Casey Veggies Wants to Tie Up Janet Jackson, Reveals Big Sean’s Advice and Peas & Carrots Reopening [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
When we last chopped it up with Casey Veggies in February, he had just released the catchy banger “Backflip” featuring IamSu! and YG and was remaining tight-lipped about many of the details surrounding his Live & Grow album. Since then, he's dropped the seductive Dej Loaf-assisted ode "Tied Up," hit the stage with Big Sean and is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming opus.
During his Live & Grow tour stop at SOBs in New York City on May 4, The Boombox caught up with the California native and this time, he talked more about tour life with Big Sean, getting frisky with the ladies and the new artists on his radar.
“If I could tie up any famous woman and do some things to her, it would have to be Janet Jackson,” Casey tells The Boombox backstage at SOBs. Of course Casey would name Jackson, a beautiful women almost twice his age. He may be 21 years old but he gives off a mature vibe. We have a feeling he'd be able to handle Ms. Jackson.
Since he's had to do a lot of growing up on the road while getting his music out to the masses, big brother figures like Big Sean have helped him narrow his focus on the more important things in life.
“Big Sean told me he liked my music and to remain focused and keep doing what I am doing,” Casey recalls, looking back on a conversation he had with the G.O.O.D. Music rhymer during one of their joint tour stops. “When he told me he listened to my music that was big for me.”
With his Live & Grow album on the way, the Epic Records signee is busier than ever. So he understands how that factors into the rise or fall of a personal relationship. Casey even comments on Big Sean’s personal life -- well, sort of. The "Blessings" MC and Ariana Grande recently called it quits in what appeared to be on of the friendliest breakups in recent history. When asked why the pair ended their romance, Casey concluded scheduling most likely played a part. “I know its hard for me to sync my schedule so imagine if I was dealing with another artist who had a similar agenda?” he states.
In addition to keeping his eyes on the prize, Casey says this tour has reinforced a rule he has followed since his days with Odd Future. “You have to work hard, for yourself,” he explains. “Just because you have label or a team that does not mean you can relax and stop grinding and doing things for yourself.” The entertainer manages all of his social media accounts and devotes several hours per day to personally connecting with fans on Twitter and Instagram.
When he’s not on the road, managing his online presence or in the studio, the young entrepreneur is working on other ventures outside of music. In the past, he collaborated with Puma and Bathing Ape and even launched clothing store, Peas and Carrots. in his hometown of Los Angeles along with friends Joshton Peas and Anwar "Carrots" Washington. However, the store has since closed up shop, but not for long. “I am planning on reopening Peas & Carrots again in August,” Casey revealed. “But this time it’s just me. I am doing it alone.”
The summer months ahead will be grind time for Casey Veggies. Live & Grow will be released to his fans, his store will open its doors once again and he'll continue to expand his brand.
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