This week we are pleased to be join by one of the coldest MCs to ever emerge from the Bay Area, Casual. He is a monster freestyler, has crafted classic albums, and is a foundational member of the influential Hieroglyphics crew. We touch on his recordings, his legendary radio battle with Saafir, his extracurricular pursuits such as the new cryptocurrency Hierocoin, and much more. We also talk about rap collectives more generally, and take listener feedback about the enormous impact of Hieroglyphics on the independent hip-hop community. For a deeper dive on Casual’s great debut album Fear Itself, seek out Episode 52 with guest Domino, who produced several of the tracks. DBRP is brought to you by Stony Island Pods, a storytelling company specializing in hip-hop podcasts.