Souls of Mischief
93 'til Infinity


4.5
superb

Review

by oltnabrick USER (22 Reviews)
January 19th, 2013 | 108 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: it's a classic but i forgot because it's forgotten lol

Souls of Mischief are a 4 piece subgroup of the hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics from Oakland, California. The group’s line up on this album consisted of Opio, Tajai, Phesto and A-Plus, who was the group's DJ. In 1993 they released this album, titled, 93 ‘til Infinity.

Something the listener will probably make notice of when first listening to 93 ‘til Infinity is that Souls of Mischief’s style is not like most standard early 90s West Coast rap groups like N.W.A., in fact their style would better fit the alternative hip-hop scene on the East Coast with groups like A Tribe Called Quest or K.M.D.. Another thing that separates Souls of Mischief from the early 90s West Coast hip-hop scene are the lyrics. While Dr. Dre and Compton’s Most Wanted were busy rapping about guns and selling drugs Souls of Mischief chose to rap about getting a higher level of education and about taking your girl out on a date to the movies.

Like A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, A-Plus opts for a more jazz oriented feel with the beats. A-Plus show cases some of his best production tracks like, “Anything Can Happen”, and the classic title track. “93 ‘til Infinity” also features production from Hieroglyphic affiliates, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Jay-Biz, and Domino.

The laid-back jazzy beats and positive lyrics seem as somewhat of a stark reaction to the more violent nature of west coast hip-hop at the time. They showed that hip-hop did not need to always rely on drugs and violence in order to be good.93 ‘til Infinity is one of the best hip-hop albums of all time and is often overlooked due to its contrast in sound. If you like 90s hip-hop, 93 ‘til Infinity is an album that you are going to want to hear.



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oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


whoa this is really short.

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pissbore
January 19th 2013


9935 Comments


album rules

pissbore
January 19th 2013


9935 Comments


so many sick beats on this

oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


it needed a review lol. im rusty

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 19th 2013


6109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Oh how desperately this album needed a review. Will read later, pos in advance.

oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


thanks man

Havey
January 19th 2013


9683 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this was unreviewed?! hard props oltna didn't know you had this in you

Keyblade
January 19th 2013


14836 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

omg this finally got a review

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oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


i cant believe it didnt have one

Keyblade
January 19th 2013


14836 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

one gripe though, they do sorta rap about guns albeit in a not so in your face manner like other west coast hip hop

oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


yeah but for the most part theres no gun talk

toxicgarbageisland1
January 19th 2013


81 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is a classic.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 19th 2013


6109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah mad surprised that so many people on this site have slept on this joint the way they have

oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


it gets slept on everywhere. the only song thats even somewhat popular is the title track.

sucks that more people havent heard this

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 19th 2013


6109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

word

did you hear that new raekwon ep?

oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


yeah its pretty good. i liked it more than his last few mixtapes

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 19th 2013


6109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

kind of surprising tbh

the beats are a lot better than he's been given lately

oltnabrick
January 19th 2013


30826 Comments


yeah and he apparently has a new album coming out this fall

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 19th 2013


6109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i mean

there have been a slew of wu albums that are loooooong overdue so idk how credible that is

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 19th 2013


23819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

pretty much agreed, I should like this way more than I do



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