First Light (Opio & Pep Love) – Livin The Life & FU2

First Light (Opio & Pep Love) release two tracks ‘Livin The Life’ and ‘FU2’.

During Game 3 of this evening’s NBA Championship, you are sure to hear Souls Of Mischief’s classic “93 Til Infinity” a handful of times via Gatorade commercials.  The track was also just named one of the 100 best Hip-Hop songs ever created by Rolling Stone.  Twenty some odd years later, the group, the trend-setting crew and label continue to pile up accolades.

While rumors abound about the crew working on a new Hieroglyphics album, for now they continue to bless their loyal following with new music and concepts as they & Elevation Nation present The Hierotrope Series; which will act as an outlet to present cataloged material and new releases.

Carrying on Hieroglyphics’ tradition of innovation, landmark creative quality and independent ideology, this series gives its listeners/viewers a truly unique bonus value, adding an extra layer of visual stimuli to the beloved physical act of playing a record, as the collection of 7” 45 singles includes 2 sided on-record phonotropic artwork that comes to life, animating when viewed in a camera/phone in direct light (The more direct light the better – see below for details).  Marrying art, music, and technology, The Hierotrope Series promises to be on-going treat for Hip-Hop heads, vinyl heads and tech-heads alike.  All design/animation of the series is created by Unjust via Elevation Nation, long-time Hieroglyphics collaborator.

Previewing The Hierotrope Series, Hiero offers up two previously unreleased First Light tracks that were not included on Opio & Pep Love’s The Fallacy Fantasy album. Both tracks were premiered today by Mass Appeal, with Q&A’s that reveal more of what Hiero has in their plans.

The Hierotrope Series will officially kick off next week, with the release of the lead-single, “Let It Rain,” (b/w “Watch Out”) from Tajai & Unjust’s Rap Noir album. The First Light tracks premiered today will be the second installment from The Hierotrope Series and all of the material can be purchased at

First Light (Opio & Pep Love) - Livin The Life & FU2

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