Audio: Casual Rhymes Over Eminem’s “Rap God”

Casual Of Oakland’s Hieroglyphics Reclaims His Title As #RapGod Over Eminem’s Latest Track

10.29.2013

Critical Praise for Casual:

“In a day and age when pop stars make a milli to lip-synch live to their techno-rap tracks (here’s looking at you, Breezy!), it’s always extremely refreshing and reassuring to listen to some real rap from artists who continue to age gracefully like a fine wine while constantly reinventing themselves. Thank you, Casual.”  – Exclaim Magazine

“…unadulterated rapping is the game. And we know Caz is pretty damn good at it.” Okayplayer

The Song:

“There’s no beef” explains Casual of the legendary Hieroglyhpics crew, while unleashing a storm of clever wordplay and hilarious jabs at Eminem for claiming the #RapGod moniker when one already exists. “But I been #Rapgod” he says in response to Em‘s latest single, titled “Rap God.” Casual responds with “He Still Think He #Rapgod,” a track that reminds hip hop fans that it was him who first claimed that title. The Hiero rapper released his album HE Think He #RapGod back in 2011.

Casual has released an official statement regarding the song and his feelings toward Eminem:

“There are many Rapgods but I am #Rapgod, The Divine Manifestation, The Supreme Incarnation Of Lyrical Divinity. #Rapgod in the flesh. A True And Living #Rapgod. It’s about receiving your deification and your veneration before your expiration. The Council Of The Rapgods was informed that Eminem was self-declared to be amongst the ranks of the Rapgods, rightfully so might I add…except Casual is The True And Living #Rapgod, afterwhich it has been canonized by The Highest Hierarchy Of Angels, by The Neteru, by The Highest Hip Hop Dignitaries and Rap Seminarians, that others shall go the entire professional duration and not be adorned with this Holy Epithet.”

Listen to or download “He Still Think He #RapGod”: http://casual1.bandcamp.com/track/he-still-think-he-rapgod-casual-rhyming-to-eminems-rapgod

Check out the original He Think He #RapGod album: http://casual1.bandcamp.com/album/he-think-he-rapgod

Casual #RapGod tees sold here: http://store.hieroglyphics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20&product_id=258

Check the 2DopeBoyz premiere here: http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2013/10/28/casual-of-hieroglyphics-he-still-think-he-rapgod

Contact Michelle or Dan if interested in speaking with Casual or any Hiero Imperium artists.

Hieroglyphics Imperium Background:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls’ ’93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of The Gorillaz, Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and more.


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Casual – “Rap God”: http://casual1.bandcamp.com/track/he-still-think-he-rapgod-casual-rhyming-to-eminems-rapgod

The Kitchenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kitchen-feat.-plus-casual/id660282594

“It’s Partly Me”: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/hieroglyphics-get-introspective-on-its-partly-me-premiere-20130712

“Gun Fever”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3WOy4MTc2I

Flüd x Hieroglyphics “Meet The Crew”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peCjk9PtBWs

Flüd x Hieroglyphics Watch: http://hieroglyphicsemporium.bigcartel.com/product/hieroglyphics-x-flud-classic-series-watch

Hiero Day: www.hieroday.com

Summer Tourhttp://hieroglyphicsimperium.bandcamp.com/album/hieroglyphics-imperium-summer-2012-tour-mixtape

Phesto Dee – “ChampSwagger”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFVuje7ZYpM

A-Plus – “Pepper Spray”: http://aplus.bandcamp.com/album/pepper-spray

Casual – He Still Think He Raw: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/he-still-think-he-raw/id522952719

Opio – Vulture’s Wisdom 2: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vultures-wisdom-vol.-2/id505235330

Pep Love – Rigmarole: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rigmarole/id507253689

Phesto Dee – Background Check: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/background-check/id510388316

Tajai – Machine Language: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/machine-language/id493802853

A-Plus – “Can’t Stop”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYLvQFym7g

Casual – “Hip-Hop Fiend”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26waxyP3AQY

Phesto Dee – “Every Detail”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3i3LaeJKY8

Casual – The Hierophant: http://casual1.bandcamp.com/album/the-hierophant

“Easy 2 Find” Prod. by Unjust: http://damansion.bandcamp.com/track/easy-2-find-2

“We Pull Rank” Prod. by Unjust & SK: http://damansion.bandcamp.com/track/we-pull-rank

The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection: http://www.followthecoins.com

SBTV Freestyle Session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNzYhCOTe2Q

“Proper Aim”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W064ZFxJtR4

Hieroglyphics – “Battle Drum” Video from the Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Mixtape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0kjYVBxuQI

The Making of “Battle Drum” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2Jw9QLx3g

“Kanye, John Mayer & Just Blaze gives props to Souls of Mischief”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyW37_-WAug

Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/hieroglyphics/