“It wouldn’t have made much sense if the delightfully peculiar hip-hop acts that nearly bubbled up to the mainstream in the early nineties—like the members of Oakland’s Hieroglyphics, a loose collective founded by Del the Funkee Homosapien—managed to actually become radio staples; despite such sublime singles as Souls of Mischief’s “93 ‘Til Infinity,” the crew was never quite meant for the pop charts. All the better for Hiero’s devoted fan base, who will come out in force for the (unfortunately Del-free) Freshly Dipped tour, a celebration of ten years of Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings. Show up early for Tanya Morgan, an ascendant Brooklyn trio that proves Hieroglyphic’s impact is still being felt. — Amos Barshad”
Between this and chairman mao’s bridge write up in xxl im buggin out… awesome!