From Todd Davis:
Hieroglypics' Co-Founder Casual Valiantly Returns w/ The Hierophant
Veteran Bay Area emcee, Jon "Casual" Owens, a founding member of the famed Hip-Hop collective Hieroglyphics, is back with his highly anticipated sixth solo LP, The Hierophant, a collaborative effort with the incomparable DJ Toure'.
The impressive fourteen track collection contains high profile appearances from Souls of Mischief's Tajai [The Elect helmed "Shrimp Fried Rice" (the only song on the set not laced by Toure')], Hiero alum Pep Love ["Take The Time"] and Thomas Pridgen ["Where Do I Go"], formerly of The Mars Volta, among others.
"A Hierophant is a person who deciphers arcane knowledge," the self-proclaimed Smash Rockwell describes in great detail, explaining the derivation of the record's unique title. Continuing, he further expresses, "I'm releasing this album to help fund my movie He STILL Think He Raw. Please support. With this, as well as my other albums -- I attempt to make classics."
With more than seventeen years removed from the, now, 35 years young word-smith's classic debut, Fear Itself, there is absolutely no indication of "your favorite rapper's favorite rapper" slowing down anytime soon. In addition to the upcoming feature film, and its full-length musical accompaniment of the same name, there's also a joint project, The Return Of The Backpack, in the works with producer Jake One.
The Hierophant will be available on iTunes, and other select digital outlets, on Tuesday June 21st 2011.
Video Link: "Mic Memorial": http://youtu.be/Lh78gNEEq3s .
Video Link: "Divine Dreams" Featuring Moon Shyne: http://youtu.be/JbL5ZmbdfcQ .
Video Link: 4two7 Featuring Casual http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7rzHU4EFc .
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