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Souls Of Mischief

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East Oakland's Souls of Mischief are members of the loose underground hip-hop consortium known as Hieroglyphics. The group consists of four erudite but hardcore MCs -- A-Plus, Phesto, Opio, and Tajai -- whose mindset combines chaos, danger, and the avant-garde, all from an intellectual B-Boy perspective. Their 1993 debut album, 93 'Til Infinity, produced an early-'90s anthem of the same name and spawned a movement toward bohemian yet rugged hip-hop. The crew drew comparisons to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest for their abstract, whimsical style of storytelling. Two years later, Souls of Mischief shucked off their reputation for their second album, No Man's Land. While the crew lost some fans who were looking for a "'95 Til," they managed to retain a loyal fan base who respected their artistic development. Rather than stick to the formula that made them popular with the college hip-hop set, they shattered their image similar to the way De La Soul had done with their second album, De La Soul Is Dead.

Souls of Mischief subsequently went independent for 1999's Focus, then returned quickly the following year with Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution, another dark, trippy, and brooding exploration. Nine years passed prior to the release of the group's fifth album, Montezuma's Revenge, which boasted a dozen cuts produced by Prince Paul. They connected with multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Adrian Younge to make the conceptual There Is Only Now, released on Younge's Linear Labs label. The album was released in 2014 with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg among the additional support. ~ Michael Di Bella, Rovi

