Casey Veggies and XV with JayKin and SonReal (Live) [Photos/Review]
Vancouver, B.C. – Friday night in Vancouver had Fortune Soundclub jam-packed with swag, with acts hailing from Kansas to LA to our very own Van-City gems.
Jaykin kicked off the evening with some addictive Sneakers and Video Games type shit before SonReal officially debuted his Self-Hired produced video for “Scream,” which featured everybody who’s anybody in Van-City rap music.
Boy wonder Casey Veggies had his way with the crowd with a less than memorable performance including tracks like “Ridin’ Roun’ Town” from his latest Sleeping in Class while back-up homie Anwar Carrots threw t-shirts and merch from the stage to desiring drunk white boys in the crowd. “30,000” had pretty boy Veggies holla-ing for all the ladies to come shake a butt with him on stage; Veggies plus a few more years of peas and carrots might evolve this young dude into deeper content than just girls, school and LA swag. Hopefully.
XV – also known as the Kid With The Green Backpack from Wichita Kansas – killed it with a live drummer and a bumpin’ set including tracks from his new mixtape Zero Heroes like “Awesome” and “Foreign Exchange Student”. Bringing with him a diverse set ranging from danceable tracks to blues-type beats, XV managed to keep his set humble yet thoughtful while making sure to show off his tight lyrical skills. XV gave shout outs to big homies and collaborators like Wiz Khalifa, J.Cole and Mike Posner, to name a few, before spitting the mellowed out “Mirrors Edge”. After shout-outs to inspirations like Tupac, Nate Dogg, B.I.G and MJ, XV finished off the grateful crowd with the on-point “Nevermind” that had booty shakin’ ladies and boys alike stoked and ready to party for T.G.I.F.
As the live rap music came to a close and perfomances came to an end, the Friday night club-goers crowding the dancfloor began and there was one thing we could all be sure of. This evening began and would probably end with a whole lotta swag swag swag swag swaaaaggg.
Written by Kassandra Guagliardi for HipHopCanada
Photography by Amalia Judith for HipHopCanada