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

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