Total plays

495.3 million
Updated on 2024-07-21

Country

United States

Monthly listeners

1,599,249

Followers

325,565

Top Cities

  1. United Kingdom
    36,529 listeners
  2. United States
    25,706 listeners
  3. Australia
    27,931 listeners
  4. Australia
    24,805 listeners
  5. United States
    16,208 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
93 'Til Infinity
93 'Til Infinity
209,285,697 4:46 1993-02-13
93 Til' Infinity
93 Til' Infinity
209,285,697 4:44 1993-11-24
Step To My Girl
Step To My Girl
18,014,024 4:09 2003-12-13
93 'Til Infinity - LP Instrumental
93 'Til Infinity - LP Instrumental
7,104,120 4:52 2015-03-06
Live and Let Live
Live and Let Live
5,936,725 5:20 1993-02-13
Let 'Em Know
Let 'Em Know
3,892,509 4:15 1993-02-13
Tour Stories
Tour Stories
3,573,298 4:27 2009-01-06
Make Your Mind Up
Make Your Mind Up
2,771,044 3:51 1993-02-13
That's When Ya Lost (feat. Pep Love)
That's When Ya Lost (feat. Pep Love)
2,546,874 3:35 1993-02-13
There Is Only Now - Instrumental
There Is Only Now - Instrumental
1,919,067 3:31 2014-08-26
Limitations (feat. Casual & Del Tha FunkeƩ Homosapien)
Limitations (feat. Casual & Del Tha FunkeƩ Homosapien)
1,846,926 3:21 1993-02-13
Anything Can Happen
Anything Can Happen
1,577,992 3:02 1993-02-13
A Name I Call Myself
A Name I Call Myself
1,379,156 4:11 1993-02-13
What a Way to Go Out
What a Way to Go Out
1,286,215 3:59 1993-02-13
Disseshowedo
Disseshowedo
1,220,918 2:59 1993-02-13
Never No More
Never No More
1,207,062 3:41 1993-02-13
Batting Practice
Batting Practice
1,048,539 4:04 1993-02-13
Another Side of You (feat. William Hart) - Remix
Another Side of You (feat. William Hart) - Remix
1,014,344 1:48 2014-09-19
Ya Don't Stop
Ya Don't Stop
940,736 4:31 1995-09-28
Tell Me Who Profits
Tell Me Who Profits
881,550 4:02 1993-02-13
Proper Aim
Proper Aim
860,661 3:44 2009-12-01
Time Stopped
Time Stopped
787,599 2:20 2014-08-15
Postal
Postal
734,206 4:57 2009-12-01
Outro
Outro
619,051 2:04 1993-02-13
Tour Stories - Instrumental
Tour Stories - Instrumental
578,517 4:45 2009-01-06
All You Got Is Your Word
All You Got Is Your Word
498,045 3:36 2014-06-24
Womack's Lament (feat. Busta Rhymes)
Womack's Lament (feat. Busta Rhymes)
492,788 1:53 2014-08-15
Souls Of Mischief
Souls Of Mischief
461,609 3:20 2003-12-13
Good Feeling - 12" Version
Good Feeling - 12" Version
431,657 4:45 2015-03-06
yes LOvELy
yes LOvELy
382,226 3:01 2024-02-09
Womack's Lament - Instrumental
Womack's Lament - Instrumental
372,973 1:53 2014-08-26
There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg)
There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg)
348,089 3:31 2014-06-24
You Got It
You Got It
337,636 3:45 2009-12-01
So You Wanna Be A ...
So You Wanna Be A ...
327,899 1:20 1995-09-28
No Restriction
No Restriction
311,489 4:06 2002-01-01
Fa Sho Fo Real
Fa Sho Fo Real
302,804 4:60 1995-09-28
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking
280,773 2:55 2009-12-01
Panic Struck
Panic Struck
269,335 3:11 2014-08-15
Medication
Medication
265,906 4:21 2000-01-01
93 'Til Infinity - 12" Remix Version
93 'Til Infinity - 12" Remix Version
263,789 4:42 2015-03-06
Never No More - 76 Seville Mix
Never No More - 76 Seville Mix
261,630 3:40 2015-03-06
Panic Struck - Remix
Panic Struck - Remix
244,462 3:28 2014-09-19
Panic - Instrumental Remix
Panic - Instrumental Remix
244,462 3:28 2014-09-23
No Man's Land
No Man's Land
241,442 4:38 1995-09-28
Shooting Stars (feat. Opio)
Shooting Stars (feat. Opio)
232,966 4:39 1998-04-20
Home Game
Home Game
208,878 4:33 2009-12-01
Time Stopped - Instrumental
Time Stopped - Instrumental
199,477 2:20 2014-08-26
Rock It Like That
Rock It Like That
190,302 4:11 1995-09-28
Freshdopedope
Freshdopedope
185,546 3:59 1995-09-28
Make Your Mind Up - Rock on Mix
Make Your Mind Up - Rock on Mix
182,673 5:07 2015-03-06
Soundscience - Tommy Tee Remix
Soundscience - Tommy Tee Remix
180,472 3:43 2007-03-20
Miriam Got a Mickey
Miriam Got a Mickey
180,229 2:11 2014-08-15
That's When Ya Lost - I Ain't Trippin' Remix
That's When Ya Lost - I Ain't Trippin' Remix
177,962 3:26 2015-03-06
Won1
Won1
168,343 3:54 2009-12-01
Secret Service
Secret Service
168,045 3:12 1995-09-28
All You Got Is Your Word - Remix
All You Got Is Your Word - Remix
153,488 2:56 2014-09-19
For Real Y'all
For Real Y'all
152,154 2:60 2009-12-01
Poets
Poets
151,811 3:47 2009-12-01
Finally Back - Instrumental
Finally Back - Instrumental
148,503 2:38 2014-08-26
Never No More - LP Instrumental
Never No More - LP Instrumental
141,176 3:42 2015-03-06
Never No More - 76 Seville Mix Instrumental
Never No More - 76 Seville Mix Instrumental
140,797 3:38 2015-03-06
Trilogy
Trilogy
136,613 3:30 2000-01-01
That's When Ya Lost - LP Instrumental
That's When Ya Lost - LP Instrumental
135,970 3:36 2015-03-06
Pay Due (feat. Tajai)
Pay Due (feat. Tajai)
135,171 4:27 1998-04-20
Stone Cold (feat. Scarub)
Stone Cold (feat. Scarub)
133,185 1:24 2014-08-15
93 'Til Infinity - Remix Instrumental
93 'Til Infinity - Remix Instrumental
130,287 4:42 2015-03-06
Unseen Hand
Unseen Hand
127,070 4:15 1997-08-11
Laughin (feat. Souls of Mischief)
Laughin (feat. Souls of Mischief)
123,160 3:41 2010-02-02
'94 Via Satellite (feat. Del The Funkee Homosapien)
'94 Via Satellite (feat. Del The Funkee Homosapien)
122,250 4:57 1995-09-28
Another Part of You (feat. William Hart)
Another Part of You (feat. William Hart)
117,994 3:20 2014-08-15
Step Off (feat. A Plus)
Step Off (feat. A Plus)
116,848 3:43 1998-04-20
Hiero HQ
Hiero HQ
110,176 3:30 2009-12-01
Interrogation
Interrogation
105,320 4:49 2000-01-01
Yeah It Was You (feat. Pep Love)
Yeah It Was You (feat. Pep Love)
104,750 1:56 1995-09-28
We Intersect (feat. A Plus & Tajai)
We Intersect (feat. A Plus & Tajai)
104,664 3:40 1998-04-20
Ghetto Superhero
Ghetto Superhero
100,970 2:45 2014-08-15
93 'Til Infinity - Acapella Version
93 'Til Infinity - Acapella Version
100,333 4:42 2015-03-06
Get The Girl, Grab The Money And Run
Get The Girl, Grab The Money And Run
97,883 3:53 1994-11-08
Intro
