Certified Fresh: Casey Veggies, A Young MC With OG Aspirations
Despite his success and tons of optimism, the California native feels like many have counted him out. But the past proves this perception can change if he delivers a phenomenal body of work.
Timing wise, Casey's album couldn't be better scheduled. There's a large scope on West Coast artists right now because of the brewing TDE movement, and more recently, the unprecedented power moves made by Dom Kennedy and Nipsey Hussle (the former sold his latest LP through Best Buy without the help of any major distributor and the latter successfully moved 1000 copies of the first $100 mixtape).
The competitiveness among California's local ranks is also incubating quality work. "I think they [peers] definitely play big role, and inspire me to keep going," Veggies admits. "It keeps me on my toes, keeps me hungry. Even though I'm like the youngest out of all the people I know that's doing this, I know that I got to act as if I wasn't young."
He continued, "I got to do things as if, and come with material and come with them raps like I wasn't."