Hieroglyphics Announces Roster For The Seventh “Hiero Day” Music Festival Featuring Black Thought, Freddie Gibbs, Talib Kweli & More

2018 (Till infinity) promises to be a very special year for the legendary and influential Hieroglyphics imprint.  Not only does 2018 mark the 25th anniversaries for Souls Of Mischief’s debut 93 Till Infinity and Del’s No Need For Alarm, but also the collective’s collaborative efforts, 1998’s 3rd Eye Vision and 2003’ Full Circle. To celebrate these landmark anniversaries, Hiero will be releasing some very exciting companion pieces (which will be announced soon) and never before heard material from the vaults.

Before those announcements are made, Hiero is proud to announce their 7th Annual Hiero Day Festival & Black Party which will take place on Labor Day, Monday 9-3-2018 in Oakland, CA.  Hiero Day is an all-day, all-age music festival, showcasing over 40 live performances on 3 different stages by both local and renowned artists in genres such as hip-hop, rap, R&B, and more with the legendary hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics headlining the festival; and additional performances from Black Thought, Freddie Gibbs, Talib Kweli, Mannie Fresh, Elzhi, The Pharcyde, Charli 2NA, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Richie Rich, People Under The Stairs among many.  The event will be hosted by Mistah FAB, Chuy Gomez, Dnas & Chinaka Hodge & Chris Riggins.

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Each year over 100 local vendors and exhibitors participate in Hiero Day. Our exhibitors help make the festival fun and exciting, while showcasing the diversity of our community. This year’s activities and entertainment include an expanded selection and variety of food (food trucks), dancing, shopping from local vendors, merch, and even a kid-friendly area complete with bounce houses, face painting and more. Public transportation is highly encouraged, as parking is extremely limited. The festival is conveniently located 3rd and Chestnut in West Oakland) a short walk from the West Oakland BART station!

After the success of the Hiero Day’s first festival in 2012, former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan declared September 3rd as “Hiero Day” in the City of Oakland. With Hiero Day in its 7thyear in production, 2018 marks the biggest and best Hiero Day yet! $19.93 per ticket for an all-day (with Fast Pass & VIP Tickets also available), three stage event with hundreds of vendors and over 40 musical acts is the greatest festival bargain for any summer festival.

Visit www.hieroday.com for ticketing information, as well as updates on performances, vendor information, festival activities and sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. Location, ticket and vendor info for the 7th Annual Hiero Day Festival is available here.

If you are interested in attending and or covering the 7th annual Hiero Day Festival and want press/photo passes, or would like to speak with Hiero about the festival please let me know and I will gladly facilitate.

ABOUT HIEROGLYPHICS IMPERIUM

Hieroglyphics, the legendary Oakland-based underground hip-hop collective founded in the early 1990’s, is composed of rappers Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, DJ Touré, and Souls of Mischief members A-Plus, Phesto, Opio, and Tajai. After releasing several albums on major labels, in 1997 they created their own indie empire, Hieroglyphics Imperium, and have been an influential force in the independent music scene ever since. Since its inception, the Hiero Crew has thrived, releasing several albums and collaborating with a laundry list of popular and independent artists, including The Gorillaz, Q-Tip, Georgia Clinton, Jurassic 5, Bill Ortiz, Dilated Peoples, Dan The Automator, Prince Paul, Xzibit, and more.

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https://twitter.com/HieroDay/

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https://twitter.com/HieroImperium

http://www.hieroglyphics.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HieroDay/

https://www.hieroday.com/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-hiero-day-music-festival-tickets-48624711822

Ace Clark feat. Talib Kweli & Joell Ortiz – “Signs”

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Ace Clark was baptized in bars; from singing in the church choir to writing his first rhymes to impress girls. Although only 26 years old, Ace’s ever growing popularity lead to DJ Clue hosting his first project, to having legends such as Ice-T, LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Elzhi, Skyzoo and Peter Rosenberg support the rising artist.

Ace’s debut, The Good Fight, (2015) was well-received and received glowing marks from Afropunk, DJbooth, 2Dopeboyz, Vibe, HipHopDx, Team Backpack, The Source, Billboard, MTV, Hot 97 & BET’s 106 & Park to name just a few.

