Souls Of Mischief

Souls Of Mischief

Biography

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.

Discography

Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity

Jive1993
Souls Of Mischief - No Man's Land

Souls Of Mischief - No Man's Land

Jive1995
Souls Of Mischief - Focus

Souls Of Mischief - Focus

Hieroglyphics Imperium1998
Souls Of Mischief - Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution

Souls Of Mischief - Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution

Hieroglyphics Imperium2003
Souls Of Mischief - Montezuma's Revenge

Souls Of Mischief - Montezuma's Revenge

Hieroglyphics Imperium2009
Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now

Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now

Linear Labs LLC2014

Guest Appearances

Casual - Fear Itself
  • This Is How We Rip Shit

Casual - Fear Itself

Jive1994
Triple Threat - Many Styles
  • Ya Feelin It

Triple Threat - Many Styles

Fat Beats2003
Tajai - Sleeping Giant
  • Spark

Tajai - Sleeping Giant

Clear Label Records2003
Homeliss Derilex - Raise It Up
  • How High

Homeliss Derilex - Raise It Up

Dichotic Wax2004
Fourth World - Power House
  • Aftershock

Fourth World - Power House

Fourth World Music2006
Opio - Triangulation Station
  • Drivers Wanted

Opio - Triangulation Station

Hiero Imperium2006
A Plus - My Last Good Deed
  • Right Quick

A Plus - My Last Good Deed

Hiero Imperium2007
Wildchild - Jack Of All Trades
  • How We Do

Wildchild - Jack Of All Trades

Fat Beats2007
Prevail - Baseball Bats And Nails EP
  • Mean Streets

Prevail - Baseball Bats And Nails EP

Battle Axe Records2009
Statik Selektah - 100 Proof: The Hangover
  • Laughin

Statik Selektah - 100 Proof: The Hangover

Show Off Records, Brick Records2010

Compilations

A Low Down Dirty Shame (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Get The Girl, Grab The Money And Run

Various - A Low Down Dirty Shame (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Jive1994
Bored Generation
  • That's When Ya Lost

Various - Bored Generation

Epitaph Records1996
Beats & Lyrics
  • Unseen Hand

Various - Beats & Lyrics

Industry Records1997
4080 Hip Hop Magazine Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits
  • 93 'Til Infinity

Various - 4080 Hip Hop Magazine Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits

Rusu Records1998
Process Of Elimination
  • Airborne Rangers

Various - Process Of Elimination

Industry Records1999
Quannum Spectrum
  • The Extravaganza

Various - Quannum Spectrum

Quannum Records1999
Hieroglyphics - Hiero Oldies Vol. 1
  • NYC

Hieroglyphics - Hiero Oldies Volume One

Hiero Imperium2001
Babu The Dilated Junkie - Duck Season Vol. 1
  • Center Of Attention

Babu The Dilated Junkie - Duck Season Vol. 1

Sequence Records2002
Ice T Presents Westside
  • 93 'Til Infinity

Various - Ice T Presents Westside

Obsessive2002
Various - Hiero Oldies: Volume Two
  • Oue Secret

Various - Hiero Oldies: Volume Two

Hieroglyphics Imperium2003
Hieroglyphics - Over Time
  • Unseen Hand

Hieroglyphics - Over Time

Hiero Imperium2007