Take It Personal (Ep 50: The Official Hiero Tribute)

If you’re going to Hiero Day, EPISODE 50 is going to enhance your experience exponentially. If you aren’t attending, this is the next best thing. We interviewed Del, Domino, Casual & Tajai and we’ve got stories for days! We talk about Del doing shrooms with Q-Tip to Casual freestyling with Pharoahe Monch at the Gavin. Of course, we touch on Casual vs. Saafir and the impact it had on battle rap. We find out Ice Cube wasn’t a fan of Gang Starr and thought Kool Keith was too weird (ya don’t say?). Del explains what it was like not only being cousins with Ice Cube, but their musical similarities and his involvement earlier on in his career. We learn about Del’s feelings towards the Gorillaz, while Domino breaks down just about every Hiero collaboration imaginable. We talk I Wish My Brother George Was Here, ’93 Til Infinity, No Need For Alarm, Fear Itself, Like It Should Be and No Man’s Land. We discuss their rap dominance prior to being dropped by the label. Tajai’s breaks down his feelings towards the group’s sophomore album and the importance of each album sounding different.

Special guests Slug, Murs, Apathy, J-Zone, The Grouch & Breakbeat Lou also share their feelings on the Hiero collective and lace us with some of their fondest memories of the music. You’ll hear many gems and plenty of “LOL” moments, as well as plenty rewind moments on our Official Hiero Tribute show.

EPISODE 50 can be a fast burn or a slow one, we just hope the burn lasts forever because Hiero is forever!

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