Casey Veggies

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Casey Veggies
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Background information
Birth name Casey Jones
Born (1993-07-18) July 18, 1993 (age 23)
Origin Inglewood, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.caseyveggies.com

Casey Jones, better known by his stage name Casey Veggies[1] (born July 18, 1993), is an American hip hop recording artist from Inglewood, California. Since 2007, he has released five independent mixtapes under LA clothing and management company Peas & Carats Intl.[2] His debut studio album, Live & Grow, was released on September 25, 2015.

Career[edit]

2007–12: Career beginnings[edit]

At the age of 14, Casey released his first mixtape, titled Customized Greatly Vol. 1; while he was going through by his stage name at the time, as Custom.[1] 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]

[4] 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 act 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.[2] Casey has also featured on records with artists, such as Rich Hil, King Chip and Raheem DeVaughn.

During the recent show, which has included a sold out April 2012 performance, with Roc Nation artist Rita Ora at SOB's in NYC.[6] On the same month, he had also appeared with American rappers Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa on MTV's RapFixLive.[7] Casey Veggies has also appeared on The Neighbourhood[8]'s mixtape - 'Jealou$y'.

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

On January 22, 2013, Veggies released a solo project, which is a mixtape, Life Changes. In February 2013, Veggies signed a record deal with VIC and Epic Records.[9]

On the following day, the store opening of PNCINTL, Casey Veggies released a single, titled "Young Niggas" featuring Juicy J. The artwork for the single showed the store opening. 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 released under Maybach Music Group and PNCINTL. The mixtape features guest appearances from Overdoz, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Kirko Bangz and Hit-Boy; along with additional productions handled by Lunice, Jahlil Beats and Hit-Boy, among others.

Casey went on his first Canadian tour under PNCINTL management in May 2015.[10] Veggies' debut album, Live & Grow was released on September 25, 2015.[11] On October 16, 2015, a South African hip hop recording artist, Cassper Nyovest; whom he released the track list for his album and Veggie is one of the few artists to being featured on the album, next to a fellow rapper The Game.

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