Sometimes knowing that Oakland’s perennial, underground-adhered Hieroglyphics crew is still making music is all you need to feel a little bit happier. Here’s our latest reminder – “Slaughter” – a semi-posse cut over a skittering, vaguely RZA-ian synth-wiggle. It’s off their upcoming Hiero x AK Mini Series which is also a cross-media clothing endeavor, I’m guessing you probably get a pair of sneakers if you buy the record or something. Listen below, the album’s out Dec. 9, and man does that LaDanian Tomlinson reference sound old. [Hypetrak]