About

Peace! My name is Yameen aka “Stinke.” I was the creator & webmaster of Hieroglyphics.com between 1995 – 2001. In that role, I served as the New Media Coordinator & a founding partner of the independent hip-hop recording label, Hieroglyphics Imperium.

I created this site as an archive and educational resource to document one of the most important moments in the history of hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics.

For a detailed albeit brief history of Hieroglyphics.com, click here.

After unceremoniously released from their respective major label recording contracts, Hieroglyphics (Del the funky homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, The Prose, Extra Prolific & Domino) created their own independent hip-hop record label, Hieroglyphics Imperium. Using the burgeoning internet & world wide web of the mid-1990’s, Hiero was one of the first music groups online. Hieroglyphics.com created a strong web presence, community and business model directly with fans, making history along the way as a pioneer and prototype. This website aims to recognize & record those achievements and progress.

For a more editorialized history from the lens of my own experience, please refer to the following articles I have written about Hiero & Hieroglyphics.com on my personal website:

Hieroglyphis.com Turns 20 Years Old

Long Live Hieroglyphics.Com!

3rd Eye Vision 20th Anniversary Retrospective

And many more Hiero-related articles here.