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‘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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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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Features

At the Helm – An Interview with Jacob Rosenberg, Director (Audio) – 1999


Fresh off the resounding success of “You Never Knew,” director Jacob Rosenberg shares his experience working on the second and last video for Hieroglyphics’ breakthrough debut album.

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Features

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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Features

Interview with Domino (Audio) — June 1997

As Hiero was reaching the finish line during the recording of their debut “family album,” 3rd Eye Vision in 1997, I sat down with Domino to get caught up on how the album was progressing.

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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.