August 17th from noon to 6pm! Head to 20th and 19th Streets between Bryant and Harrison in the Mission District for this FREE neighborhood celebration of music, food, local vendors, and tons of other surprises. This year's proceeds will benefit non-profits 826 Valencia and La Cocina!

The music will be flowing all day with two stages and eight bands! Catch performances from Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy, Speedy Ortiz, SASAMI, Hello Yello, Pity Party, Shutups, ZOLA, and the winner of the 20th Street Block Party band competition! The suspense is killing us!

Amoeba is thrilled to once again be on the scene with primo used vinyl, enamel pins, and more. Come dig in our crates and find some treasures at this unique street party.

More info HERE!

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93 ’Til 2019: Souls of Mischief’s Opio Opines on Hiero’s '93 Classic in 2019’s “Shaft” & “Always Be My Maybe” + Rhettmatic homage

Posted by Billyjam, August 12, 2019 11:39am | Post a Comment

Souls Of Mischief  "93 'Til Infinity" video for timeless title track off Hiero crew's 1993 debut album LP + CD; a song whose influence is deemed to indeed be until infinity as proven by its prominence in 2019
including its inclusion on the 2019 remake Shaft original soundtrack


The Souls Of Mischief ever-popular, landmark introductary first single “93 ’Til Infinity” has been long considered a timeless hip-hop track but this year the title track off the Hiero crew’s 1993 debut album has been given a whole new lease on life thanks in great part to appearing in the soundtracks of two major 2019 movie releases.

It appeared prominently in both the recently released Shaft (setting the tone for the 2019 remake of the blaxploitation movie classic as part of its opening scene) and also in the popular (Amoeba Berkeley-friendly) Bay-centric, Nahnatchka Khan directed romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe starring Randall Park and Ali Wong.

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