Hiero Day 2015 Lineup To Include Alkaholiks, Domo Genesis, Aceyalone, The Coup, Cali Agents, Luniz, CMW, HBK, Zion I, & Equipto

Posted by Billyjam, August 25, 2015 07:50am | Post a Comment

The folks at Oakland's Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective have announced the anticipated lineup for this year's Hiero Day that does not disappoint and happens on Monday, September 7th at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in Oakland. In addition to headlining act the Hieros, whose membership boasts members such as Souls of Mischief, Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, and DJ Toure, this year's amazing Hiero Day 2015 lineup will feature 45 diverse acts across three stages that covers various eras and subgenres of hip-hop. This impressive lineup will include Tha Alkaholiks, who arrived on the hip-hop scene the same time as the Hieros; Odd Future's Domo Genesis; Cali Agents (Rasco and Planet Asia); Stones Throw founder DJ/producer Peanut Butter Wolf; Boots Riley's legendary Oakland political hip-hop soldiers The Coup; Freestyle Fellowship's super-gifted emcee Aceyalonelegendary Oakland rap duo the Luniz; Raashan Ahmad's group formerly known as The Mission - Crown City RockersMC Eiht's legendary '90s SoCal rap group Compton's Most Wanted; hometown hip-hop heroes Foreign Legion; Rhymesayers' female emcee talent Psalm One (who changed her name for a minute in recent years); Zion I, Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson; Equipto & Otayo Dubb; HBK members Kool John, P-Lo, and Jay Ant in separate sets; and hyphy era stars The Team

Among the many DJs spinning at Hiero Day 2015 will be Beat Junkies/The Visionaries star DJ Rhettmatic, (former Amoebite/Oakland Faders co-founder) DJ PlaturnSake One of Local 1200 crew, (friend of Amoeba) House ShoesD Sharp, and Kevvy Kev with on stage hosts including Chuy Gomez and Chris RIggins

When Hiero Day began in 2012 at a location in the Uptown area of Oakland near the New Parish, the naysayers cynically said that it would not last past year one. Being a big rap event in Oakland and free to anyone and everyone, it would have to self-implode they predicted. But thankfully those negative predictions were totally wrong as proven by the continuance of this wonderful all-day celebration of hip-hop music that, in addition to the mulit-faceted Hiero crew, showcases a rich variety of hip-hop with a focus on Bay Area and West Coast, and is now celebrating its fourth year. Not only that but Hiero Day, which after outgrowing its original year one street festival space moved over to its current ideal location on a stretch of 3rd Street roughly midway between West Oakland BART and Jack London Square, has gotten bigger and better each year. More impressive is that Hiero Day 4 is an all-ages event for the community!

One small change this year is that it is no longer a totally free event but, due to mounting costs of producing such a large scale event, there is now a minimal ticket cost of $10 - $20 with advance tickets online.  Below is a nice video overview of last year's Hiero Day 2014 by General Hydroponics.


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