Souls Of Mischief: Opio, Tajai, Phesto (rap); A-Plus (DJ).
Additional personnel: Pep Love, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual (rap, vocals); Bill Ortiz (trumpet); Domino, Jay Biz, Kwam, Snupe (background vocals).
Recorded at Hyde Street Studios, San Fransisco, California.
All songs written co-written by members of Souls Of Mischief. Contains 10 samples including "Fakin' The Funk" (as performed by Main Source), "We're A Winner" (as performed by Curtis Mayfield), "Skydive" (as performed by Freddie Hubbard) and "Knowledge" (as performed by Gangstarr).
Personnel: Casual (vocals, background vocals); Bill Ortiz (trumpet); A Plus (scratches); Domino, Jay Biz, Pep Love (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Trevett; Domino; A Plus ; Matt Kelley.
Recording information: Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Del the Funky Homosapien; Phesto; A Plus ; Opio; Tajai.
With Oakland's fabled Heiroglyphics Crew, the pieces were often illogically greater than the sum of its parts. "Batting Practice," deeply cut into Souls of Mischief's hazily stunning 1993 debut, 93 TIL INFINITY, features the perfect metaphor for and exhibition of the four-member troupe's relaxed and natural flow. The true team of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai (one half of the original Heiroglyphics) traded rhymes so seamlessly, it often felt as if they were one MC. The title track (and hit single) would become a late Golden Age classic with its blissed-out beat and hedonistically tumbling turns of phrase.