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Here’s a video for the title track to Casual and J. Rawls’ album, Respect Game or Expect Flames.
The album dropped yesterday and I was lucky enough to (digitally) go to a listening party (aol.com) to peep the album in streaming form. It’s pretty rough, I must say. In the good way. Not in the watching-Canibus-read-from-a-rhyme-book way. You can cop this album from Nature Sounds or hit up your favorite digi-dealer. It’s got my co-sign, which in 2012 means a lot more than it did in 2002. Because … I was 18?
Cas and Del together on a track is a wonderful thing. Anyone else peep this album? Let us know!
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Casual has one of the most original styles and has done nothing but get better since he and his Hiero brethren entered the rap scene many moons ago. The O.G. J. Rawls and the Rapgod are set drop a project together, which has one of the gulliest titles I’ve heard in awhile, Respect Game or Expect Flames. Expect that album towards the tail end of August. In the mean time enjoy “Reign,” where Cas and Pep Love trade verses in between some soulful howls. I can’t wait to hear more from this album.
One of the better tracks I’ve heard in the last couple months from anywhere. This is “#Rapgod” off of Casual’s latest album He Think He #Rapgod. Casual employs Gully Duckets for that ridiculous beat you hear and has Tajai and Pep Love start off the rapping before he goes in. Casual is as close to a rap god if there is one and you can own some of his scriptures by buying He Think He #Rapgod here.
This right here is a great collaboration:
It’s one of the tracks from a SXSW mixtape that just came out that you can download the tape in its entirety, or just a track or two, by following this link to BandCamp.