One of the more talented young rappers coming up, narrowly missing out on my 13 for ’13 list, Casey Veggies is the next of the new generation of MCs to drop off his latest work.
I’ve only caught one track from this prior to today’s release, Lifestyle, but it was definitely an enjoyable listen with the highlight being the synergy between the smoothed-out production and Casey’s easygoing raps. If that formula’s anything to go by, this should be a very good 13-track project, and hopefully one that helps pull Casey up to that next level of fandom and popularity. Features are at a minimum with appearances from Dom Kennedy and BJ the Chicago Kid, so there’s enough spotlight on Casey-stream and download for free below.
Casey Veggies-Life Changes
I don’t know a great deal about Rapsody, but the album’s warming title and artwork coupled with a phenomenal lineup of features makes this one that I’m very eager to check out sooner rather than later.
Assists on this one come from Childish Gambino, Rocki Evans, Mac Miller, The Cool Kids, Ab-Soul, Raheem DeVaughn and more. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s as close to grabbing a complete who’s who of upcoming rappers as anyone’s come in recent months, and not only does that add star power, but it gives Rapsody plenty to compete with and live up to. With such weighty cosigns I’m sure he’ll have some quality to deliver, and you can stream or download the album over at DJBooth below.
Rapsody-The Idea of Beautiful
This track, which is from an EP made by RubyHornet & DJ RTC, is pretty damn good. Bun B and GLC spit hard, as always – with (the slightly unfortunately named) BJ The Chicago Kid doing a nice job with the vocals. One to have in your library for sure. As for the video itself, some good eye candy – which is always appreciated.
Bun B/GLC/BJ The Chicago Kid – Happiness Before Riches