Hiero’s Casual can now be added to the list of legendary emcees who will celebrate 20 years since the release of an album this year, along with Nas, Organized Konfusion, Outkast, Jeru the Damaja, Scarface, Biggie and Common.
Back in February of ’94, the co-founding member of The Hieroglyphics released his debut solo LP, Fear Itself to the world. With most of the production handled by Casual himself (alongside Domino and Del), the Bay Area native celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the album’s release with the Fear Itself instrumentals, all remastered for an excellent auditory experience. Stream it below, and if you’re a hardcore collector or just love the album, cop it for $10.
In commemoration of the anniversary, Casual, joined by the rest of the Hieroglyphics crew, will host an official celebration in San Francisco at Brick & Mortar, Saturday April 19. A tour throughout the U.S. performing the album will follow in May and June, with a European tour coming in Fall 2014. Cop tickets here.
Fear Itself 20 Year Anniversary Tour Dates:
April 20th – @Brooktrails Lodge – Willits, CA
April 26 – @19th Broadway – Fairfax, CA
May 2nd – @Chrome Lotus – Santa Rosa, CA
May 3rd – @The Back Bar – San Jose, CA
May 4th – @The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
May 11th – @Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
May 15th – @The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
May 17th – @Cervantes Masterpiece – Denver, CO
May 21st – @Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
May 22nd – @Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
May 23rd – @Plush – Tucson, AZ
June 13th – @Coopers – Nevada City, CA
August 9th – @Shambhala Music Festival – Salmo, Canada