Intro
92,221 2:07 2009-12-01
Come Anew
Come Anew
91,055 1:02 1995-09-28
The Last Act
The Last Act
90,855 2:22 2014-08-15
Last Night
Last Night
90,098 3:50 2000-01-01
Do You Want It?
Do You Want It?
88,374 4:09 1995-09-28
La La La
La La La
87,794 2:57 2009-12-01
Where The F*** You At?
Where The F*** You At?
85,463 4:14 1995-09-28
Lickety Split
Lickety Split
84,366 3:26 2009-12-01
Fourmation
Fourmation
83,144 2:37 2009-12-01
Times Ain't Fair
Times Ain't Fair
82,055 4:26 1995-09-28
Meeting of the Minds
Meeting of the Minds
79,590 2:56 2014-08-15
Right Quik
Right Quik
79,072 4:14 2007-05-01
Enemy Minds
Enemy Minds
78,395 4:28 2000-01-01
Bird's Eye View (feat. Opio)
Bird's Eye View (feat. Opio)
77,881 4:41 1998-04-20
Mean Streets
Mean Streets
75,957 3:26 2011-08-02
K-NOW Interlude #1 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
K-NOW Interlude #1 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
75,644 0:38 2014-08-15
Bumps**t
Bumps**t
69,574 4:32 1995-09-28
Synopsis
Synopsis
67,402 2:10 2014-08-15
Mr. Freeman Skit
Mr. Freeman Skit
66,440 1:32 2009-12-01
Finally Back
Finally Back
65,010 2:38 2014-08-15
Batting Practice
Batting Practice
64,585 4:47 2003-12-10
Groove 2 Nite (feat. Opio & Tajai)
Groove 2 Nite (feat. Opio & Tajai)
64,371 3:39 1998-04-20
Dirty D's Theme (Hoe Or Die)
Dirty D's Theme (Hoe Or Die)
63,287 4:48 1995-09-28
Time Stopped - Remix
Time Stopped - Remix
62,676 2:12 2014-09-19
Live On WKCR, NYC
Live On WKCR, NYC
60,285 7:14 2003-12-13
Narrow Escape
Narrow Escape
59,425 3:07 2014-08-15
K-NOW Interlude #2 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
K-NOW Interlude #2 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
58,289 0:55 2014-08-15
No Restriction - Remix
No Restriction - Remix
57,205 3:20 2023-12-15
Outro
Outro
56,721 2:11 2009-12-01
Hotel, Motel
Hotel, Motel
55,114 1:44 1995-09-28
A to the P (feat. A Plus)
A to the P (feat. A Plus)
54,860 3:29 1998-04-20
Miriam Got A Mickey - Instrumental
Miriam Got A Mickey - Instrumental
54,418 2:11 2014-08-26
Bad Business
Bad Business
53,745 3:47 2000-01-01
Panic Struck - Instrumental
Panic Struck - Instrumental
50,683 3:11 2014-08-26
Another Side of You - Instrumental Remix
Another Side of You - Instrumental Remix
45,845 1:46 2014-09-23
Airborne Rangers
Airborne Rangers
44,238 4:20 2000-01-01
Ghetto Superhero - Instrumental
Ghetto Superhero - Instrumental
44,113 2:39 2014-08-26
Another Part of You - Instrumental
Another Part of You - Instrumental
43,731 3:20 2014-08-26
Save the Babies (Conflict)
Save the Babies (Conflict)
43,172 1:53 2000-01-01
K-NOW Outro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
K-NOW Outro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
42,399 0:37 2014-08-15
There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Remix
There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Remix
42,316 3:35 2014-09-19
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
41,974 4:14 2000-01-01
Soundscience
Soundscience
41,915 4:37 2000-01-01
Fucked
Fucked
37,532 4:00 2000-01-01
K-NOW Interlude #1 - Instrumental
K-NOW Interlude #1 - Instrumental
37,306 0:38 2014-08-26
Danglin'
Danglin'
35,988 3:07 2000-01-01
93 'Til Infinity
93 'Til Infinity
35,638 4:48 2006-12-12
Time Stopped - Instrumental Remix
Time Stopped - Instrumental Remix
35,480 2:11 2014-09-23
The Last Act - Instrumental
The Last Act - Instrumental
35,347 2:22 2014-08-26
Synopsis - Instrumental
Synopsis - Instrumental
35,067 2:10 2014-08-26
Meeting of The Minds - Instrumental
Meeting of The Minds - Instrumental
34,509 2:58 2014-08-26
Way 2 Cold (feat. Phesto)
Way 2 Cold (feat. Phesto)
34,276 4:01 1998-04-20
Make Way (feat. A Plus)
Make Way (feat. A Plus)
33,735 3:14 1998-04-20
K-NOW Interlude #2 - Instrumental
K-NOW Interlude #2 - Instrumental
33,221 0:55 2014-08-26
Big Shit (feat. Casual, Opio & Tajai)
Big Shit (feat. Casual, Opio & Tajai)
31,768 3:28 1998-04-20
Maximize 3rd Eyes (feat. Phesto & Tajai)
Maximize 3rd Eyes (feat. Phesto & Tajai)
31,754 4:35 1998-04-20
Mama Knows Best
Mama Knows Best
31,627 5:16 2000-01-01
All You Got Is Your Word - Instrumental Remix
All You Got Is Your Word - Instrumental Remix
30,416 2:56 2014-09-23
Holler! (feat. Tajai)
Holler! (feat. Tajai)
30,265 3:22 1998-04-20
Supdoder (What's the Re?)
Supdoder (What's the Re?)
30,137 4:02 2000-01-01
Choas and Turmoil
Choas and Turmoil
30,019 4:06 2003-12-10
Narrow Escape - Instrumental
Narrow Escape - Instrumental
29,856 3:07 2014-08-26
4th Floor Freaks
4th Floor Freaks
28,894 3:07 2000-01-01
Stealth Bombing (Shift the Sands) [feat. Phesto]
Stealth Bombing (Shift the Sands) [feat. Phesto]
27,665 4:22 1998-04-20
There Is Only Now - Instrumental Remix
There Is Only Now - Instrumental Remix
27,539 3:34 2014-09-23
Controlled Riots (feat. Souls of Mischief)
Controlled Riots (feat. Souls of Mischief)
27,122 3:38 2013-01-29
That Ain't Life (Climax)
That Ain't Life (Climax)
26,296 4:22 2000-01-01
Phoenix Rising (Resolution)
Phoenix Rising (Resolution)
24,537 2:17 2000-01-01
K-NOW Outro - Instrumental
K-NOW Outro - Instrumental
24,472 0:37 2014-08-26
Spark
Spark
19,278 3:41 2002-08-05
Oue Secret
Oue Secret
14,243 3:44 2003-12-10
Dakini (God's Eye Mix)
Dakini (God's Eye Mix)
12,863 3:58 2021-12-12
Tour Stories - Acapella
Tour Stories - Acapella
10,289 3:50 2009-01-06
Ya Feelin It (feat. Souls Of Mischief)
Ya Feelin It (feat. Souls Of Mischief)
8,513 3:26 2003-03-04
Freestyle
Freestyle
2,248 5:08 2001-11-11
Skit
Skit
< 1000 0:28 2009-12-01
Poets Skit
Poets Skit
< 1000 0:25 2009-12-01
Intro
Intro
< 1000 0:23 2000-01-01
K-NOW Intro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
K-NOW Intro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
< 1000 0:20 2014-08-15
K-NOW Reprise (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
K-NOW Reprise (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
< 1000 0:23 2014-08-15
K-NOW Intro - Instrumental
K-NOW Intro - Instrumental
< 1000 0:20 2014-08-26
K-NOW Reprise - Instrumental
K-NOW Reprise - Instrumental
< 1000 0:23 2014-08-26