Ace’s mantra is about creating music that pushes the culture forward while withstanding the test of time; and that’s what he has accomplished with his sophomore album Black Privilege. The project is entirely composed, written and arranged by Ace and accentuated throughout by live instrumentation and neo-soul head-nods; all of the samples utilized on the project are Ace’s vocals that have been pitched corrected and modulated.

Today, Ace premieres his sophomore album’s lead-single, “Signs,” featuring fellow Planet Brooklynites Talib Kweli & Joell Ortiz via an exclusive premiere with Ambrosiaforheads.com.

Ace Clark’s Black Privilege will be released on 9-14-18.

Tracklisting & Credits For Ace Clark’s Black Privilege:

  1. ‘Good Things’ f/ Naiika Sings
  2. ‘Runnin’ f/ Mk Asante
  3. ‘Black Don’t Crack’ f/ Chris Scholar
  4. ‘Maxine’ f/ Elzhi
  5. ‘All In’
  6. ‘Rain or Shine’ f/ Kota the Friend
  7. ‘Naïve’
  8. ‘Hard to Breathe’ f/ Skyzoo & Tommy Versailles
  9. ‘Out the Blue’ f/ Fashawn & Khalia Cummings
  10. ‘War’
  11. ‘They Don’t Know’ f/ Beanie Sigel & Jay Future
  12. ‘You Don’t Know The Half’ f/ Khalia Cummings
  13. ‘Signs’ f/ Talib Kweli and Joell Ortiz
  14. ‘What Are We Here For’

For More Information:

https://twitter.com/AceClarkMusic

https://twitter.com/TalibKweli

https://twitter.com/JoellOrtiz

https://www.instagram.com/AceClarkMusic/

https://www.facebook.com/AceClarkMusic

M.C. feat. Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Hus Kingpin & Rozewood – “School”

The Emcee and Production team of Forever M.C. & It’s Different have joined forces with some of Hip-Hop’s most elite artists in the game to bring the world the unprecedented soundscape for the Forever M.C. compilation on RBC Records.

Today, Forever M.C presents the lyric video for “School” which features Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Hus Kingpin & Rozewood.


Purchase & Stream the Forever M.C. Compilation:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/forever-m-c/1343905880

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1g03DjS2Bw7E39cQ8SxGQN

 

Maurice Brown feat. Talib Kweli – “Stand Up”

Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is no stranger to working with some of the most talented musicians in the world. He was mentored by the iconic Wynton Marsalis, arranged the horn section for Tedeschi Trucks Bands’ 2011 Grammy award-winning album Revelator, and has played alongside incredible stars such as Santigold, Wyclef Jean, Santana, Lalah Hathaway, Omar and John Legend among many. They call him “Mobetta” for a reason; from a musical perspective, it doesn’t get much better than Mo Brown.

Mo’s new solo-album, The Mood, (Mobetta Music/Ropeadope) will be released on 3-24-2017 and it features his live band in a studio album that showcases his soulful composition, ambitious production & adventurous improvisations in a seamless blend of jazz, hip hop, soul and sounds from around the world.

“Stand Up” is a call for humanity, to take a stand for something and come together to make a positive difference in the world around us” Mo states. “We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice that my father gave me when I was a kid (stand for something or you’ll fall for anything), I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.”

From now until the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Maurice will be hosting “Mobetta Tuesdays” at the Jazz Standard in NYC. Every Tuesday, he will be welcoming special guests (like Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, drum legend Lenny White, saxophonist Skerik and more) to join him for different weekly musical themes. More information about Mobetta Tuesdays can be found on the venue’s website www.jazzstandard.com.

 

 

Purchase “Stand Up” at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stand-up-feat-talib-kweli/id1208665759?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Pre-order Maurice Brown’s The Mood Album at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-mood/id1208720082

For More Information:

https://twitter.com/mobettabrown

https://twitter.com/TalibKweli

https://www.instagram.com/mauricebrownmusic/

http://www.mauricebrown.net/