Souls Of Mischief have been funking up Hip Hop with their unique brand of Bay Area rap for the best part of 30 years, and they’re now gearing up to celebrate the milestone with a world tour.
The group announced on Friday (February 3) that they’ll be hitting the road starting in March for the 93 ‘Til Infinity 30th Anniversary Tour 2023: Around The World In 93 Dates. It kicks off just two weeks after their debut album, 93 ‘Til Infinity, turns 30 years old.
Starting in Bristol, United Kingdom on March 1, 2023, Souls Of Mischief will take in — as the tour subtitle suggests — 93 dates around the globe, including shows in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris and Athens. The European leg of the tour ends on April 9 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The North American dates start on May 27 in Monterey, California. The group — consisting of Opio, Phesto, Tajai and A-Plus — will visit Toronto, New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Kansas City, Memphis, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Los Angeles and more, before wrapping the tour up on September 17 at Red Rocks, Colorado.
Souls Of Mischief will have turntable support from the legendary Breakbeat Lou and The Architect. Tickets are available here.
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The Souls, who along with Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, DJ Tourē, and producer Domino formed the Hieroglyphics collective, released their debut album, 93 ‘Til Infinity, on February 13, 1993 via Jive Records.
Celebrated for its internal rhyme schemes, live bass beats and obscure jazz and funk samples, the album spawned the singles “That’s When Ya Lost,” “Never No More,” and the LP’s groundbreaking title track. Acting as an apt metaphor for the album’s enduring appeal, the latter is still an essential cut for any rap fan.
The critically acclaimed track has been referenced and/or sampled in more than 40 songs to date, including records by Freddie Gibbs, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., Kanye West and J. Cole.
Cole’s reworking of the track came in the form of an L.A. Leakers freestyle in 2021 to promote his sixth studio album The Off-Season.
Speaking to HipHopDX about the freestyle, Tajai noted it wasn’t the first time J. Cole had spit over the song, but this particular rendition was different.
“I thought it was dope,” he told DX. “He’s done another freestyle over that before, so it’s cool either he chose it or the guys chose it. He’s definitely shown his growth and maturity between the two times. He’s got a song called ‘Til Infinity’ that came out in 2012, too.”