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The Oakland-based Hieroglyphics are an underground rap collective who, at their best, combine an offbeat sensibility with a strong grounding in battle rhyming, freestyling, and other hip-hop traditions. All the members enjoy their own separate careers -- founder Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, the Souls of Mischief, Extra Prolific, producer/manager Domino, Pep Love, and producer Jay Biz (the latter two of whom have also worked together as the Prose). Most of the members had known each other since high school (or earlier), and after Del scored a record deal with his cousin Ice Cube's help, much of the Hieroglyphics crew wound up with major-label contracts of their own. Del, Souls of Mischief, and Casual, in particular, earned strong cult followings, but Hieroglyphics never produced a breakout mainstream star, and all the members wound up dropped from their respective labels by the mid-'90s despite their generally high-quality work. The crew regrouped with their own label, Hieroglyphics Imperium, which provided not only a platform for their future releases, but total creative control. In addition, the entire collective teamed up for the first album under the Hieroglyphics name, Third Eye Vision, in 1998. Several self-released compilations also appeared, and the proper Hieroglyphics follow-up, Full Circle, dropped in 2003. In 2007 the crew treated fans to a collection of rare B-sides and remixes from all the members, entitled Over Time. Five years later the crew reunited for The Kitchen, the first proper Hieroglyphics album in a decade. ~ Steve Huey
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  1.   Song
  2.   You Never Knew
  3.   G.U.O.M.D.
  4.   At the Helm
  5.   The Who
  6.   All as Above So Below
  7.   Gun Fever
  8.   Fantasy Island
  9.   It's About Time by Del the Funky Homosapien
  10.   Darkness
  11.   Let It Roll
  12.   Heat
  13.   Miles to the Sun
  14.   Flutes
  15.   Immortals
  16.   Livin' It Up
  17.   Unseen Hand by Souls of Mischief
  18.   No Nuts
  19.   Casual
  20.   Intro
  21.   Prose Officially featuring Jay Biz
  22.   All Things
  23.   Del
  24.   A-Plus
  25.   Tajai
  26.   Contact Sport
  27.   Passing Fads
  28.   Highway Five
  29.   That Merch
  30.   Don't Hate the Player
  31.   One Hundred Thousand Indi
  32.   If You Must featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  33.   Soundscience by Souls of Mischief
  34.   Phoney Phranchise by Del the Funky Homosapien
  35.   Leroy
  36.   Respect Deez
  37.   Classic
  38.   Make Your Move by Goapele
  39.   After Dark
  40.   Off the Record
  41.   Dune Methane
  42.   Exciting
  43.   Powers That Be
  44.   Prelude
  45.   See Delight
  46.   Nano Salt
  47.   The Mayor
  48.   Greed by A+
  49.   The Last One
  50.   Heebie Jeebies
  51.   Golden
  52.   The Kitchen Intro
  53.   Battle of the Shadow featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  54.   Throw It in Ya Grill
  55.   Full Circle by Goapele
  56.   Love Flowin'
  57.   Heatish
  58.   Shift Shape
  59.   Think Again
  60.   One Life One Love
  61.   Mics of the Roundtable
  62.   Nutrition
  63.   Fight Club
  64.   Masterminds featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  65.   Hydra
  66.   Phesto D
  67.   Maggie May (R.I.P. Faith)
  68.   Indonesia
  69.   Jingle Jangle
  70.   It's Partly Me
  71.   Indonesia Interlude
  72.   Cyberpunks featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  73.   The Scandle
  74.   Opio
  75.   Pep Love
  76.   Shores Galore

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