Souls of Mischief
|Souls of Mischief|
|Origin||Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Labels||Hieroglyphics Imperium, Jive/BMG|
|Associated acts||Hieroglyphics, Extra Prolific, The Pharcyde|
Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group from Oakland, California, that is also part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. The Souls of Mischief formed in 1991 and is composed of rappers A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai.
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 its major-label debut on Jive Records with the group's well-received album 93 'til Infinity, in 1993.
The group is part of the hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics, emcees Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Jaybiz, and producer Domino. The group participated as full members in all three of Hieroglyphics' studio albums: 1998's 3rd Eye Vision, 2003's Full Circle, and 2013's The Kitchen.
The group stayed with Jive for one more album, 1995's No Man's Land, before being released from the label during the same year.
On October 30, 2006, Hierocast (Hieroglyphics' official podcast), Del tha Funkee Homosapien reported that the Souls of Mischief was currently working on its next studio album with Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School).
On January 6, 2009, Souls of Mischief released the Tour Stories EP produced by Domino and co-produced by Prince Paul. The song is taken from the group's fifth studio album, Montezuma's Revenge, released on Hieroglyphics Imperium.
During the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Gatorade released a television commercial promoting Gatorade Flow, which featured Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George and the instrumental music of Souls of Mischief' 93 'Til Infinity.
|1993||93 'til Infinity
|1995||No Man's Land
|2000||Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution
|2014||There Is Only Now
|U.S. Hot 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap|
|1993||"93 'til Infinity"||72||65||11||93 'til Infinity|
|"That's When Ya Lost"||—||—||24|
|1994||"Get the Girl, Grab the Money and Run"||—||—||50||A Low Down Dirty Shame|
|"Never No More"||—||—||46||93 'til Infinity|
|1995||"Rock It Like That"||—||—||44||No Man's Land|
|"Fa Sho Fa Real"||—||—||—|
|2000||"Medication"||—||—||—||Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution|
|2009||"Tour Stories"||—||—||—||Montezuma's Revenge|
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