Emcee Tajai dishes on the Oaklanders' successes.
"Tajai, along with fellow Souls of Mischief emcees A-Plus, Opio and Phesto, got a taste of success early. Tajai was just 18 in 1993 when the group’s debut album “93 ’Til Infinity” dropped. Early is relative, however; by that time, Tajai had been rapping with A-Plus for a decade.
Now, the Oakland natives — who are also part of the hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics — are embarking on a tour celebrating their quintessential album.
“In hindsight, it’s weird that we’re still eating off this,” Tajai said. “We were thinking we were going to be the best thing since sliced bread, so in that sense we failed, but…”
But people still love “93 ’Til Infinity,” especially its title track. The album remains timeless due to its honesty — Souls members never were anything but themselves, not succumbing to the will of what was then a rapidly developing hip-hop mainstream."
The Minnesota Daily wrote a great article on the Souls of Mischief Still Infinity Tour - including interview with Tajai (Hieroglyphics / Souls of Mischief). Read the entire article at the link below, written by Spencer Doar.