In this episode of Resident Advisor's ORIGIN series, Chicago producer and owner of Mathematics Records, Jamal Moss a.k.a. Hieroglyphic Being revisited the places that shaped him and his music. Moss grew up in Chicago and faced some heavy life events in his teenage years; including being kicked out of his adoptive parents house, and lived on the streets as an “urban refugee”. But instead of wasting time in bad places and slipping into bad behavior, Moss found consolation in the Chicago house music scene.
From clubs like Medusa's and the Reactor, to the record store Gramaphone; they were all part of the environment that fed Moss with knowledge and inspiration in a time when his life wasn't going well; it eventually made him one of the most creative and innovative producers of Chicago.