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Hieroglyphics - "You Never Knew" (4.00) (
Hieroglyphics ‎– "You Never Knew"
Hiero Imperium ‎– HI 003
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Hip Hop

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A1 You Never Knew (Album Version)
A2 You Never Knew (Domino Remix)
Remix – Domino (3)
A3 You Never Knew (Album Version Instrumental)
A4 You Never Knew (Domino Remix Instrumental)
Remix – Domino (3)
B1 At The Helm
B2 At The Helm (Instrumental)
B3 Heat
B4 Heat (Instrumental)
Design – Stephan Chandler
Engineer – Matt Kelly*
Photography By – Jacob Rosenberg (2), Sophia Chang, Vivian Oh*
Producer – A-Plus (tracks: A1 to A4), Casual (tracks: B3, B4), Domino (3) (tracks: B1, B2)
Scratches [Cuts] – Jay-Biz (tracks: A2, A4)
Recorded and mixed at Hyde St. Studios
From The Album "3rd Eye Vision"

"3rd Eye Vision"

Studio album by Hieroglyphics
Released March 24, 1998
Recorded 1997−1998
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 70:26
Label Hieroglyphics Imperium
Hieroglyphics chronology
3rd Eye Vision
(1998) Full Circle
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (9/10)[2]
"3rd Eye Vision" is the debut album of Oakland, California-based, underground hip hop collective, Hieroglyphics. The album was released on March 24, 1998 by the group's own, independent record label, Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings.
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Track listing[edit]
# Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Time
1 Intro Domino 1:14
2 You Never Knew A-Plus
First verse: A-Plus
Second verse: Pep Love
Third/Seventh verse: Phesto
Fourth verse: Del the Funky Homosapien
Fifth verse: Tajai
Sixth verse: Opio
3 All Things Domino
Opio, Pep Love
4 Casual Del the Funky Homosapien
5 The Who Del the Funky Homosapien
First verse: Del, Opio, Phesto, Pep Love
Second verse/Chorus: Del the Funky Homosapien
Third verse: Opio
Fourth verse: Pep Love
Fifth verse: Phesto
6 Dune Methane Casual
First/third verse: Casual
Second verse: Opio
7 Phesto Phesto
8 At the Helm Domino
Del the Funky Homosapien
9 The Last One Casual
First chorus/third chorus: Casual
First/second verse: Casual
Second chorus/fourth chorus: Pep Love
Third/fourth verse: Pep Love
10 Tajai Domino
11 Oakland Blackouts Opio
First/third verse: Opio
Chorus: Opio, Del
Second/fourth verse: Del the Funky Homosapien
12 Mics of the Roundtable A-Plus
First verse: A-Plus, Phesto, Tajai
Chorus: Opio
Second verse: A-Plus
Third verse: Tajai
Fourth verse: Phesto
13 See Delight Opio
First verse: Opio
Second verse/Chorus: Pep Love
Third verse: Opio, Pep Love
14 Pep Love Jay-Biz
Pep Love
15 Off the Record Domino
First verse: Casual
Second verse: A-Plus
Third verse: Del the Funky Homosapien
Fourth verse: Tajai
16 A-Plus Domino
17 After Dark Domino
Pep Love
18 Opio Opio
19 No Nuts Domino
First verse/first chorus: Del the Funky Homosapien
Second verse/second chorus: Pep Love
20 Del Domino
Del the Funky Homosapien
21 One Life, One Love Toure
First chorus/third chorus: Pep Love
First verse: Casual
Second chorus: Del the Funky Homosapien
Second verse: Tajai
22 Miles to the Sun Jay-Biz
Chorus: A-Plus, Pep Love
First/fourth verse: Opio
Second/fifth verse: Tajai
Third/sixth/eighth verse: Pep Love
Seventh verse: Phesto
"Laying the Trap" by Charles Bernstein
"You Never Knew"
"Seeing You" by George Duke
"Didn't You Know" by Patrice Rushen
"All Things"
"Sport" by Lightnin' Rod
"Last Tango In Paris" by Robin Kenyatta
"The Who"
"Funkin' For Fun" by Parliament
"Dune Methane"
"In The Rain" by The Dramatics
"At The Helm"
"I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement
"Beach Trip" by Morton Stevens
"Oakland Blackouts"
"Let's Take It All" by Spiritual Concept
"Bananiera" by Emilio Santiago
"See Delight"
"Shifting Gears" by John Hammond
"Off The Record"
"Web" by Hampton Hawes
"Party People" by Herbie Hancock
"After Dark"
"Master Hare" by Savoy Brown
"Risin' to the Top" by Keni Burke
"Hit or Miss" by Odetta
"No Nuts"
"Rainmaker" by Harry Nilsson
"Gardens of Uranus" by John Klemmer
"One Life One Love"
"Ain't No Half-Steppin'" by Big Daddy Kane

Hieroglyphics, also known as the Hieroglyphics Crew and Hiero, are an American underground hip hop collective based in Oakland, California. The collective was founded in the early-1990s by rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien.

The group consists of rappers from the hip-hop group Souls of Mischief including A-Plus, Tajai, Opio, and Phesto Dee as well as rappers such as Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, and Pep Love. Domino is their in-house producer with A Plus performing production duties from time to time. As a group Hieroglyphics has released two albums, 3rd Eye Vision (1998), Full Circle (2003) and are rumored to be working on a third. They have also been featured on numerous compilation albums and have collaborated with the likes of Planet Asia and 9th Wonder.

In 1996, Del was ready to release his Future Development album. However, just before its release, Del was released from his recording contract with Elektra Records. Around this same time, Souls of Mischief, Extra Prolific and Casual were all released from their recording contracts with Jive Records. Frustrated, Del and the rest of Hieroglyphics decided to start their own record label, called Hieroglyphics Imperium. The group has a spiritual down to earth mindset and smooth jazzy beats. They often ryme about the third eye which is featured on their logo. For those who know and understand what the third eye is about will understand the underlying messages better than those who do not.

The mistreatment of Del & Hieroglyphics by their record labels became infamous in hip-hop circles, as a perfect example of industry rule #4080 (record companies are shady). After Hieroglyphics successful reemergence with their own independent label, Del & Hieroglyphics became an inspiration for some rap artists to start their own labels while keeping the lions share of the money for themselves. Arguably the efforts of Del & Hieroglyphics paved the way for other famous independent rap labels known today, such as Roc-a-Fella Records or Rawkus Records.

Through their own independent labels (Hieroglyphics Imperium) website,, the group releases singles, albums, and EPs from the group as well as its members and other artists who are signed to the label.