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Souls Of Mischief

Band, *1991
Hip-Hop/Rap

The East Oakland backpacker crew are members of the loose underground hip-hop consortium known as Hieroglyphics. The group consists of four erudite but hardcore MCs: A-Plus, Phesto, Opio and Tajai. Their debut album in 1993, '93 Til Infinity, produced an early-'90s anthem of the same name and spawned a movement towards bohemian yet rugged hip-hop. The crew drew comparisons to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest for their abstract, whimsical style of storytelling. '93 Til was a youthfully impressionistic album echoing jazz and funk influences combined with precocious lyrical gestures. Such tracks as "That's When Ya Lost" and "Never No More" were memorable for their lyrics and feel alike. Two years later, SOM shucked off their reputation for their sophomore release, No Man's Land, a derisive and brash departure from '93 Til. While the crew lost some fans who were looking for a '95 Til, they managed to cultivate a loyal fan base who respected their out on a limb artistic development. Rather than sticking to the formula that made them popular with the college hip-hop set, they chose to shatter their image similar to De La Soul's second album De La Soul Is Dead. Their Northern California mindset combines chaos, danger, and the avant-garde, all from a very intellectual B-Boy perspective. The crew dropped the virtually invisible Focus strictly for web heads in 1999, then returned with Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution, another dark, trippy, and brooding exploration in 2000. (c) Artist Biography by Michael DiBella

     
Popular Tracks   
93 'Til Infinity on 93 'til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief
Step To My Girl on Hiero Oldies: Volume One by Various Artists
93 'Til Infinity - Instrumental on 93 'Til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief
Live and Let Live on 93 'til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief
Let 'Em Know on 93 'til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief
yes LOvELy on hella ✧ ♡ ‧º·˚ by 1999 WRITE THE FUTURE
Make Your Mind Up on 93 'til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief
That's When Ya Lost (feat. Pep Love) on 93 'til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief
Tour Stories on Montezuma's Revenge by Souls Of Mischief
Anything Can Happen on 93 'til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
There Is Only NowAdrian Younge Presents Souls Of Mischief2014Album
There Is Only NowAdrian Younge Presents Souls Of Mischief2014Single
Montezuma's RevengeSouls Of Mischief2009Album
SparkSouls Of Mischief2002Single
Soundscience / Bad BusinessSouls Of Mischief2001Album
Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, ResolutionSouls Of Mischief2000Album
Medication / AcupunctureSouls Of Mischief2000Single
Airborne Rangers / GroundbreakingSouls Of Mischief / Swollen Members1999Album
The Extravaganza / Looking Over A CityQuannum MC's & Souls Of Mischief / Latyrx1999Single
FocusSouls Of Mischief1999Album
Focus (Shooting Stars/Step Off)Souls Of Mischief1998Album
Step OffSouls Of Mischief1997Album
The Extravaganza - The Rarities LPSouls Of Mischief1996Compil.
Unseen HandSouls Of Mischief1996Album
Rock It Like ThatSouls Of Mischief1995Album
No Man's LandSouls Of Mischief1995Album
Never No MoreSouls Of Mischief1994Album
The Rarities EPSouls Of Mischief1994Album
Get The Girl, Grab The Money & Run / Later On / In Front Of The KidsSouls Of Mischief / Casual / Extra Prolific1994Album
That's When Ya LostSouls Of Mischief1993Album
That's When Ya LostSouls Of Mischief1993Album
93 'Til InfinitySouls Of Mischief1993Album
93 'Til InfinitySouls Of Mischief1993Album
DJ-013TBeastie Boys, Father MC, Souls Of MischiefAlbum
Get The Girl, Grab The Money & Run / Later On / In Front Of The KidsSouls Of Mischief / Casual / Extra ProlificSingle
Remix EPSouls Of MischiefAlbum
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