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PR: Hieroglyphics Make Several Big Announcements

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Hieroglyphics Announce Release Parties, Paintings and Clothing Collaborations

The Legendary Hiero Crew Releases Collaborative Toy, Jacket, And Canvas, Celebrates With Release Parties

(November 4, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY)

The legendary Bay Area hip-hop crew Hieroglyphics are now part of a select group of people who can say they have their very own action figure. Having teamed up with GOLDCOIN for a project called The Hieroglyphics x GOLDCOIN Capsule Collection, fans will have access to Hiero inspired clothing and accessories commemorating their legacy. To celebrate the first of many releases from the collaboration, the 7" vinyl action figure, appropriately named Hieroman, a party is being thrown in San Francisco on November 5th, at which every item from the partnership will be on display. Paired with a live DJ spinning Hiero classics and free entry, it's an event not to be missed.

For fans of Hiero and art-collectors alike, W.A.I.L. has announced a limited series of Hieroglyphics-inspired paintings that are now available for reservation. Restricted to 300 canvases, all are signed by the entire crew and come with a certificate of authenticity. Those wanting to go even further can reserve one of the twenty paintings from "The Monument Series" which, instead of the standard 40" x 40" size, is a massive 60" x 60". As these pieces are so limited, it is advised to act quickly before they become unavailable.

The final of the three recent collaborations with Hiero comes from Akomplice, the Colorado-based clothing company. Putting a spin on their already popular Hooded Varsity jacket, the company has embossed the silhouette with both the Akomplice and Hiero logos. To take the project to the next level, Hiero has recorded an original track that is only available through purchase of the jacket. Fuzion's retail space in Santa Barbara will host the product's live release, for which Akomplice and members of Hiero will be present.

For more information on The Hieroglyphics x GOLDCOIN Capsule Collection release party, click here: .

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The Details:

When: Friday, November 5, 2010
What: Hieroman Release Party
Where: Minna Gallery @ 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

21 Years Old and Up
Free Entry
RSVP at: .

About Hiero Imperium Records:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls' '93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and Gorrillaz.

MP3: Focus... - "Homage To Ali Shaheed"

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MP3: Focus... - "Homage To Ali Shaheed" feat. Von Pea, Donwill & Chaundon

Tribute To Ali Shaheed Is Latest In Series By Focus...

The Song:

Though Tanya Morgan members Von Pea and Donwill are currently taking the time to focus on their respective solo projects, this doesn't stop their frequent collaborations. On this occasion, they are brought together by Focus... for the latest in his series of tracks paying homage to hip-hop greats. This song, specifically, is a tribute to Ali Shaheed, the much-revered A Tribe Called Quest producer and also features a verse from Chaundon of Hall of Justus, who is fresh off the release of his latest album, No Excuses, as well as his performance with the HOJ crew at the Audible Treats 2010 CMJ Showcase.

As for the origins of the track, it makes total sense that it features members of Tanya Morgan, as the group has worked with Ali Shaheed in the past. Becoming a part of the homage was simple and surprisingly quick, as Donwill explains. "Focus... does these homages, like, monthly and Von had put me on to 'em. After the RZA one dropped, I went to Twitter and said, 'Somebody tell Focus... I want in.' Within 2 re-Tweets he was following me and we had moved to Gmail." Von Pea, Donwill, and Chaundon do a commendable job pulling off the A Tribe Called Quest vibe, and their contributions have led to another solid installment in Focus...'s series.

Listen to "Homage To Ali Shaheed" here: .

In other news, Von Pea will be appearing at the newest B.L.A.P. presented by !llmind. The night is celebrating Pea's Gotta Have It, Von's latest release, and will also feature producer Aeon and other special guests. Get more information here: .

Listen to the Pea's Gotta Have It EP here: .

The Background:

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Von Pea has been emceeing since 1991 and producing since 2000. Initially attracted to hip-hop by the likes of Another Bad Creation and many other young rappers that were near his own age, Von would eventually shift his interest to those who would become his strongest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and Biggie. In 2002 Von Pea began an alliance with the original members of North Carolina rap group Little Brother (Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) which lead him to being featured on such projects as Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange Connected album (“Von Sees”), and Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show (“Cheatin” interlude). In addition to his group’s music, Von has released acclaimed projects such as 2003’s“Custom Fitted, 2007’s Grand Vonye, and his late 2007 remix project American Angster which has been considered one of the best of the Jay Z remix albums. Von Pea is also a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan. Von Pea's latest solo album, Pea's Gotta Have it, will be released October 19th.

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Video: Trademark Da Skydiver Backstage CMJ 2010

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