In honor of our recent episode of Ecko Studio Sessions featuring Young Casey Veggies, this weeks Hip-Hop or Flop features Veggies latest project dropped in April 2012, Customized Greatly Vol.3. The third [and arguably greatest] installment to a 3 mixtape series that eloquently progresses from Casey’s experimental middle school days to a slightly older, experienced and lyrically evolved Veggies. One things definitely for certain, versatility clearly isn’t an issue for Arrogant Veggies. This mixtape possesses a great concoction of bass driven, 808 clappin’ equally lyrically impressive “swag rap,” with songs like Toe Tag and PNCINTLOFWGKTA. Blended with songs like Nobody and Thoughts Weigh that feature classic California easy flows, silky beats and jazz-like melodies. Customized Greatly 3 is an ideal example of Casey’s potential as a solo artist.
So did Customized Greatly Vol 3. stamp Casey Veggies has one of the greatest rising rappers of the year? Apparently, it’s been questionable. Casey has received nothing but high acclaim for Customized Greatly 3, but a few months after it’s April drop the forums and over enthusiastic bloggers were up in arms after he failed to make the annual XXL Freshman Class list. Some say it was well deserved while others were sure Veggies was robbed. According the Veggies; “I definitely feel like I should of been on it [on the Freshman List] but then again it’s all good. I would never say it wasn’t my time, I think it was the perfect time for me to be on it. But it’s all good, it’s still nothing but love to XXL” We’re patiently waiting for Casey’s latest project “Life Changes” set to release next week on January 22nd, hoping that this project will possibly secure his spot for next year’s Freshman class.
Is Customized Greatly Vol. 3 pure, unsaturated HIP-HOP? Or was it a straight up FLOP? You decide!