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‘Hip-Hop Takes the Prize: Net N the Hood,’ Entertainment Weekly

Originally published in Entertainment Weekly magazine
April 23, 1999
Page 69

Written by Leslie Marable

Hip-Hop Takes the Prize: Net N the Hood | Entertainment Weekly
Hip-Hop Takes the Prize: Net N the Hood | Entertainment Weekly

What do you call the online Grammys of hip-hop? How about a digital rapper’s delight? On March 30, 1,000 MC wannabes packed NYC club Tramps to celebrate the third annual Online Hip-Hop Awards and party with stars like Chuck D, Grandmaster Flash, and Naughty by Nature, while online viewers around the world watched the event in RealVideo and chatted with artists like Canibus.

Backed by musical portal Support Online Hip-Hop (www.sohh.com), among others, the festive five-hour show gave props to 11 sites picked by more than 300,000 online voters in 12 categories.

Hip-Hop Takes the Prize: Net N the Hood | Entertainment Weekly
Hip-Hop Takes the Prize: Net N the Hood | Entertainment Weekly

The evening’s big winner was the Hieroglyphics (www.hieroglyphics.com) — the rap collective won for both Best Artist and Online Hip-Hop Award of the Year.

Other winners had the swagger of a true MC: Webmaster Mike Pizzo, whose sick e-zine HipHopSite (www.hiphopsite.com) snagged the award for Website of the Year, quoted from A Tribe Called Quest after his win: “I never let a statue tell me how nice I am.” Maybe the OHHA should consider a new category: Best Braggadocio. — Leslie Marable.

Reproduced on Hieroglyphics.org for educational purposes.

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Video

The History of Hieroglyphics.com & StinkE, NBC Bay Area Revelations

Originally aired on NBC Bay Area TV
“Bay Area Revelations – The Culture of Hiphop – Hieroglyphics”
04/27/19

The creation of Hieroglyphics.com as told by A-Plus, Domino and Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics crew.

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‘StinkE Bomb,’ VIBE Magazine

There’s been a big stink on the Internet lately, and it’s been emanating from www.hieroglyphics.com, the official home of the Hieroglyphics family (Souls of Mischief, Del thafunkeehomosapien, Casual, Extra Prolific, Pep Love & JBiz).

Originally printed in VIBE magazine
November, 1996
Page 132, “Tech Look”

Written by Gregg Bishop

StinkE Bomb | VIBE
StinkE Bomb | VIBE

Hieroglyphics Online is the creation of Yameen Friedberg’s StinkE Productions. Friedberg — whose nom de Web is StinkE — is an 18-year-old hip hop-loving Hiero fan who started his site in August, 1995 as a tribute to his favorite crew.

While the Web is littered with other such personalized sites devoted to favorite artists, the best many young fans can hope for is to attract a few hits now and then. What StinkE didn’t know was Tajai (Souls of Mischief) stumbled onto his site and loved it. Shortly after, Hieroglyphics baptized the site as its official home on the Net and now offer exclusive, unreleased songs and Hiero merchandise such as T-shirts and mix tapes. Now that most of the Hiero crew are unsigned and independent, the site will become the marketing backbone of their soon-to-be-released (and tentatively titled) Family Album.

StinkE Bomb | VIBE
StinkE Bomb | VIBE

So why would a college freshman stay up till four in the morning programming and maintaining the immensely popular site? “Well, I just love hip hop, and I love Hiero,” says StinkE. “It’s something that I wanted to do for them, and just them recognizing me was the greatest reward.” Hieroglyphics were apparently not the only ones checking for him; American Records wanted him to do a Chino XL page, but for StinkE, each project must be a labor of love. “I couldn’t feel his style,” he says. “And for me to promote an artist, I have to be 100 percent into him; otherwise it’ll end up wack.” — Gregg Bishop.

Reproduced on Hieroglyphics.org for educational purposes.

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