Casey Veggies

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Casey Veggies
Casey Veggies performing in July 2016
Casey Veggies performing in July 2016
Background information
Birth nameCasey Joseph Jones
Also known as
  • Custom
  • Young Veggies
Born (1993-07-18) July 18, 1993 (age 30)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2007–present
Formerly of

Casey Joseph Jones (born July 18, 1993), better known by his stage name Casey Veggies, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. Prior to his solo career, he was a founding member of the Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future.[1] He signed with Epic Records to release his debut studio album, Live & Grow (2015); its lead single, "Tied Up" (featuring Dej Loaf) received gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, Organic (2019) followed thereafter.


2007–2012: Career beginnings[edit]

At the age of 14, Casey released his first mixtape, titled Customized Greatly Vol. 1; while he was performing by his stage name at the time, Custom.[2] Casey was one of the founding members of the hip hop collective Odd Future,[3] appearing on the collective's first effort The Odd Future Tape, before he decided to branch out on his own, after his first mixtape release. In an interview with Respect Mag, Casey stated it as: "It’s hard to explain, really, but I just had more of a [different] vision for my own rap career. I wanted to do my own thing."[3]

While working with a fellow rapper and Def Jam's recording artist YG on his second mixtape, Veggies began to take rap much more seriously. In an interview with The Madbury Club, Veggies discussed how "strategic sponsorships, limited merchandise, organic partnerships, social presence and influence ability have proved fundamental in the success of Peas & Carats and thus, Casey Veggies".[4]

After graduating high school, Veggies joined with Mac Miller, as one of the opening acts for his Blue Slide Park Tour.[5] Since then, Casey performed with artists, such as Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy and Kendrick Lamar, as well as friends in OFWGKTA; including Tyler, the Creator, Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis.[1] Casey has also featured on records with artists, such as Rich Hil, King Chip and Raheem DeVaughn.

In April 2012, Veggies joined with Roc Nation artist Rita Ora for a sold-out performance at SOB's in NYC.[6] In the same month, he also appeared with American rappers Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa on MTV's RapFixLive.[7]

2013–2015: Life Changes and Live & Grow[edit]

On January 22, 2013, Veggies released a solo mixtape titled Life Changes. In February 2013, Veggies signed a record deal with VIC and Epic Records.[8]

On the following day, the store opening of PNCINTL, Casey Veggies released a single, titled "Young Niggas" featuring Juicy J. On May 10, 2013, a new single, "Money Don't Buy Time" was released. Casey Veggies also appeared on the Earl Sweatshirt album Doris on the single "Hive"; along with Vince Staples. Casey Veggies released a mixtape with Rockie Fresh, titled Fresh Veggies in December 2013. It was presented by PUMA and was co-released under Maybach Music Group and PNCINTL.[9] The mixtape features guest appearances from Overdoz, Ty Dolla Sign, Juicy J, Kirko Bangz and Hit-Boy; along with additional productions handled by Lunice, Jahlil Beats and Hit-Boy, among others. Casey Veggies has also appeared on The Neighbourhood's 2014 mixtape 000000 & #FFFFFF.[10]

Casey went on his first Canadian tour under PNCINTL management in May 2015.[11] Veggies' debut album, Live & Grow was released on September 25, 2015.[12]

2016–2019: Customized Greatly Vol. 4 and Organic[edit]

Casey Veggies began the rollout for the fourth mixtape in the Customized Greatly series. On May 16, 2016, he released the music video for the single "Choose Up".[13] Later that same week, he teased the projects tracklist the day before release.[14] Customized Greatly Vol. 4: The Return of the Boy was released on May 20, 2016.[15]

In 2017, he was featured on the American rapper Wiz Khalifa's mixtape Laugh Now, Fly Later, as the only feature on the project.[16]

