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3rd Eye Vision

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Intro
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You Never Knew
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All Things
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Casual
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The Who
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Dune Methane
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Phesto
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At the Helm
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The Last One
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Tajai
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Oakland Blackouts
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Mics of the Roundtable
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See Delight
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Pep Love
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Off the Record
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A-Plus
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After Dark
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Opio
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No Nuts
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Del
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One Life One Love
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Miles to the Sun
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Total Tracks: 22   Total Length: 70:35

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Hua Hsu edits the hip-hop section of URB Magazine and writes about music, culture and politics for Slate, the Village Voice, The Wire and various other magazine...more »

05.22.11
Hieroglyphics, 3rd Eye Vision
1998 | Label: Hieroglyphics Imperium / The Orchard

Getting dropped from a major label has today become a badge of pride, but this wasn’t the case when East Bay rappers Del tha Funkee Homosapien (Elektra), Souls of Mischief (Jive) and Casual (Jive) went from “next level” to yesterday’s news in the mid ’90s. They returned to their hometown Hiero collective (which also featured Pep Love, Domino and Toure) and built an even larger audience on their own. They were early adopters of the… read more »

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why are there two copies of this album?

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anyone? is one 'clean' and not listed as such?

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Consisting of Del tha Funkee Homosapien, A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, Phesto, Casual, Domino, Pep Love, and Jaybiz, Hieroglyphics has an all-star lineup of underground talent. One might expect Hieroglyphics to have a gangsta rap or West Coast rap sound since Del tha Funkee Homosapien is related to the infamous Ice Cube; however, 3rd Eye Vision has a traditional underground rap feel reminiscent of albums by Common and Black Star. The 22-track album features strong, clever lyrics accompanied by creative, catchy background beats. Fortunately, Hieroglyphics manages to avoid the common error of over-sampling beats, which detracts from the lyrics. The hip-hop group also amazingly uses its large size as an advantage with memorable choruses, unique background voices and raps, and great interplay between lyricists. This synergy is future illustrated by the variety of songwriters and tracks like “You Never Know” and “Miles to the Sun” that are a collaboration by six of the group members. The album’s standout track is “You Never Know,” which was made into a video and single. – John Hinrichsen

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