Hiero Day 2018 Today: Top Five Artists Music Preview Countdown

Posted by Billyjam, September 3, 2018 12:47pm | Post a Comment

Just begun here in Oakland at 3rd and MLK is the seventh Hiero Day; the annual fun one day hip-hop festival presented by  the East Bay city's very own legendary music collective The Hieroglyphics crew featuring such acts as  Souls of MischiefDel The Funky Homosapien, Casual, and DJ Toure etc.). With gates opened first after 11am and things getting going now thrrough early this evening (til just before sunset and billed as 7pm but usually more like 730pm ending). As usual there's a rich variety of hip-hop artists at Hiero Day which, note,  this year has returned to its favored Oakland location of 3rd and MLK streets.  Here, where it is not as hot as previous years, in the surrounding blocks spread out on a few different stages will be a strong lineup of talented hip-hop acts; both local and national.

Tickets to the all ages event, that also features a myriad of food trucks and tables set up by vendors and non-profits, are $40 at the door.  If you are still on the fence about coming down here to Hiero Day 2018, the Ameoblog presents a quick top five artists music preview out of the dozens of  talented acts scheduled to perform later today. This long list includes  Richie RichSean G, B.A.G. (Blimes Brixton and Gifted Gab), DJ D Sharp, Nero, Durag Dynasty, eLZhiDJ Fresh vs. Traxamillion, J. Rawls, DJ Lex, Livewire, Mannie FreshIll Camille, J-Cutt, J. Mike Relm, Mind MotionOld Man Saxon, The Pharcyde, SleeprockersSpencer StevensTalib Kweli, and Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets fame whom Saturday also performed in Oakland at FESTAC Cultural Arts Festival. Meantime below is the last minute pre-Hiero Day top five music picks that are embedded below via YouTube video format (some audio only) and SoundCloud mp3 playback.

#5 Georgia Anne Muldrow audio only for title track off LA artist's new Brainfeeder album Overload

#4 Freddie Gibbs title track from his classic Statik Selektah collab from few years ago that recently in 2018 got reissued on vinyl/LP Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away LP.

#3 Chali 2na from few months back over in UK on BBC radio running through medley of classics with his longtime musical collaborator / fellowJurassic 5 member DJ Cut Chemist. Note that not the DJ but only Chali 2na with his distinctive baritone flow will be at Hiero Day today.

#2   Black Thought "9th vs Thought"  (2018) former member of The Roots and one of hip-hop's greatest emcees teams up with super producer 9th Wonder for sick track off his welcome return project "Streams of Thoughts Vol 1"


#1  People Under The Stairs "Drinking and Jivin'" (2018) brand new end-of-summer themed, killer track entitled "Drinking and Jivin" (even though it sounds like "drinking and driving" but is not)  from the always amazing longtime LA duo's (untitled) upcoming new album. These guys are always great in concert due to their endless years of touring and honing their live sets.


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