After a few year long hiatus, Casey Veggies participated in an interview with MTV released on May 30, 2019. In this interview, he discussed his reasoning for leaving Epic Records, his reflections on Mac Miller after his death, and discussed his upcoming second studio album, Organic, to be released independently under his own label Peas & Carrots International (PNCINTL).[17]

Organic was released on June 7, 2019, after a lead up of singles and music videos being released prior.[18] The deluxe edition of the album, adding five new songs to the tracklist, was released later on November 22, 2019.[19]

2020–present: Fresh Veggies 2, CG5 and EPs[edit]

Casey Veggies would then go on to release various mixtapes and EPs. He released the sequel to his collaborative mixtape with Rockie Fresh, Fresh Veggies 2 on July 10, 2020.[20] He also released two mixtapes, CG5 on February 26, 2021[21] and Crypto Veggies on July 22, 2022.[22] CG5 is the fifth installment in the Customized Greatly series.

On April 29, 2022, Veggies dropped the EP Since Y'all Forgot. [23] He released his second EP a year later on May 12, 2023, titled Ten Toes Down.[24]



  1. ^ a b "Casey Veggies Debuts "Sleeping In Class" for East Coast". RESPECT. 21 September 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Ahmed, Insanul. "Who Is Casey Veggies?". Complex Magazine. Retrieved 5 November 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Opinion: Casey Veggies Controls His Own (Odd) Future". RESPECT. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Fresh Produce: Casey Veggies and Peas & Carrots International - The Madbury Club - Making Things Since 2088". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ "CASEY VEGGIES – NYC, Lifted Research Group Inc". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Review: Rita Ora And Casey Veggies "Roc" For A Sold Out Crowd At SOB's". RESPECT. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller & Casey Veggies On RapFix Live (Live Stream)". Los Angeles Leakers. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Sylvia Rhone Signs Casey Veggies to new VIC Label". 5 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Rockie Fresh And Casey Veggies Releasing Collaborative Project". XXL. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  10. ^ "The Neighbourhood". The NBHD official. Archived from the original on 2015-05-07.
  11. ^ "Casey Veggies To Tour In Canada". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Casey Veggies - Tied Up Feat. DeJ Loaf". HotNewHipHop. 27 April 2015.
  13. ^ Simmons, Ted (17 May 2016). "Casey Veggies Is Hotel Lounging in "Choose Up" Video". XXL. XXL. Retrieved 7 March 2024.
  14. ^ Simmons, Ted (20 May 2016). "Casey Veggies Shares 'Customized Greatly Vol. 4′ Tracklist". XXL. XXL. Retrieved 7 March 2024.
  15. ^ Walker, Angus (20 May 2016). "Customized Greatly 4: The Return Of The Boy". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 7 March 2024.
  16. ^ "Wiz Khalifa Unveils New Mixtape 'Laugh Now, Fly Later'". VIBE. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  17. ^ Alston, Trey (30 May 2019). "Casey Veggies Reflects On Mac Miller And Traces His Path Back To Indie Realness". MTV. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  18. ^ Johnson, Cherise (6 June 2019). "Casey Veggies Shares "Organic" Album Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  19. ^ Johnson, Jasmine (22 November 2019). "Casey Veggies Talks About His 'Organic' Deluxe Album, Why He Isn't Working With The Label Anymore and More". RESPECT. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  20. ^ Zidel, Alex (10 July 2020). "Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh Return With "Fresh Veggies 2"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  21. ^ Duong, Paul (26 February 2021). "NEW ALBUM: CASEY VEGGIES 'CG5'". RapRadar. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  22. ^ "Casey Veggies – Crypto Veggies [Album Stream]". OnSMASH. 24 July 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  23. ^ Duong, Paul (29 April 2022). "EP: CASEY VEGGIES 'SINCE Y'ALL FORGOT'". RapRadar. Retrieved 17 March 2024.
  24. ^ Duong, Paul (12 May 2023). "EP: CASEY VEGGIES 'TEN TOES DOWN'". RapRadar. Retrieved 17 March 2024.

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