Casual, born Jon Owens, is a hip-hop artist and emcee from Oakland, California. He is also a member of alternative hip-hop crew Hieroglyphics, who released the seminal 3rd Eye Vision and Full Circle albums, as well as the Hieroglyphics Imperium Label. Widely recognized as a Bay Area hip-hop legend with his hardcore battle lyrics and competitive freestyling skills, Casual's career spans over 15 years and has made him one of the most prominent faces in underground hip-hop.
His critically-acclaimed debut album, Fear Itself (Jive), was released in 1994. After he was dropped from his major label, Casual released his next albums on Hieroglyphics Imperium: Meanwhile... (1997), VIP ... Read More