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28 March, 2011 2:08 pm

Casual spits some lyrics acapella, shirtless and face painted.

24 February, 2011 8:26 am

Hip-hop legend Virtuoso is back with another display of his trademark tongue twisting lyricism over concussive production. This time he has enlisted the assistance of long time collaborators Akrobatik (of The Perceptionists) and Casual (of Hieroglyphics). “No Fear” is a sure-fire fan favorite combining two of Virtuoso’s closest collaborators over production from iconoclastic indie production [cont.]

28 January, 2011 11:33 pm

The Hiero crew borrows some lyrics from Special Ed for this new single. LISTEN: Hieroglyphics – “Exciting” Hieroglyphics – “Exciting”

16 August, 2010 7:41 pm

Casual unleashed this new-old Hiero track that didn’t make the group’s last LP. Opio, Pep Love, and Casual on the mic.

10 August, 2010 9:52 pm

Casual takes on Kanye’s “Power” instrumental. No one man should snort all that powder.

6 August, 2010 7:47 pm

New flavor from the ThizzlerOnTheRoof camp, with a single featuring Casual (dope!) and the mixtape it’s taken from, Under The Bay. Download links for both below. LISTEN: Casual – “Casual-Ual” (MP3) – Casual – “Casual-Ual” (MP3) – Under The Bay Vol. One (Mixtape)

19 May, 2010 1:34 am

Ony Oz.’s executive produced collaboration album “Stop Blindin’ Me” is available now. The album features 20 exclusive new tracks featuring Ony Oz., Zion-I, Dead Prez, Outlawz, San Quinn, Casual (Hieroglyphics), Smif ‘N Wessun, Jacka, J-Stalin, Ise Lyfe, Raw Peezy & others. Pick up now over at Bandcamp for $6, and take “Takin’ It” below. LISTEN: [cont.]

10 May, 2010 4:10 am

This weekend, Casual served up a snippet of “I Wonder”, the first offering from his forthcoming collaborative LP with Jake One, Return of The Backpack, dropping sometime this year. He also released some other treats – a freestyle over GZA’s “Investigative Reports”, plus additional tracks with producers Toure and Rod Shields. LISTEN: Casual + Jake [cont.]

30 March, 2010 7:53 pm

Rhymesayers Entertainment is throwing together this year’s Soundset festival Sunday May 30th at Canterbury Park in Minneapolis, MN. Huge lineup this year is headlined by Atmosphere, Redman & Method Man, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Souls Of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love, P.O.S., Freeway & Jake One, Murs, Cage, Eyedea & Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, [cont.]

25 March, 2010 3:15 pm

Perhaps one of the most legendary rap battles in hip-hop history, Hieroglyphics faced off against the Hobo Junction on The Wake Up Show on November 18th, 1994. Legend has it that the beef apparently started because after Casual had Saafir appear on his Fear Itself debut, Casual was supposed to return the favor and make [cont.]

25 February, 2010 4:49 am

Hieroglyphics blesses us with new heat from Casual – “N.A.G.A.S (New Attitude for Growth And Stability)”. Be sure to check out the newly redesigned Hieroglyphics.Com – Damn those new “93 Til” shirts are ridiculous…. Casual – “N.A.G.A.S.” (MP3, FLAC)

26 January, 2010 5:33 am

2009 may not yet be a distant memory, but Hiero Imperium Records is already looking to the future with their energetic plans for the new year. The Oakland based label is poised to be at the forefront of underground hip-hop in 2010 with releases from Tajai, Chosen Few, Opio, Pep Love, Casual, and more. Hiero [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

In the early 90′s, before the indy movement, there were a number of hip-hop artists and acts, that major labels put their money on, in hopes of discovering the next stars. Groups like The Pharcyde, Black Moon, Hieroglyphics, and countless others are among the many that put out one or two albums, and then fell [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

While Pep Love put some of the “pep” (pun intended) back in Hiero’s step with Ascension. The Hieroglyphic crew desperately needs another member to step-up. And to be blunt, its about time Casual stood up, as he has been lurking in the shadows for over seven-years now. Though a seven-year hiatus is a virtual death-sentence in hip-hop, [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

Casual’s comeback trail is still getting blazed but the road isn’t as smooth as we’d probably like. His braggadocio style is as brutal as always and “Same O.G.” gives you a full three verses to marinate in. The hook is the only things that’s really off – “just because I got my own CD/and I’m [cont.]

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