Hieroglyphics’ OG Casual aka Smash Rockwell aka #RapGod has released the instrumentals from his 1994 Fear Itself. Casual was the second Hiero act to release an album on Jive Records, following Souls Of Mischief’s 93 ’til Infinity. The album features production from Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Domino, Jay Biz and Casual himself. This is a must have for…..EVERYONE! Period, Hiero 4-eva.
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Hieroglyphics presents for your audible pleasure, The School System, a collective of emcees reppin’ the Bay Area’s unique sound. The crew is composed of LB Select, Casual aka Smash Rockwell aka #RapGod, Izrell, and Shark Sinatra. LB, Casual, and Izrell are featured on this debut track from the album Mystery School, the video is shocking to start with to say the least. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart. The emcees’ can hold their own with anyone, and when they form together the result is audio assault on all non-believers and those who continue to think the Bay Area is nothing but hyphy music. Do some research and respect the movement.
Respect Game or Expect Flames in stores real soon, August 28th to be exact. The collaborative project between J Rawls (Lone Catalyst) and Casual (Hieroglyphics) will certainly be a must have addition to any self respecting hip-hop heads catalog…….
The Hieroglyphics Crew is coming to a west coast/mid-west city near you, I recommend if you want a real dope experience, then you need to see em in Denver. Coloradans love them some Hiero crew. Here is their summer mixtape which will have to suffice most of us who can’t make it to see em. It’s a free download or you can get some stickers, t-shirt, keychain, etc with a simple donation to the cause.
Hieroglyphics Tour Dates
7/19 – House Of Blues (San Diego, CA)
7/20 – Fulton 55 (Fresno, CA)
7/21 – Harlows (Sacramento, CA)
8/2 – The Alley (Reno, NV)
8/3 – El Rey (Chico, CA)
8/4 – Art And Soul Festival (Oakland, CA)
8/7 – Humbrews (Arcata, CA)
8/8 – WOW Hall (Eugene, OR)
8/9 – Wild Buffalo (Bellingham, WA)
8/10 – A Club (Spokane, WA)
8/11 – Top Hat (Missoula, MT)
8/12 – The Reef (Boise, ID)
8/15 – Park City Live (Park City, UT)
8/16 – Cervantes (Denver, CO)
8/17 – Find Your Way Festival (State Bridge, CO)
8/18 – Country Saloon (Las Vegas, NV)
Casual is set to drop his new album He Still Think He Raw dropping on May 22nd. This is the first joint from the album….Hiero Crew!!
With “God Save the King” Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights with all of the crazy punch lines, deep metaphors, true wordsmithing and all of the technical razzle dazzle anyone could ever ask for.
Included is the third single, “Golden State” (of Mind) f/Evidence, Roc Marciano & Casual from Copywrite’s forthcoming “God Save The King” which will be released nationally on 2-28-2012 via Man Bites Dog Records. iTunes will be hosting an exclusive advance of the LP starting on Friday 2/24/2012 which you can access here:
DOWNLOAD : COPYWRITE – GOLDEN STATE [FEAT EVIDENCE, CASUAL & ROC MARCIANO]
Heiroglyphics’ 3rd Eye Vision is a solid as a debut album as you can drop. Souls Of Mischief, Pep-Love, Del The Funky Homosapien & Casual took the underground hip-hop industry by store and developed a fan-base that follow the to this day, some 14 years later. Constantly dropping solid albums and defining themselves as solid members of the Rap world.
Pep Love is one of the dopest lyricists of all time, that being said he seems hella uncomfortable in front of the camera……regardless, he still sits high up on my list of emcees…..Casual and Tajai are not to be slept on either. Hieroglyphics!!!
From Casual’s (Don’t call it a comeback) album The Hierophant, if you didn’t cop this yet I’ll be issuing late pass exemptions once you show me a copy of your receipt……..