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Casual was third out the gate (following Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Souls of Mischief) from the Hieroglyphics crew, the undisputed kings of the Oakland underground scene. Casual's stature suggests that he may be the crew's bodyguard, until the mic is in his hand and the MC commences his verbal onslaught. Anything but casual in the sound booth, the gifted freestyler, known for his fierce battle tactics, dropped the moody Fear Itself in 1994 to a chorus of cheers from the underground set. Cas scored underground hits with "Didn't Mean To" and "That's How It Is," but overall, the Hiero sound takes an edgy, soulful turn on Fear. The album goes from playful to hyper-psychedelic with tracks like the brawling "Chained Minds." Casual mostly chilled on the low for a couple of years, despite his well-publicized vicious freestyle wars with one-time Hiero affiliate Saafir in 1994-1995. Cas returned with the limited-edition albums Meanwhile and VIP in 1997 and 1999. Cas also put in work on the heralded Hiero compilation Third Eye Vision in 1998. He Think He Raw (2001) and Smash Rockwell (2005) followed. ~ Michael Di Bella
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  2.   Respect Game or Expect Flames
  3.   Casualties
  4.   Gas Ignited
  5.   Dogon Don
  6.   Pulling
  7.   The Dramatic Type
  8.   Dont Stop featuring Los Crazy Boys
  9.   Freestyle
  10.   Feel Like Busting by Opio
  11.   This Is For My...
  12.   Princess
  13.   Shine
  14.   Baseball
  15.   #Rapgod
  16.   Man Wit Hustle by Mike Frost
  17.   Mic Memorial
  18.   The Script by Gremlin
  19.   Between the Sheets by Nausicaa
  20.   Lieza
  21.   Casual-ual
  22.   Dee Jays
  23.   Dying Lawns Insisting on Being Watered
  24.   Basement by Opio
  25.   On the Blvd by Gremlin
  26.   900 Rhymes A Minute
  27.   Intro
  28.   Living Casual featuring Deltrice
  29.   Hustling featuring Gfunk
  30.   Hier-O-Dot
  31.   Aint Tryna Hear
  32.   Be Thousand
  33.   Gangsta Party
  34.   Thoughts of the Thoughtful
  35.   Punch Myself
  36.   You Dont Know by Mexicution
  37.   This Is How We Rip S**t
  38.   12354 featuring Opio
  39.   Who Do Dat
  40.   Upper Echelon
  41.   Flamethrower
  42.   The Best At It
  43.   A Little Something
  44.   Vacation (from Ourselves)
  45.   The Department
  46.   Fly
  47.   Sushi by Mr. Town
  48.   Craziest Story
  49.   Girlfriend
  50.   Body Language
  51.   Round Here
  52.   I Didn't Mean To
  53.   Eggnog
  54.   Balling Out Of Control
  55.   Side to Side by The Raskal
  56.   I'm On featuring Mistah F.A.B.
  57.   Give Respect
  58.   Calling All My Players by Los Crazy Boys
  59.   Jackers and Breakers
  60.   Years Ago
  61.   The Scandle
  62.   Smoked Spitely
  63.   He Think He #Rapgod
  64.   Emergency
  65.   Surely, I'm Right
  66.   Westcoast G'Z featuring Lil Wicked
  67.   Tears
  68.   Body Language by Ras Kass
  69.   Ride or Die featuring Joker
  70.   We Servin' Y'all
  71.   The Emcee Casual (Rappin Bout Rappin)
  72.   Lose in the End
  73.   Where Do I Go featuring Nate
  74.   Another Day featuring Los Crazy Boys
  75.   You Flunked