New releases

93 'Til Infinity (The Remixes)
93 'Til Infinity (The Remixes)
2015-03-06
[RCA/Legacy]
93 'Til Infinity (Expanded)
93 'Til Infinity (Expanded)
2015-02-13
[Legacy Recordings]
There Is Only Now (Remix)
There Is Only Now (Remix)
2014-09-23
[Linear Labs]
There Is Only Now (Remix Album)
There Is Only Now (Remix Album)
2014-09-19
[Linear Labs LLC]
Adrian Younge Presents: There Is Only Now
Adrian Younge Presents: There Is Only Now
2014-08-26
[Linear Labs]
There Is Only Now
There Is Only Now
2014-08-15
[Linear Labs LLC]
There Is Only Now
There Is Only Now
2014-06-24
[Linear Labs]
There Is Only Now
There Is Only Now
2014-06-24
[Linear Labs LLC]
Montezuma's Revenge
Montezuma's Revenge
2009-12-01
[Hieroglyphics Imperium]
Tour Stories
Tour Stories
2009-01-06
[Hieroglyphics Imperium]
Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution
Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution
2000-01-01
[Hieroglyphics Imperium]
Focus
Focus
1998-04-20
[Hieroglyphics Imperium]
No Man's Land
No Man's Land
1995-09-28
[Jive]
93 'til Infinity
93 'til Infinity
1993-02-13
[Jive]