Hiero Day, Oakland rap crew Hieroglyphics' homegrown festival, is back for its seventh edition on Labor Day, Sept. 3—this time at the corner of Third Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way near Oakland's Jack London Square.
The fest started as a block party and relocated last year to American Steel Studios in West Oakland, the former site of another homegrown music fest, Feels. The American Steel building sold and Hiero Day is back to its street party format.
Per usual, the lineup features up-and-coming locals, local legends and a few big names from out of town. This year's heavy hitters include The Roots' Black Thought, "Runnin'" MCs The Pharcyde, Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh and Freddie Gibbs.
Young Gully, one of Oakland's hardest-working MCs, is featured on this year's lineup, as well as Guapdad4000, the "Scamboy" rapper and internet class clown. DJs Shellheart and Red Corvette, both rising stars in the Oakland nightlife scene, will be behind the decks, as well as producers DJ Fresh and Traxamillion—who are both responsible for some of the most recognizable beats to come out of the hyphy movement.
Check out the full lineup below and more info here.