Monday, September 3, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

HIERO DAY, voted “Best Hip-Hop Festival of the East Bay”, is a one-day music festival combining community, local food, music, apparel, live art, crafts and hip-hop culture. 2018 marks 7 years of the independent festivalbringing thousands out to celebrate all that is good about the beautiful City of Oakland. HIERO DAY hosts 3 stages showcasing over 40 local and internationally renowned artists from Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronic, Alternative and R&B genres…for the cost of $19.93!

We are excited this year’s event lands on the Oakland proclaimed holiday “HIERO DAY”, September 3rd (9.3 = 93 til) – and will return to the 3rd Street location where the proclamation was received by former Mayor Jean Quan.

HIERO DAY plays an integral role in the Oakland music festival culture which exists in the city today. It is recognized for fostering a unifying atmospherewhile maintaining a commitment to groundbreaking music and community development.

This community festival is an all age event. Children 7 and under are free.




Another Party Fam ASTU B.A.G. (Blimes Briston and Gifted Gab)

Black Thought Chali 2na Daghe Dante Ross DJ D Sharp

Dollas Up Nero Durag Dynasty Elzhi Freddie Gibbs

DJ Fresh vs. Traxamillion Georgia Anne Muldrow Guapdad4000

Ill Camille J-Cutt JWalt J. Rawls DJ Lex LiveWire

Mannie Fresh Mike Relm Mind Motion

Old Man Saxon People Under the Stairs The Pharcyde

Rayreck Red Corvette Richie Rich Ruby Ibarra

Sean G Shellheart Sleeprockers Spencer Stevens

Talib Kweli DJ Toure Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets

Walt Liquor Word Up! Xslapz Young Bari Young Gully

plus more special guests and hosts


3rd Street and MLK Street

Oakland, CA

Z Man, Coolzey & many more live at The Legionnaire Saloon

Saturday, June 6 @ 9:00 PM

Come get a lick of this tasty genre mashup feat long time bay area hip hop emcee Z Man (!!) along with genre benders Coolzey & J. Rawls with DJ Halo coming from La La Land on tour, and local trouble making punks Butch Nasty & The Blackout Kids!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Z-man/230497610175?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/PleaseBOK?fref=tshttps://www.facebook.com/Coolzey?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/PolarEntLLC?fref=ts Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm

$7 at the door

 The Legionnaire Saloon | Oakland

Casual live and free at Amoeba Music Berkeley


Tuesday August 28th 6pm – Amoeba Music Berkeley

Nearly 20 years after his classic debut album Fear Itself, Hieroglyphics emcee Casual is joining forces with veteran beatsmith J Rawls (producer for Black Star, J-Live, Stalley, Count Bass D, John Robinson, and more) for a brand new album, Respect Game or Expect Flames, out August 28th on Nature Sounds. To celebrate, Amoeba Berkeley will host an in-store album release party!

Both Rawls and Casual agree that the album came about organically. “He had a lot of beats that moved my pen,” explains Casual. “We worked on a couple tracks together and decided that our chemistry warranted an album’s worth of material.”

On the production, J Rawls wasn’t afraid to test his limits. “I changed my style a lot for this album,” he says. “I’m known for having a jazzy sound, but some of these tracks are more edgy. It fits Casual’s style and attitude.”

The result is an album that stands out in Casual’s already-impressive catalog. “This project is different because of the production. J gave me a more universal sound than I’ve had on any of my past albums,” says Casual.

“I think it’s my best work to date,” adds Rawls.