Casual, a founding member of the Hieroglyphics collective who dissed Eminem on “He Still Think He Rap God,” recently spoke with HipHopDX about why he addressed Marshall Mathers on wax.
“Actually, He Think He Rap God, if they don’t know, was an album I dropped in 2011,” Casual said in an interview with HipHopDX. “I just reiterated it by doing it over Eminem’s ‘Rap God.’ Basically, I was just trying to make the brother aware that there is already a Rap God. You can’t do that. You can’t get aloof in Hip Hop and get on this level where you so big above your peers and think that you thought of a new concept or try to come out with it and find out that one of your peers is already running that. Well, that’s a point of conflict.”
While there in lies a point of conflict for Casual, he is also quick to celebrate Eminem’s skills.
“Eminem is remarkable,” Casual said. “No one is trying to take anything from him, lyrically. It ain’t even about that. That’s not the circumstance. Eminem has done what he’s done in Hip Hop. That’s untouchable.”