Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Casey Veggies, a hip-hop artist from Inglewood, California.
This 19-year-old from Inglewood, California who once described Toronto as wavy, and who sites Kanye West and Nas as inspirations, has said he wants to show that young artists can rap about more than just dancing and partying, while still remaining cool. So far, it seems like he’s on the right track, with a new album on the way.
Origins: Inglewood, California
Full name: Casey Jones
Known for: Casey is known for his lyrics and trend-setting ways.
Used in a sentence: His name was partially inspired by the fact that vegetables are good for you, and Casey is definitely good listening.
File next to: Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy
Download now: “Smart Water”
Five fun facts:
1. Before he committed to pursuing a rap career, Casey wanted to be a pro basketball player
2. Casey was one of the original, founding members of OFWGKTA, but left to do his own thing
Mac Miller dropped his trippy new video “America” just in time for July 4. Mac raps from a red lit room with the U.S. flag draped across his shoulders: ”Got my middle finger up with a cup and a dutch split/Hand on my nuts when I’m wilin’ out in public/Welcome to America, motherf*cker, welcome to America”
Meanwhile, his crew appropriately throws up their middle fingers behind him while crazy animated doodles create a whole new commentary. The song also features Casey Veggies and Joey Bada$$ who appear in the Mike Waxx and Mike Carson-directed video as well.
Watch it here: