Reissued for the first time as a 2 CD set, Get On Down’s deluxe version of this Souls Of Mischief’s classic
features the original album, as well as bonus remixes and instrumentals all bundled in a 36-page case book
filled with art elements, liner notes, and interviews.
The book even plays a clip from the title track when opened!
Consisting of MCs A+, Phesto, Opio and Tajai (with production by A+, Domino, Del the Funky Homosapien, Jay Biz and
Casual), East Oakland’s Souls of Mischief burst onto the scene in the early ‘90s with an impact that few other West Coast
artists had at the time. Culminating in the release of their classic debut, they created a bouillabaisse that was most parts West
Coast swagger but – similar to The D.O.C. and Cypress Hill – with a sonic approach that could just as well have stepped off the
streets of New York City.
Put to tape in less than two weeks at San Francisco’s Hyde Street Studios, 93 ‘til Infinity doesn’t suffer from a single freshman
jitter or misstep. It’s a fully-realized effort, packed from start to finish with ridiculous lyricism – all carried out in impressive
four-part, tag-team style – and backed by a wide range of musical possibilities, from hard boom-bap to ‘70s CTI-jazz-sprinkled
grooviness. But without worthy music, the group’s high-level lyricism could have fallen by the wayside. Digging deep into crates
that other producers had yet to mine, the production crew gave the quartet exactly what they needed, with unpredictable rolling
basslines, dusty drums and jazz keyboard and horn stabs and swirls. Non-singles like “Disseshowedo” (produced by Domino
and Jay Biz), “Batting Practice” (Casual), “Limitations” (Jay Biz, with Del and Casual contributing verses) and “What A Way To
Go Out” (Domino) made sure that the fast-forward button remained untouched.
No matter the angle from which you approach ‘93 til Infinity, back-in-the-day listeners and new fans will both find much to enjoy.
This is in no small part thanks to Get On Down’s acclaimed deluxe packaging, which includes extensive liner notes, an
exclusive interview conducted with members of the group to coincide with the release, back-in-the-day artwork and photos,
remixes and instrumentals that bring the listening experience 360 degrees.