Aug 29

Hiero Day #7

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Hiero Day is this Monday.  Tickets are $19.93 now (but go up on Monday).  The festival returns to its 3rd Street location (entrance on 3rd & MLK) in Oakland near Jack London Square.  In addition to music, there will also be a variety of food, vendors and a Kids’ Zone with reading every hour presented by Akira’s Book Club.

And it don’t stop…RSVP now for a free ticket to the after party presented by Wax Poetic x Beat Culture and hosted by Pep Love.

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Oct 30

Casual Addresses Eminem’s Usage of Rapgod

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casual-rapgodCasual’s response to Eminem’s use of the moniker Rapgod.   Just in case you were wondering.  You might need to read the lyrics.


I had a Gold Mic, fa my whole life.
and felt a rapper really need to be the Bold Type/
I gotta cold right, but I’m a south paw,
with a mouth of raw that gotta overbite!-
Crush any rhymer. See me mama? Got the flow of 20 rhymers, and kinds problem? Beef?;
20 piranhas, Henny, Remy and plenty of lammas/
He with the goddess, but this ain’t about his Ciabattas-
Kemetic Magician done got in his head/
cause Greek Gods Come from Egypt Like Herodotus Said-
heavy as fuck,
smebin an ebony truck
Not Rich, But I Never need bucks/
whenever he ready he better repent or regret that he said ready to bust!!-
Ya whole career you on some
Devilish shit/
So if I let you claim RAPGOD; Heaven will split-
Malevolent Intelligent Witty;
Big city committee president. Bailing with that elegant clique.
Sadiddy Spittery!!-
In-^hal-ing-a splif
en-tail-ing-a myth
and selling’em what I’m compelling’em with/
Benevolent heaven sent reverend ever since I was rebelling with Del and A Plus!!-
I’m Rapgod, I hover over your Tabernacle/
Them Battle raps should have sat’em back on yo adams apple-
or had’em scrapped, he wayyy out of his habitat too,
White Canvas, Black Ink’em. Let’em have a tattoo!-
Ya Sinking Slowly, 10 Fathoms from the bottom champ/
blood rising in the water
like da bubbles in the lava lamp!!-

In the beginning they called me Rapgod. Everything I drop you know it slap hard. The Studio in the chapel got a trap door. “You slide in that, ain’t know coming back dogg!”-

I Lithographed my life on two Basalt Slabs.
You smoking Asphalt Grass off a Bath Salt Blast!!!
This emotional pussy-whipped poet know I’m not a liar cause/
you ain’t spit fire since Nic took Mariah-1
“giver back boy”! she with a Black Boy.
Hat to the back with a gat, boyyyyyy-
them Sissy Bars; like the back rest on a Fatboy(Harley)-
I carry(Carey) a cannon like Askenanzi Paparaz/
stop and watch him, they Lion on him, Not Versace,-
I’m firing on him..
and it calls for panic y’all!
not the one you wanta hand the ball-Neanderthal- !!!
Kicking back, I got the sandals off in panama/
Lookin hard as hellish; with Benard Cazelles on-4

I Don’t play it modest I just stay the hardest!!!/
Why your favorite artist always wanta play retarded?-
I’ll whip out a style,
that with flip out the crowd
And Den?
I’m would get fouls and wild
and rip out his vowels!!
And Den?
take a quick bow and smile
And Den?
Carve out his tongue,
And den?
Starve out his Young..
Preserve his nerves and brains In this Jar that I Brung!!!!-

In the beginning they called me Rapgod. Everything I drop you know it slap hard whoes the real rap god whose the wack fraud.
No rapture, ain’t know coming back dogg

I’m reading off a scroll while your
Bleed on the Guillotine;
A Carthaginian Killa, Phoenician; Philistine/
Spark the semi fa skrilla, I’m beasting, Guerrilla main!!!/
Stilla swing the Easton
Villa in the Philippines-
Bill Fold in-a-Ma-nil-la Fold-er ill-rap Real-Cold and-i’m-still-a-soldier
said “Make a style that will break him down then
take a bow” know I’m kneeling over!!!—
Thank You Thank You Thanks You, Thanks/
The Blue Bemer thinga snatch ya queen Fatimah/
now Ya chick rub my Jiz on her face; Neutrogena-
(Pause)You not #Rapgod; you a stupid demon.
I leave your group or team; leaking like Fukushima-
A gruesome team of Emcees but I don’t need my fucking crew
I’ll knock you out and wash your mouth out with a Hooka Cleaner-
Claim the Son of Rapgod and I won’t abuse my child/
Listen Bigge use to use my style
Homie this ain’t 8 Mile!!
Now everybody feeling the rhymes The Real #Rapgod out rap that fraud
now where you at?
Could have done it in a minutes time, when he begin his rhyme, I’m at the finish line-
I been a splitter with a trigger happy rapid fire repertoire/
Ask ya chick, Since the early nineties/

