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Opio (of Souls Of Mischief): Vulture's Wisdom Vol. 1

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Vulture's Wisdom, Volume 1 is a challenge to bloated hip-hop. With production solely from Oakland-based The Architect, whose production credits include early Stones Throw releases,Coolio, Planet Asia, and Encore, the album has a deliberate focus on Opio's rhyming and artistry. With fourteen songs under 39 minutes, the album is a short and sweet collaboration of golden-era rap polished to a 2008 sheen. While current artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West have been appropriating the classic mid 90's sound, Opio says, "People are trying to tap into that energy, whereas I am that energy." This is no braggadocio. In fact, it is an honest self- assessment of what Opio represents in the world of hip-hop; he is a living legend that has been recording and touring consistently for more than fifteen years.

The idea for Vulture's Wisdom came about in conversations between The Architect and Opio after they met while sharing neighborhood studio spaces. The conversations sparked a flood of creativity from Opio, and as fast as The Architect could supply beats, Opio was penning lyrics. "We embody the energy that people are trying so desperately to recapture or reconnect with. We never fell prey to all the trappings of materialism. Our music has stayed true to the art form and this album is a tribute to that." The album includes a bonus DVD with 7 music videos as well as animated shorts. Pop artist David Flores (XLARGE, Stussy, Deluxe, Shorty's) provided the album artwork.

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1. Guilty As Charged
Producers: Architect
2. On the Outside Lookin' In
Producers: Architect
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3. Some Superfly Shit
Producers: Architect
4. Chaotic Erotic
Producers: Architect
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5. About Love
Producers: Architect
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6. Don Julio
Producers: Architect
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7. Stop the Press
Producers: Architect
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8. To the People
Producers: Architect
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9. Vice Versa
Producers: Architect
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10. Original Lyricist
Producers: Architect
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11. Cali Girls
Producers: Architect
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12. I Need a Money Tree
Producers: Architect
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13. The Prize
Producers: Architect
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14. With Or Without You
Producers: Architect
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1. Intro (Video)
2. Guilty As Charged (Video)
3. Some Superfly Shit (Video)
4. Interlude 1 (Video)
5. Don Julio (Video)
6. Stop the Press (Video)
7. Interlude 2 (Video)
8. To the People (Video)
9. Original Lyricist (Video)
10. Interlude 3 (Video)
11. The Prize (Video)

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Total Comments: 13
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/12/2010 7:49:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Stockton,CA
Comment: It's pretty good. So is the new Souls of Mischief album.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2009 7:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 171.196.31)
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/23/2009 11:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 15.222.135)
Location: Saint Paul
Comment: This is my favorite album of all time no joke.I have listened to it roughly 40 times and it sounds just as good a the first time. Cop this shit.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/27/2009 3:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 26.195.227)
Location: Bay Area, CA
Comment: Solid album. If you like Hiero and Souls you'll probably like this.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2008 5:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 233.58.100)
Location: L.A.
Comment: I loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2008 11:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.165.197)
Location: OKC, ok
Comment: Can't get this album out the deck! I listen to this all day, everyday! You aint gonna find a nicer album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2008 11:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.165.197)
Location: oakland,ca
Comment: There's not enough stars to rate this album! This is the dopest album of the year-hands down!! Porducer: Architech is super R.A.W.!! "Chicago" -sorry brotha you been sleepin on the Heiro crew cause you need to check out Casual-He Think He Raw and Tajai's-Power Movement !! Opio's album kills anything out and anything gonna drop-Jay-z, T.I., Wanye...anything you THOUGHT you liked 'Vulture's Wisdom Vol. 1 will murder your favor album & mc!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/1/2008 1:06:00 AM; Partial IP: .216.6.190)
Location: Victoria BC
Comment: Saw this kat on sunday night preform a bunch of shit off this album Live......Ill..... the album is tighter than a knot
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/20/2008 12:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 253.98.168)
Location: maui,hi
Comment: third eye vision riggin my in my eardrum!owwww!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/26/2008 1:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 16.113.130)
Location: cali
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2008 2:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 68.229.196)
Location: victoria bc cdn
Comment: this album is exactly the sound I wanna hear...opio comes correct, sounds like some school hiero or even some old mac dre at times. copp it!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2008 6:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 16.175.198)
Location: Chicago
Comment: I actually like this. Kudos to Opio for being the first person from Hiero to make something listenable in this millenium.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/6/2008 10:06:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: mtl
Comment: i like that
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