“Psych Ward” was originally a song Free The Robots was working on for a psychedelic project but upon sharing the music with Opio, it became a song from their forthcoming Sempervirens album. Sempervirens comes out September 18th and they will perform together at this year’s fourth annual Hiero Day in Oakland, California on September 7th.
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Hieroglyphics Announce Hiero Day on 9/7 with Compton’s Most Wanted, HBK Gang, Luniz, Res, The Coup & More
The Hieroglyphics announced their 4th annual Hiero Day today that takes place September 7th in their hometown of Oakland, California. The all-day event is a full day of musical performances on three stages, the festival also offers food and drinks from local vendors, a skate park, graffiti wall, an area for b-boy battles, a kids’ area, and much more.The all day event will include performances by Compton’s Most Wanted, P-Lo, Kool John, and Jay Ant of HBK Gang, Luniz, Psalm One, Peanut Butter Wolf, Zion I, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Nx Worries, The Coup, Domo Genesis, Res, and many more. Hiero Day 2015 will be hosted at the intersection of 3rd and Chestnut Street in Oakland from 11am until 7pm on Monday September 7th, 2015. Due to exceeded capacity and expenses at last year’s event, an entry fee of $19.93 will be charged for general admission. The event is expected to sell out – tickets may be purchased in advance at https://hieroday2015.eventbrite.com. However, youth who are active in their communities as members of a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization need only to present their membership ID to gain free access. For anyone who needs financial assistance, they are encouraged to email email@example.com to submit a 250-500 word essay about what they do to improve their community.
More info: www.HieroDay.com
Opio and Free The Robots drop the video for “Blow Sum Smoke” from their Subconscious Mind EP and it makes the smoking experience an otherworldly trip that leads to a higher awareness.
Rapper and The Hieroglyphics co-founder, Jonathan Owens, aka Casual, has published his first book, entitled, Madjai, A Handbook for the Conscious Community. The self-trained scholar translated ancient Egyptian texts and addressed historical misconceptions of the region surrounding the Nile River.
Madjai is a collection of articles and analyses of ancient Egyptian text, offering new interpretations to some of the worlds oldest manuscripts. With over a decade of independent studies under his belt, Casual has published well received articles online as he specializes in the Egyptian language Medu Netcher. “The process involved a lot of research and new translations of ancient Egyptian texts,” he explains. “I consider myself an Egyptian grammarian. I study the ancient Egyptian language and address misinterpretations.” The book follows a recent debate Casual won in New York City between the Black Hebrew Israelites and Kemet on Trial. “I was giving valid, accurate answers to the opposing side who were challenging the info of kemetology. It was wonderful for me, and we won.” Casual also started a Facebook study group, Madjai – Vanguards of Kemet, available as a resource to those interested in the subject.
Speaking on how his research and ideas have influenced him over the years, Casual explained, “Actually, it’s the other way around. My music has influenced these ideas. I’m 40 years old, at this age I’m most inspired by just sitting down and writing,” he says. “At this point of my career, I always want to do more. Researching and writing is helping me stay amongst the people. I’m working on the second book for Hiero, which is in the works to come out later this year. This is gonna help sustain my legacy in hip-hop and help present myself as multi-faceted writer and artist.”
Preview Madjai – A Handbook for the Conscious Community: http://www.blurb.com/b/6083903-madjai
Madjai Facebook Study Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/medjai/?ref=br_rs
On September 2nd the Second Annual Hiero Day block party will take place at the Linden Street Brewery from 11AM-6PM. The event will celebrate Oakland, independent hip-hop and of course the Hieroglyphics crew. Members of the group will perform at the festival and there will be food trucks, interactive activities and various vendors. You can go to the Hieroday website to see the updates on performances, sponsors, vendors, and activities.