Hieroglyphics and Souls of Mischief Mc/Producer Phesto Dee Presents Infrared Rum! 11 insanely innovative tracks all produced, arranged and performed by Phesto Dee.

Stream the project below on the Hieroglyphics Soundcloud!
Purchase here: http://hieroglyphics.limitedrun.com/products/526436-infrared-rum-by-phesto-dee

Infrared: Light radiation invisible to the naked eye. 

Rum: Alcohol used as a primary medium of exchange for slaves in the triangular trade routes during the 16th through 19th Centuries. (Red Rum; the word Murder inverted)

Infrared light in the electromagnetic field exists but we cannot see it with our own eyes. Here it is offered as a metaphor for the clandestine or the disguised. Rum in this context is a metaphor for slavery and colonialism by the minority who control the masses. Exterminate the invisible chains on your brain,open up the third eye, and tune in to Infrared Rum!

released 12 March 2014 
Written, Produced, Arranged and Performed by Phesto Dee 
Drums: DJ Toure and Phesto Dee 
Percussion:Phesto Dee 
Bass Guitar: Azim Alhark 
Cuts: DJ Toure and DJ Lex 
Guitar:Ron Hill 
Grand Piano: Phesto Dee 
Violin: Christine Banks 
Synthesizer: Kev Choice 
Mixed by Phesto Dee and Nick Cottingham 
Guest Vocals by Izrell 
Mastered by Just Jay for Urban Umpires Music 

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Hieroglyphics & Souls of Mischief will be in Austin, TX this week for SXSW!

Hiero performs tomorrow at the Audible Treats showcase with Black Milk, HBK Gang, Sir Michael Rocks, Tanya Morgan, and Caleb James. This Saturday Hiero, A-Plus, and First Light all perform at the Madison House showcase!

Souls have a secret show today, but you can catch another performance by them this Friday at The Air Up There 2.0 at 219 West.

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On May 6th, GZA will be perfroming at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA with special guest Casual of The Hieroglyphics Crew!

» Get Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/504237

When it comes to thought provoking, street-bred raw lyricism, The Wu-Tang Clan's fountain of wisdom, GZA takes his job very seriously. The way he crafts his double-edged rhyme flow mirrors the skill and precise technique of one who works with fine ceramics. GZA's metaphoric and multi-layered lyrics are often touted by critics as his rap name implies; genius.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in every borough of New York City, The GZA's workmanship can be found three albums deep with classics dating back to 1991 including the albums Words From The Genius, the gold-selling Liquid Swords and Beneath The Surface. Before his days of microphone notoriety, GZA found himself, during the early ages of rap music, traveling throughout New York City sharpening his rap skills in scattered rhyme battles. "I've studied rap in every borough," the GZA says proudly. "I've been rhyming before a lot of these cats out here were born. We've [Wu Tang Clan] always drank, ate and slept hip-hop. I love it."

On his latest blockbuster album Legend Of The Liquid Sword, The GZA makes reference to his hip- hop foundation on the reflective "What We Die For." "I grew up around B-Boys, DJs, MCs, through rap, never thinking in ways of TV," the Genius raps. "It was strictly all about magnificent rhyme clout."

You might know Jonathan Owens aka Casual as the co-founder of the Oakland based supergroup Hieroglyphics. However, If you look deeper, you learn that he is a self taught historian, linguistics expert, and highly heralded as “your favorite rappers favorite rapper”. Casual leaves listeners inspired to define their musical experience referencing current events, ancient Egypt and just about everything in between. Known for his fierce battle tactics and unique wordplay he established a reputation for dissecting even the hardest MCs. Chris Witt of Allmusic explains “ Casual produces an unending and seemingly unstoppable flow of boasts and taunts, the simplicity of his message belies the complexity of his vicious wordplay.” From his critically acclaimed major label debut “Fear Itself”, classic crew albums “Full Circle” and “Third Eye Vision” to indie direct to fan projects like “Rapgod” and “Hierophant” Casual has continued to push the envelope building a legendary catalog and cult following.

In addition to touring globally Casual has been just as active on the business side starting a production company “Wetworks Films”, launching the “Hiero Day Festival” and most recently pioneering “Hiero Coin” a new digital currency.

2014 is shaping up to be the biggest year to date for Casual as he prepares for the 20 year anniversary of what might be his most popular album “Fear Itself”. The celebration will kick off with a world tour where he will be performing the original album in its entirety and continue throughout the year with a unique look back at the project and its impact. - See more at: http://hieroglyphics.com/artists/casual#sthash.nlsssRoq.dpuf

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Next Thursday the Hieroglyphics Crew will be at 5th Annual Official SXSW Audible Treats Showcase at Half Step in Austin, TX!

FB Event: http://on.fb.me/1l7W0qD

Hieroglyphics feat. Souls Of Mischief, HBK GANG (Iamsu,HBK P-Lo, Kool John, more), Black MilkSir Michael Rocks ( The Cool Kids), & more!

Sponsored by: HipHopDX.comAkompliceFlud Watches,Scratch Tracks

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San Diego Mardi Gras with Snoopadelic, Gent & Jawns, Groovebox, Los Rakas, Pep Love, A-Plus, Rockit! Scientists, and more!

» Get Tickets: http://sdmardigras.com/tickets

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Madison House is pleased to present the second of two Official Showcases at SXSW in 2014. Joins us on Friday, March 14th at Holy Mountain in downtown Austin for a night of intimate performances from some of Madison House's freshest acts. Badges are required for entry. Getting there early ensures you can enjoy some complimentary libations from our friends at Tito's Handmade Vodka!

» RSVP on Facebook Event

The two stage Holy Mountain Showcase will feature performances from Madison House's legendary hip hop artists along side our indie / electronic & buzz acts: Mob Deep, Hieroglyphics, Moon Hooch, Blue Sky Black Death, Brothertiger, Real Magic, Lindsay Lowend, Rich Aucoin, First Light (Opio & Pep Love), Infinity Shred, A-Plus (of Souls of Mischief/Hiero), SUNBEARS!, & Starlight Girls.

Holy Mountain Inside 

1:00 PM - Mobb Deep 
12:00 PM - Hieroglyphics 
11:00 PM - Blue Sky Black Death 
10:00 PM - Lindsay Lowend 
9:00 PM - First Light (Opio & Pep Love) 
8:00 PM - A-Plus (of Souls of Mischief/Hiero) 

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