Win Tickets ($40): Soul’d Out Music Festival presents Hieroglyphics @ Wonder Ballroom | Reunited West Coast Hip-Hop Legends, w/ Bad Habitats, DJ Wicked

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Hieroglyphics @ Wonder Ballroom on April 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 11.


From our sponsors:
April 14, 2016
8 p.m. | $20 | 21+

Wonder Ballroom
128 Northeast Russell Street
Portland, OR

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.

2014 was a monumental year for the Oakland Collective Hieroglyphics. Solo projects from A-Plus‘s “Molly’s Dirty Water” and Phesto‘s “Infrared Rum” along with Casual‘s new group project “The School System” jumpstarted the year. Adding to an already frantic release schedule the guys announce an EP from Pep Love “Dolla Daily” (8/19) and the Adrian Younge produced Souls of Mischief album “There is Only Now” (8/26).

This Soul’d Out Festival appearance will be the group’s first full reunion show in the NW in years.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Soul’d Out Music Festival presents Hieroglyphics @ Wonder Ballroom | Reunited West Coast Hip-Hop Legends, w/ Bad Habitats, DJ Wicked

  1. Mike April 4, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    Massive Hieroglyphics fan for years!!! They are a huge part of the reason I love hip hop to this day. let me share this with my girlfriend!

  2. Nicole April 4, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    I would love to hipity hop into this event!

  3. Ryan April 5, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    reunited and it feels so good.

  4. Diana April 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    I want to get downnn! Ah this is going to be a killer show.

  5. Tyler April 6, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    Would love to go, would bring back some memories!

  6. Sam April 6, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    Love these guys! Love Del! This is for sure gonna be an amazing show and I want in on it!

  7. Greg April 7, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Send me!!!

  8. Sam April 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    ’16 til infinity

  9. Mikey B April 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Please send me and I’ll bring the Sickness!

  10. Drew April 7, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    I remember the last time all of hiero was in time a classic show for hiphop! All the times I’ve seen hiero they’ve never performed mics of the roundtable, which I would love to see performed live! Luck be on my side to win tickets and they perform that song….please! Thanks! Peace!

  11. Dave G. April 7, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

    Deal me in…!

  12. Monica April 8, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    I would LOVE to see Hieroglyphics live and see if I’d be able to label the Hiero sound, because I still haven’t found a comparable variable.

  13. Brooke M Johnson April 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    DEL??? Sweet! I would LOVE to see them! I might have seen them about 10 years ago and now, 10 years later and not any wealthier (whats money for anyways!?), would love to see them!!! I am white chocolate after all.

  14. CAB April 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    I want to win because Heiro are one of the most underrated hip hop groups from the golden era and I need a break from work…

  15. Lisa April 11, 2016 at 5:15 am #

    Ricky Lee is my sons father a great person hard worker and responsible from his past hes held it together and this is one of the reasons the music that modivates him it would be Epic for him to attend

  16. Nate Buehl April 11, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    This would be my first and maybe last rap concert… But hey when you have a chance at tickets through the pdxpipeline you gotta go big!

  17. Tavares Nichols April 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Win tickets while visiting and see a hometown group, to awesome not to try.

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