Souls of Mischief are, from left to right, A-Plus, Tajai, Opio and Phesto. Courtesy of Audible Treats hide caption
Souls of Mischief are, from left to right, A-Plus, Tajai, Opio and Phesto.
Souls of Mischief, the Oakland group most widely known for the ageless "93 'til Infinity," is, in many ways, the best of us. They are compassionate and kind and loose and sharp. They are artists. They work together. The quartet has long been intertwined with A Tribe Called Quest, and so Microphone Check cohost Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Souls has just released a new album, There Is Only Now, on which Ali appears as the narrator. He and his cohost, Frannie Kelley, spoke to three of the four members of the crew and to their producer on this project, Adrian Younge.