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Rising rap artist to make debut at the Emerson Theater this week



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Musical artists all have their own specific procedure for creating their musical material. In Casey Veggies’ case, his childhood background and aspirations inspire his rap music.

Rising rap and hip-hop artist Casey Veggies will be performing Wednesday at the Emerson Theater in ?Indianapolis.

Veggies is currently on a nationwide tour with fellow rapper Big Sean. However, this specific performance will be one of his solo performance dates.

Veggies said this will be the first time he will be performing in Indianapolis. He said audience members should expect a lot of energy and a good time with his upcoming performance.

“You can expect a lot of passion and good vibes with this show,” Veggies said. “It should be great for my first time performing here.”

Veggies just released his new songs, “Backflip,” which features rappers YG and IamSu!, and “Tied Up.” These songs will appear on his new studio album “Live & Grow,” which will be distributed by Vested in Culture and Epic Records. He is aiming to release the album sometime this summer.

According to his official website, Veggies has released more than seven mixtapes since 2007. He was also featured in the 2013 single “Hive” by rapper Earl Sweatshirt.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Veggies started out as one of the founding members of the hip-hop group Odd Future before he went solo at 14 years old. He released his debut independent album “Sleeping In Class” in 2011.

Veggies described his style of rap as authentic material that excelled and grew in his heart since he was in high school. He said it is very personal and something he uses to connect with and inspire others.

“My material goes back and speaks to when I first got out of high school, and I take my mind to the next level,” Veggies said. “My lyrics speak from the heart. It’s all about connecting to the people we want to see.”

The show is set to start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show.

“I am going to tell everyone my life story,” Veggies said. “I want to inspire people and give them some positive inspiration.”

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