Tour Stories: So, You Really Wanna Be in Show Business?

Some people think it’s crazy that I would work with a Beeda Weeda, or a D-Lo or a Shady Nate, or rock out with Chris Marsol, or “ungenrefiable” music like FAMSYRK or Baby Jaymes; but to me that seems natural. It makes me hella proud when I see groups like Deep Rooted or League510 on MTV or cats like Beeda and D-Lo on the covers of magazines. I get to experience the newness and excitement of the music biz all over with the next generation.

League510 – “I’m On

Baby Jaymes – “Keep it Movin’

D-LO – “No Hoe

With the new Souls of Mischief album, Montezuma’s Revenge, I feel like we’ve once again come full circle, and moving forward into a new era of good music with a true-school vibe. To work with Prince Paul is a dream come true, and I’m happy with what we came out with. I hope the fans are able to experience the entire record the same way I did as a kid, and still do to this day.

Check out the links and videos of all the music Souls of Mischief and Hieroglyphics have done over the years. And, now that everyone that may have missed out is caught up on Souls and Hiero’s history, the rest of Souls, and my man Domino, is gonna kick off our tour stories tomorrow. —Tajai

Souls of Mischief – “Proper Aim

Hieroglyphics – “Battle Drum

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  • capcobra

    best intro since ready to die…lol.

  • Mike Bigga

    Long Live Hiero! Preciate all the dopeness!!!!!

  • thoreauly77/ian

    proper aim IS THAT SHIT. dope video, dope song. ordering the record today.

    taj- congrats on everything man, for you and all your hiero brethren; many of us have been right there with you all these years. why dont you guys play south bay? down here in san jose we are fiending for fresh hip hop!


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    • thoreauly77/ian

      its not a wrong thing, to be addicted to the microphone like a heroin fiend, i’ll tell you one thing/you’ll never catch me frontin’


  • Tony Grands

    Big, big fan.

    Hiero had the ill maxi-singles, back in the day. All the b-sides, very few cats in the industry were releasing music like that.

    Cas, Del, Snupe, the whole team.

    Again, big, big fan. Glad to see y’all dudes still popping off, on your own terms.

    • capcobra

      what up grands…what up $yk.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        cap what’s the word fam? Pass me some of Carolina’s best. Leave it over on

        • Tony Grands

          What up y’all?!

          Man, I used to listen to Hieroglyphics like it was going out of style. I had a couple of their “lost” demos, back in the day.

          When Taj talks about making music, that shit was making it all the way from their trunk to L.A.

          The new joint, ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ is classic S.O.M.

        • thoreauly77/ian

          go to the hiero site; opio has a free ep link. listening to it right now and its dope.

        • Tony Grands

          Thanks. I’m going to check it out.

  • Trackstar the DJ

    Hiero was a very important part of my formative years as a hip hop fan and DJ. Respect.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    That’s what’s up. A big fan of the camp right here.

  • thoreauly77

    this will be comment three i have tried to leave. whats the problem xxl?

    tajai- you and your whole hiero camp are and have always been ill. some of us have been fans since the jump. keep doing what youre doing.

    also, you guys are so close, so why dont you play the south bay?

  • The Kid

    The Domino link up above is to the wrong Domino on Wikipedia!!! Domino from the bay isn’t a CRIP!!! Domino from the bay is peaceful brotha… no gang bangin’!!!

  • getthesenets

    props for keeping it going without the label…..

    saw a clip of you and casual in the BET booth….you ripped the walls apart…

    my favorite beat/instrumental out of your camp was “After dark” by pep love…..

  • bollocks

    Taj –

    What’s good? Thank you for comin on here and representing the Bay to the fullest. We get no shine, but the Heiro/Souls camp is our best link to other fans. (E-40 is the shit, and deserves respect, but y’all are our true ambassadors.)

    Can’t wait to hear that new new. I’m sure it’s as great as the other billion-plus records you’re linked with.

  • silentmurder

    I love the new album! thanks for posting here as well, it was cool reading your thoughts.

  • beaver

    souls of mischief is my shit..
    great musikk..

  • sfgiants2001

    Dope read! Heiro been doing it for so long, new album is great. Tajai is doing amazing things for the Bay.

  • tutu

    All yall dope!!! Love the movement! Im Heiro to tha casket drop!!