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Web

Looking To The Past, Shaping The Future: Souls of Mischief

In the nascent days of the internet, pages like Stinke’s tHa thReshHold were the only places where internet-savvy hip-hop fans could find online info about their favorite rap acts.

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Print & Magazine

‘Hieroglyphics Imperium – Karen Dere Talks Keeping it Indie,’ San Francisco Bay Guardian

What does it take to be an independent record label? Hiero’s Karen Dere talks about the challenges and rewards of the modern music industry.

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Print & Magazine

‘Take It to the Bridge,’ CMJ New Music Monthly

Musically diverse, self-contained, self-supported, and artistically driven—most importantly, independent. Read about the early-aughts Bay Area music scene and its influence on Hieroglyphics.

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Print & Magazine

’21st Century Fan,’ CMJ New Music Monthly

“We’re a link between the fans and the bands.” How Webmasters, including Hieroglyphics’ Stinke, served as a crucial connection and replaced faceless record label marketing strategies.

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Print & Magazine

‘Anywhere, 2000’ – SPIN Magazine

The Internet’s ability to transcend geography has proved a boon for Hieroglyphics as well as fans. A look back at how going digital changed hip-hop.

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Video

Casual Reflects on Hieroglyphics’ Pioneering Online Journey

Watch Casual’s perspective on Hieroglyphics’ innovative move to take their music online in 1995, a pivotal moment in the evolution of music.

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Print & Magazine

‘Return of the Ripper,’ SPIN Magazine

Star pupil of Handsome Boy Modeling School, cousin of Ice Cube, and founding father of indie hip-hop, Del the Funky Homosapien drops a fragglicious new album—glossary not included. Yiggity!

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Print & Magazine

‘The Hieros Return,’ Hip-Hop Connection

It used to be Hieros this, Hieros that. But Souls of Mischief and the rest of the Hieroglyphics clique fell back to earth as quickly as their star had risen. Now the Bay Area bandwagon is back in effect. To infinity and beyond…

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Web

‘Hip Hop, Napster, and the New Music Industry,’ Africana.com

“The net is going to be bigger than television,” says Tajai. “It’s going to be something where everybody is connected.”

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Print & Magazine

‘Hieroglyphics Go It Alone,’ THE WEB Magazine

While major labels do their own online experimentation, some acts such as Hieroglyphics use the Web as their sole means of marketing and distribution.