Casey Veggies: Our Interview With the 19-Year-Old Phenom
A lot of artists have merch. But you have full sweatsuits and mock jerseys.
Well, we started off with just shirts. The sweat stuff is something new for us and we're really expanding it. I want to give the fans something I'd rock you know. I'm real proud of the merch though. I don't want to just give music. So this is a great start. I'm not the type to mind anything or anyone around me. I just do me. I'm trying to make sure our brand is authentic as possible.
You signed a management deal with Roc Nation last year. Still no label deal?
No, there's a big difference. They won't be distributing the album. Roc Nation is going to be helping me along the way and making sure everything goes right as far as getting bigger opportunities go. Peas and Carrots [Veggies' managing partners Joshton Harris and Anwar Washington] operates as friends so nothing's different on that level. We're just bringing other elements to our grind. We're showing them how we hustle. And they're showing us how they hustle.
Roc Nation would be open to you releasing your debut album through another album?
Oh yeah, definitely. They'd be open to that. And we're building right now and there's a lot of stuff in store for 2013. I'm definitely seeking a distribution deal. I won't do it independently. It'll definitely be off a major deal. I just feel like that's something every artist should strive for; to be as big as possible. You should come in wanting to be one of the greats. And in order to do that, I think, you need the machine to push you to that next level. So every artist should get to a stage where they want to put something out on a label. We're going to release this project and put out some visuals to really push the story. Build the brand more. And we're trying to drop the album near the end of the year.