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

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


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”:

Check out the original He Think He #RapGod album:

Casual #RapGod tees sold here:

Check the 2DopeBoyz premiere here:

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”:

The Kitchen

“It’s Partly Me”:

“Gun Fever”:

Flüd x Hieroglyphics “Meet The Crew”:

Flüd x Hieroglyphics Watch:

Hiero Day:

Summer Tour

Phesto Dee – “ChampSwagger”:

A-Plus – “Pepper Spray”:

Casual – He Still Think He Raw:

Opio – Vulture’s Wisdom 2:

Pep Love – Rigmarole:

Phesto Dee – Background Check:

Tajai – Machine Language:

A-Plus – “Can’t Stop”:

Casual – “Hip-Hop Fiend”:

Phesto Dee – “Every Detail”:

Casual – The Hierophant:

“Easy 2 Find” Prod. by Unjust:

“We Pull Rank” Prod. by Unjust & SK:

The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection:

SBTV Freestyle Session:

“Proper Aim”:

Hieroglyphics – “Battle Drum” Video from the Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Mixtape:

The Making of “Battle Drum” Video:

“Kanye, John Mayer & Just Blaze gives props to Souls of Mischief”:

Bio, pictures and streams available here: