Souls Of Mischief
Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group from Oakland, CA, and part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. Its members include A-Plus, Tajai, Phesto, and Opio.
Oakland native Tajai began rhyming with future bandmate A-Plus at age 8, while both were in elementary school. Tajai and Phesto met later in junior high school. Tajai later introduced A-Plus and Phesto to the remaining Souls of Mischief member, Opio, and the group informally formed in high school before making their major-label debut.
Souls of Mischief debuted in 1993 with their album 93 ‘til Infinity, released on Jive. Thisis the group’s highest charting album to date, and in January, 1998, was named one of the Top 100 Rap albums by The Source magazine.In 1995, following the release of the group from its major-label contract with Jive, the group officially formed the alternative hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics, with emcees Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, JayBiz, and producer Domino. The group participated as full members in both Hieroglyphics’ studio albums: 1998’s 3rd Eye Vision, and 2003’s Full Circle.Souls Of Mischief later released No Man’s Land (1995), Focus (1998), and Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution (2003).
On October 30, 2006, Hierocast (Hieroglyphics’ official podcast), Del tha Funkee Homosapien reported that the Souls of Mischief were currently working on their next studio album. On December 1st, 2009, Souls of Mischief released Montezuma’s Revenge, a collaboration with Prince Paul, also featuring other members of Hieroglyphics.