On Labor Day, the legendary Hieroglyphics crew put on their 3rd annual Hiero Day festival. Twas a day of hip-hop, food, beer, Hiero and Oakland. The Hieroglyphics closing performance featured all the hits (like “You Never Knew” and “Oakland Blackouts”), Deltron 3030 played a surprise 30 minute set before it and Adrian Younge, fresh off producing Souls of Mischief’s There Is Only Now, low-key almost stole the show with a dazzling DJ set, dropping so many classic funk/soul breaks that it brought the real hip-hoppers to their knees. But enough details, cause the story of Hiero Day 2014 is best told through the T-Shirts of the festival-goers:
Hiero IS the truth. Straight up, this day was a celebration of hip-hop.
Oh the weed was burning strong all day! You could even buy some ganja treats from The Green Team if you flashed your medicinal card.
Every member of Souls of Mischief was there representin’ Hieroglyphics Crew. The Festival ended with them playing the CLASSIC “93 ’til Infinity.”
The Warriors fans were in full force, after all, it’s Oakland.
As a Raiders fan, i fucking LOVE this shirt. The Raider nation was def representin’!
And waddaya know? So were Niner fans! I like that…this fest was all-encompassing and everyone was welcome. No matter what their affiliation, cultural background, etc… It was a peaceful affair through and through.
Linden Street Brewery manned the beer area in front of their brewery which was incorporated into the festival. They were pouring the new Hiero Glo beer. It was a thick and cloudy pilsner. Loads of flavor. It was sweltering hot all day and i loved it.
Like any good music festival, there were bros in basketball jerseys. This Rodman one took the cake.
Hey…you can be an old school hip-hopper, an underground cat, or even the Trap heads. Hiero Day was for everyone.
And if you needed any more evidence that this was a festival about different people coming together, here it is.
And you just felt like you were in Oakland. It was dope.
Me too dogg. And Hiero Day reminded me so much about how some of it is still alive.