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Souls Of Mischief is an alternative hip hop group hailing from Oakland, CA. They are also part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. The Souls Of Mischief formed in 1991 and is composed of emcees A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai. As a group Souls of Mischief have released four critically acclaimed albums so far. Their newest release “Montezuma’s Revenge” is finally coming in December 2009 via Hiero Imperium Records.

Oakland native Tajai began rhyming with future band member A-Plus at the early age of 8, while both were in elementary school. Following member Phesto was introduced to Tajai in junior high school, where soon after Opio was introduced to the group. The group was informally formed in high school before making their major label debut on Jive Records. Their first release was the critically acclaimed “93 ’til Infinity”, a staple of classic 90s hip hop. The group released one more album on Jive, titled “No Man’s Land” before being released from the label.

In 1995, following their release from Jive, the group officially formed the alternative hip hop collective Hieroglyphics at the urging of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien which now consists of Del, Casual, Pep Love, Jaybiz, and producer Domino. Souls Of Mischief were part of the collective for both studio albums that were released by Hieroglyphics: 1998’s “3rd Eye Vision” and 2003’s “Full Circle”. Souls Of Mischief have released two albums on the Hiero’s self-owned independent label, Hiero Imperium Records: 1999’s release “Focus” proved to be another solid album as well as 2000’s “Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution”.

Earlier this year Souls of Mischief released the song “Tour Stories” with production by Domino and Prince Paul. The song is taken from “Montezuma’s Revenge”. In addition to the song, Prince Paul was heavily involved in production of the new album alongside Domino.

www.hieroglyphics.com

Tracklisting:

01. Intro
02. Won!
03. Postal
04. Tour Stories
05. Skit
06. Proper Aim
07. You Got It
08. Hiero HQ
09. Poets Skit
10. Poets
11. Mr. Freeman Skit
12. Fourmation
13. Dead Man Walkin
14. For Real Y’all
15. Lickity Spit
16. Home Game
17. Outro
18. Lalala

The album Souls Of MischiefMontezuma’s Revenge” (Hieroglyphics) has been released December 18, 2009.

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