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It comes to something when you encounter a young man who is not even out of high school and yet spits wisdom like a reincarnate Buddha on his seventh life-cycle. We’re not sure where it comes from, particularly when it is manifest within the lyrical flow of a seemingly experienced rap veteran but coming out the mouth of a relative rookie in the game. Maybe it is because he eats his greens up just like his name suggests. Maybe it is down to the fact that this rap rookie is actually already five years deep in the game and counting, building up a solid background in live brilliance and studio mastery, with a number of scene stealing collaborations already under his belt.

 Maybe it is because he was dreaming big and making plans while the rest really were Sleeping In Class, the title of his most recent and stunning LP to follow a slew of mix-tapes and unofficial releases that have blown up through word of mouth, internet-savvy and street-level hype. Maybe it is the company he keeps, Twelve Bar’s favorite crew Peas’n’Carrots International, forming like Voltron and making waves like Zuma.

Or perhaps it is simply because we’re in the presence of a young MC, repping Inglewood and LA hard, who has a fearsomely growing reputation as the real one to watch in the new west rap revolution. Yes that would be it. So we asked Casey to push the study papers to one side for a minute and tackle The Twelve. But we didn’t threaten any detentions.
 

1. Who's in the house?
Young CV, the one and only. 


2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Nah, it’s not simple at all. This shit is real complex, ha-ha.


3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
Where you’re going then what you do and how you represent where you’re from when you get there.


4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
I just want to buy my mother a house and a brand new car. Myself as well. So if fame is what's gonna do that let’s get it 


5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
Hotel lobby.


6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
Yeah. Or maybe he's not a gangster if he decided to wear sandals. Depending on what kind of sandals they are, lol. 


7. If I ruled the world?
I will rule it with respect and fairness. 


8. Do you want more?
I want so much more. I think that's the same reason I will get it. 


9. How does it feel?
It's hard to explain. 


10. What's next on the menu?
Sleeping in Class with a side of veggies, and can't forget the seasoning to make the veggies taste better. 


11. Give me the reason to want you back?
Because you will definitely regret it in the long run if you don't. 


12. Tell us why it's all love...
Because love makes the world go round. The same way money does. Thanks y'all. Shout out to Twelve Bar, I got everybody at my school asking what kind of jeans are those? Keep swagging peas and carrots live and grow squad never quit. 

Top photo courtesy of http://www.calmatic.net

 


 

 
 
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