3rd Eye Vision

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3rd Eye Vision
Third Eye Vision Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 24, 1998 (1998-03-24)
GenreHip hop
Length70:26
LabelHieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
ProducerDomino, A-Plus, Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Phesto, Opio, J-Biz, Toure
Hieroglyphics chronology
3rd Eye Vision
(1998)
Full Circle
(2003)
Singles from 3rd Eye Vision
  1. "The Who"
    Released: 1997
  2. "The Last One"
    Released: 1998
  3. "You Never Knew"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com9/10[2]

3rd Eye Vision is the first studio album by American hip hop collective Hieroglyphics.[3] It was released by Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings on March 24, 1998.[4] It peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart,[5] as well as number 88 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[6] It has sold more than 100,000 copies.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

In 2015, Fact placed the album at number 34 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Intro"D. Siguenza1:14
2."You Never Knew"A. Carter, P. Peacock, T. Jones, T. Massey, O. Lindsey, D. Thompson4:33
3."All Things"P. Peacock, O. Lindsey, D. Siguenza3:19
4."Casual"J. Owens, T. Jones1:37
5."The Who"P. Peacock, T. Jones, D. Thompson, O. Lindsey4:29
6."Dune Methane"J. Owens, O. Lindsey4:02
7."Phesto"D. Thompson1:35
8."At the Helm"T. Jones, D. Siguenza4:18
9."The Last One"J. Owens, P. Peacock3:26
10."Tajai"T. Massey, D. Siguenza1:41
11."Oakland Blackouts"T. Jones, O. Lindsey4:31
12."Mics of the Roundtable"A. Carter, O. Lindsey, T. Massey, D. Thompson4:42
13."See Delight"O. Lindsey, P. Peacock3:24
14."Pep Love"P. Peacock, J. Suarez2:15
15."Off the Record"J. Owens, A. Carter, T. Jones, T. Massey, D. Siguenza3:21
16."A-Plus"A. Carter, D. Siguenza1:24
17."After Dark"P. Peacock, D. Siguenza4:23
18."Opio"O. Lindsey1:21
19."No Nuts"T. Jones, P. Peacock, D. Siguenza4:04
20."Del"T. Jones, D. Siguenza1:14
21."One Life, One Love"T. Duncan, T. Massey, J. Owens4:02
22."Miles to the Sun"P. Peacock, T. Massey, O. Lindsey, D. Thompson, A. Carter, J. Suarez5:39

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Domino – production (1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20)
  • A-Plus – production (2, 12)
  • Del the Funky Homosapien – production (4, 5)
  • Casual – production (6, 9)
  • Phesto – production (7)
  • Opio – production (11, 13, 18)
  • Jeff Cleland – bass guitar (11)
  • Robski – turntables (11)
  • J-Biz – production (14, 22), turntables (21, 22)
  • Toure – production (21)
  • Matt Kelley – engineering
  • Ken Lee – editing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Stephan Chandler – artwork, layout
  • Jake Rosenberg – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5] 26
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinrichsen, John. "3rd Eye Vision - Hieroglyphics". AllMusic. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Baber, Mike (May 10, 2011). "Hieroglyphics :: 3rd Eye Vision :: Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings". RapReviews.com. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Coleman, Brian (May 1998). "Hip-Hop". CMJ New Music Monthly (57): 55.
  4. ^ "3rd Eye Vision | Hieroglyphics". Bandcamp. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Hieroglyphics: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Hieroglyphics: Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Arnold, Eric (August 28, 2013). "Hiero's Year". East Bay Express. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time (page 68 of 101)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2018.

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