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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.   Battle of the Shadow featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  10.   If You Must featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  11.   All Things
  12.   Contact Sport
  13.   Heebie Jeebies
  14.   Immortals
  15.   Golden
  16.   The Kitchen Intro
  17.   Don't Hate the Player
  18.   One Hundred Thousand Indi
  19.   It's About Time by Del the Funky Homosapien
  20.   The Scandle
  21.   Cyberpunks featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  22.   Masterminds featuring Del the Funky Homosapien
  23.   Greed by A+
  24.   Phoney Phranchise by Del the Funky Homosapien
  25.   Respect Deez
  26.   Maggie May (R.I.P. Faith)
  27.   Classic
  28.   Hydra
  29.   Del
  30.   Opio
  31.   A-Plus
  32.   See Delight
  33.   Dune Methane
  34.   Powers That Be
  35.   Mics of the Roundtable
  36.   Nano Salt
  37.   Livin' It Up
  38.   Fight Club
  39.   Prose Officially featuring Jay Biz
  40.   It's Partly Me
  41.   Passing Fads
  42.   Heat
  43.   Darkness
  44.   Highway Five
  45.   The Mayor
  46.   Full Circle by Goapele
  47.   Shift Shape
  48.   Think Again
  49.   Miles to the Sun
  50.   No Nuts
  51.   After Dark
  52.   Off the Record
  53.   Pep Love
  54.   Tajai
  55.   The Last One
  56.   Intro
  57.   Casual
  58.   Leroy
  59.   That Merch
  60.   Heatish
  61.   Soundscience by Souls of Mischief
  62.   Exciting
  63.   Shores Galore
  64.   Make Your Move by Goapele
  65.   Flutes
  66.   Indonesia Interlude
  67.   Unseen Hand by Souls of Mischief
  68.   Let It Roll
  69.   Phesto D
  70.   Nutrition
  71.   Jingle Jangle
  72.   Throw It in Ya Grill
  73.   One Life One Love
  74.   Prelude
  75.   Indonesia
  76.   Love Flowin'

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