Hiero Oldies: Volume One (Explicit)
by Various Artists
Released: Jan 2003
Label: Hieroglyphics Imperium
Digging through the Hiero vaults, this compilation is full of outstanding early demo tracks predating Souls of Mischief's classic debut, 93 Til Infinity. Dizzying fresh flows abound, draped over seriously funky breakbeats and dusty loops galore. The sound quality is a bit rough, but the tracks are so dope it doesn't really matter.