Fear Itself (Casual album)

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Fear Itself
Studio album by Casual
Released February 1, 1994
Recorded July 1992 - February 1993
Genre Hip hop, West Coast hip hop
Length 49:21
Label Jive
Producer Casual, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Domino, Jay Biz
Casual chronology
Fear Itself
(1994)
Meanwhile...
(1997)
Singles from Fear Itself
  1. "That's How It Is"
    Released: August 6, 1993
  2. "I Didn't Mean To"
    Released: January 17, 1994
  3. "Me-O-Mi-O"
    Released: May 2, 1994

Fear Itself is the debut studio album from American hip hop artist Casual, released February 1, 1994 on Jive Records.

The album peaked at number 108 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Chris Witt of Allmusic commended Casual for his lyrical abilities, noting how the MC "produces an unending and seemingly unstoppable flow of boasts and taunts," and also remarking that "the simplicity of his message belies the complexity of his vicious wordplay."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music by J. Owens and D. Siguenza except where noted.

No. Title Music Sample(s)[2] Length
1. "Intro"     1:42
2. "You Flunked"   Owens 3:14
3. "Me-O-Mi-O"     4:06
4. "Get Off It"   Owens 3:14
5. "That's How It Is"   Jones, Owens   2:57
6. "That Bulls**t" (feat. Saafir) Owens   1:46
7. "Follow the Funk"     3:55
8. "Who's It On" (feat. Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Pep Love) Jones, Owens, Peacock, Siguenza 3:56
9. "I Didn't Mean To"   Owens 3:39
10. "We Got It Like That"       3:11
11. "A Little Something" (feat. Del tha Funkee Homosapien) Jones, Owens   1:21
12. "This Is How We Rip S**t"   Owens, Suarez   3:36
13. "Lose in the End"    
  • "Believe It or Not (Kojak Theme)" by Black Heat
  • "Chicken Heads" by Black Heat
3:45
14. "Thoughts of the Thoughtful"    
  • "Brawling Broads" by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
  • "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz
2:56
15. "Chained Minds"   Owens   3:05
16. "Be Thousand"       2:58

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1994)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 108
U.S. R&B Albums 22

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1993 "That's How It Is" 22
1994 "I Didn't Mean To" 29 34
"Me-O-Mi-O" 50

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[5]

  • engineering – Matt Kelley
  • mastering – Tom Coyne
  • mixing – Casual, Chris Trevett
  • photography – Michael Lucero
  • production – Casual, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Domino, Jay Biz
  • scratching – Touré
  • vocals – A+, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Extra Prolific, Pep Love, Phesto, Souls of Mischief, Tajai

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Witt, Chris. "allmusic ((( Fear Itself > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: Casual". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ "allmusic ((( Fear Itself > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Fear Itself > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Fear Itself > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 

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