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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released four years after the disappointment that was He Think He Raw, Casual's fourth full-length provides yet another change of pace in the MC's career. While Casual produced much of He Think He Raw, he opts here to take a load off, focuses on the MCing, and allows a number of beat-makers -- Dan the Automator, Dante "Is a Scrub" Ross, Domino, J Zone, Jake One, Bedrock, Compound 7, Quincy Tones ! -- to take the spotlight. The album is fairly uniform and consistently strong, despite the range of producers involved, and Casual is in improved form lyrically, nearly as sharp as he was throughout 1994's Fear Itself. All the talk of taking things back to the early '90s can ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released four years after the disappointment that was He Think He Raw, Casual's fourth full-length provides yet another change of pace in the MC's career. While Casual produced much of He Think He Raw, he opts here to take a load off, focuses on the MCing, and allows a number of beat-makers -- Dan the Automator, Dante "Is a Scrub" Ross, Domino, J Zone, Jake One, Bedrock, Compound 7, Quincy Tones ! -- to take the spotlight. The album is fairly uniform and consistently strong, despite the range of producers involved, and Casual is in improved form lyrically, nearly as sharp as he was throughout 1994's Fear Itself. All the talk of taking things back to the early '90s can become nearly as grating as relentless gun talk, but Casual is thankfully less irritable than he was on He Think He Raw. He even seems to poke fun at himself during the end of "Smash Don't Hurt 'Em," where he humbly apologizes for instances when he caused bodily harm: "And then for them niggas who tried to jump me, and I knocked out three of y'all and it was only like five of y'all so you all had to football tackle a nigga, I hope we all learnt a valuable lesson from that moment, 'cause I know I did." By the way: the very Casual-like character Smash Rockwell, Casual claims, is the cousin of Handsome Boy Modeling School's Chest Rockwell aka Prince Paul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • Label: Hieroglyphics
  • UPC: 655323011921
  • Catalog Number: 230119
  • Sales rank: 376,432

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Say That Then (3:26)
  2. 2 Rap Game (3:27)
  3. 3 Smash Don't Hurt 'Em (4:06)
  4. 4 Oaktown - E-Mac (5:17)
  5. 5 Styles (4:41)
  6. 6 Bitin' and Freakin' - Psalm One (3:54)
  7. 7 In the Whip (4:15)
  8. 8 Nickel and Dime Gangsta (4:06)
  9. 9 Critical (3:14)
  10. 10 Hieroller (2:57)
  11. 11 Single Mother (4:14)
  12. 12 All Around the World (3:00)
  13. 13 Bay vs Bricks - Young Zee (4:43)
  14. 14 I'll Hit That (3:03)
  15. 15 Wakemup (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Casual Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Domino Producer, Executive Producer
E-40 Composer
Tajai Composer
Too $hort Composer
Casual Composer
Young Zee Composer
Dan the Automator Producer
Dante Ross Producer
Bedrock Producer
Ian Davis Executive Producer
Jake One Producer
Compound7 Producer
Quincey Tones Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Smash Rocks Well

    Casual, from the group Hierglyphics proves to be very impressive on his third outting. "Smash Rockwell" is the perfect blend of street/turf music and boom bap hip-hop. Casual provides tracks to ride to "all around the world", "In The Whip",tracks that represent his home town"Nickel&Dime Gangsta", "Oaktown" and tracks that display pure lyrical expertise "Styles","Rap Game". Honestly, there are only about two songs to be skipped on this album, but for the most part its dope.

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