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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

’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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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

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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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.

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Features

Del the Funky Homosapien’s Video Game Reviews (1997)

Del reviews 3 of his favorite video games for Sega Saturn & Sony PlayStation in this original web feature that first appeared in 1997.

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Web

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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Print & Magazine

‘Second Wind’, Rap Pages

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