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The History of Del the Funky Homosapien & Video Games

A chronological retelling of Del the Funky Homosapien’s impact on gaming and the otaku culture that inspired him.

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“Proto Culture” Lyrics – Del the Funky Homosapien & Khaos Unique

Lyrics to the cult classic ode to video games, “Proto Culture.” From the album, Both Sides of the Brain.

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Interview with Tajai (Audio) — Hieroglyphics Imperium, 1997

As Hiero’s popularity exploded online in 1997, we sat down with Souls of Mischief’s Tajai & discussed the crew’s newfound independence.

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Hieroglyphics Colorado Tour, 1997

In December of 1997, director, photographer, and Hieroglyphics Dot Com contributor Jacob Rosenberg toured across the state of Colorado with the Hiero Crew as they performed across three cities. “Saucee Jake” captured a wealth of photographs and wrote an excellent travelogue, which became one of our earliest collaborations on the Hiero site.

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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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‘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.

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Hiero Freestyles: The RealAudio Collection (1993-1999)

An ancient Internet audio format is unlocked as we convert our archive of ’90s Hiero freestyles to MP3.

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‘Hip-Hop Honors Online Progeny,’ WIRED

Artists like Hieroglyphics, who use the web to advance the hip-hop cause, bask in the klieg lights of the Online Hip-Hop Awards.

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‘Grandmaster Flash Plays Hip-Hop Web Awards,’ MTV News

At the 1999 Online Hip-Hop Awards, the Hieroglyphics won big in two categories.