Hieroglyphics: The Kitchen

After a decade of marinating, the hip-hop ensemble releases a beefy new album

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After a decade of studio silence, Oakland-based hip-hop ensemble Hieroglyphics have released The Kitchen, an album that serves up a reminder of why the nine-man group has solidified its presence in the underground hip-hop scene and beyond. Though the album boasts a meaty helping of 17 tracks, each one is
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