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Hieroglyphics & discovering early hip-hop on the internet

Sites like Hieroglyphics.com connected like-minded fans and forged relationships. Author John Morrison explores early online hip-hop.

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Web

‘9/3 Till Infinity: Hiero Day gives Oakland a hip-hop holiday’, East Bay Times

Hustling & innovations online lead to the establishment of Hiero Day: an officially-recognized holiday in the city of Oakland, California.

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Print / Magazine

‘Second Wind’, Rap Pages

Oakland’s Hieroglyphics Crew regroup to relaunch as they go independent from their respective major label recording contracts.

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Video

Del the Funky Homosapien & Being First Online in 1995

Del the Funky Homosapien discusses the creation of Hieroglyphics.com & its impact in 1995 after going independent.

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Video

Til Infinity: Hieroglyphics.com and the Birth of Hiero Imperium

Phesto, Tajai and Pep Love discuss meeting up with StinkE to create Hieroglyphics.com in 1995 and their transition from major label recording artists to independent pioneers.

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Web

‘Tour Stories: So You Really Wanna Be In Show Business?’, XXL

Tajai of Souls of Mischief shares the history of going from major label to indie, touring the world, pioneering on the Internet and creating a business.

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Video

3rd Eye Vision Television Commercial, 1998

Rare footage of Hieroglyphics’ “3rd Eye Vision” television commercial promoting their debut “family album” of the same name.

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Web

‘Saved by the Web: The Hieroglyphics see with the Third Eye,’ Metro Silicon Valley

The members of the Hieroglyphics rely on the Internet to get their message and their music out to fans.

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Web

‘Fan Website Kept Hieroglyphics Crew Alive,’ VH1

When you’re running the Hieroglyphics’ official fan-controlled website as Yameen Friedberg is, you’re privy to details few people know about making music.

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Web

‘No Fear of an MP3 Planet,’ Salon

Hiphop group Hieroglyphics has used its Website not only as a community, but as a place to distribute its music after being dropped by its record label.