In the beginning the called me Rapgod,

“Yeah Rapgod that’s me. I’m the divine Manifestation, The Supreme Incarnation. There are other Rapgod’s but I’m #Rapgod. and they know that from the Bay to the Bricks;”

Young Zee, What it do Fam?
Smoking wax daps In a Black Cab,
at a tittie bar; with a fat tab, (or)
in a shitty car, with a pretty broad
with a fat ass
on Mac Lab,
and the rat; in the back; with the sack; interact with the cat
on Twitter and she tweeting;
“How you call yourself a Rapgod; and not anticipate the Backlash?”
In the beginning the called me Rapgod. Everything I drop you know it slap hard. Now you studio looking like a scrap yard-

Now you are about to be bared up, every bar that you thought up;
I’m Deified. In my past life, I believe that I died as a Martyr –
You’ll get Baptized in Rap Water/
By Protestant Nuns who hold guns like BlackWater;
Bigger than Shaq Daughter-
I’m in The Back;The Black Part of the Rap Charter/
Rap-god harder than All y’all;
Check the #Hastag
I’m in my crash pad having a flashback of when you didn’t write rhymes on a trash bag/
I gotta smash that cause I’m the #Rapgod you try to snatch that, better give it back dog!-
I got the Cherubim bring out the Seraphim you can’t prepare for them better beware of them I bring the Nephilim and then the Rephaim when I rock my thing, with the best of them-
And I’m you nemesis, about to finish this kid off/
Spit giant sentences, Genesis 6:4-
Fallen Angel my parliament calling terrible/
rapping to the trumpets that toppled the Walls of Jericho.
The Real #Rapgod Album on Bandcamp/
with alot of my other shit/
I slaughter and smother shit-
You got a cash stack but that fast rap
useless like hairs on an ass crack/
I’m abusively intrusive and you confusing me with music-
I moves elusively, Your lil fans are now my fans/
Here is something you cant understand!!!!-

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Apr 30

Hieroglyphics – Gun Fever Video

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Hiero’s commentary on the glorification of gun violence.  The song was originally recorded in 2011, although it seems more relevant than ever.  Video directed by Casual!

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Mar 08

Live From the Control Room: Lateef the Truthspeaker and PoetiqBeetz

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Live from the Control Room Session Two featuring Lateef and producer PoetiqBeetz.  Filmed by  Casual (Hieroglyphics Rap God), this session and track titled, “Code Red Emergency” were recorded at the SAE San Francisco campus by SAE students (for more info:

The video and track are the result of the “Live from the Control Room” Beat Battle which took place late 2011 at 330 Ritch in San Francisco.   The song will be featured on the Live from the Control Room EP  where the winning producers,  Cache, Poetiq Beetz, Lambo Got Em’ and Ion the Prize provide the backdrops and the Bay’s finest hold down the rhymes.  Other featured emcees will be A-Plus from Souls/Hiero, Moe Green, and DaVinci.

Directed and Shot by Casual
Edited by Roy Miles
Recorded at SAE San Francisco

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Jan 13

Phesto – Full Speed Video

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New vid for Phesto’s song “Full Speed” directed by Casual!  #multi-talentedcrew

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Jul 11

SMASHBOX LIVE Listening Party: CASUAL of Hieroglyphics and DJ Crimson

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Tonight!  Casual Listening Party for The Hierophant

DJ Crimson on the 1’s & 2’s

Monday, July 11 · 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Somar Bar & Lounge

1727 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
come through!
Read more about Smashbox on their tumblr.

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Jun 05

A Hierophant is a person who deciphers arcane knowledge. On this album Casual’s wordplay demands your attention while his vocabulary inspires thought.

Features from Pep Love and Tajai of the Hieroglyphics, Thomas Pridgen on Drums, Mike D and more!

“I’m releasing this album to help fund my movie “He Still think He Raw”. Please support. With this as well as my other albums, I attempt to make classics.” -Casual”

All Tracks Produced by Toure except Shrimp Fried Rice, Produced by The Elect.

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Feb 07

New Hiero Tour Photos

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on their Flickr. (liking Cas’ hat)  They are still on the road in all sorts of different configurations, check the dates here.

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Jan 10

Hiero Jan 2011 Promo

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Footage from Hiero Show in Oakland!

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Aug 11

Casual Needs People…

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to listen & vote for him. New song, “Powder [Power Freestyle]”  on

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