Following the release of what has quickly turned into his biggest single to date, Casey Veggies explains how a chance night-out at a Hollywood club helped him realize the true potential for his Iamsu! and YG-featuring song “Backflip.”
Speaking with HipHopDX from the studio in a clip that debuted as a part of today’s DX Daily, Veggies recalls walking into the club on a recent night and being surprised to hear his own music.
“The other night, it was funny, I went inside Club Emerson, it was popping in there,” Veggies tells HipHopDX’s Ural Garrett. “Once I walked in they was playing ‘Backflip.’ I was like, ‘Yo, that’s crazy.’ DJ Drama, he was on the 1s and 2s. It was cracking in there. I ended up performing it. They played it like three times that night. I was just going to the club to chill with my cousin, he play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I was going to the club with him. He was like, ‘Come to the club with me.’ I wasn’t even planning on going out, the fact that I just went in there just to chill and Drama was in there playing my song, I was like, ‘I don’t care what people say, this “Backflip” song is crazy.’ All my eight years as a rapper I never been able to walk into the club and they playing my song like five times. That was a moment for me. Being 21, just now being able to go to the club.”
Detailing the process of putting the song together, Casey also explains how YG’s feature came about.
“We put it out, me and Iamsu! did the record, we put it out at first,” he says. “Then YG heard the song and he hollered at us, like, ‘Yo, that’s crazy. You got one. I’m trying to get on that.'”
Watch the “Backflip” video on HipHopDX here.