Casual burst onto the scene along side his Hiero crew members Del and Souls Of Mischief with his classic debut Fear Itself. This year marks the 20 year anniversary of this landmark album and to celebrate Casual will be performing Fear Itself in its entirety for the first time ever!
Casual (Hieroglyphics) at Bar None
When: Thursday, August 9
Where: Bar None – 1222 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $15 – buy online
You might know Casual as the co-founder of the Oakland based supergroup Hieroglyphics. However, If you look deeper, you learn that he is a self taught historian, linguistics expert and highly heralded as your favourite rappers favourite rapper. Casual leaves listeners inspired to define their musical experience referencing current events, ancient Egypt and just about everything in between. Known for his fierce battle tactics and unique wordplay he established a reputation for dissecting even the hardest MCs. Chris Witt of Allmusic explains Casual produces an unending and seemingly unstoppable flow of boasts and taunts, the simplicity of his message belies the complexity of his vicious wordplay. From his critically acclaimed major label debut Fear Itself, classic crew albums Full Circle and Third Eye Vision to indie direct to fan projects like Rapgod and Hierophant Casual has continued to push the envelope building a legendary catalog and cult following.
In addition to touring globally Casual has been just as active on the business side starting a production company Wetworks Films, launching the Hiero Day Festival and most recently pioneering Hiero Coin a new digital currency.
2014 is shaping up to be the biggest year to date for Casual as he prepares for the 20 year anniversary of what might be his most popular album Fear Itself. The celebration will kick off with a world tour where he will be performing the original album in its entirety and continue throughout the year with a unique look back at the project and its impact. See more.
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