In New York, the stoop is the most sacred spot on the block. It’s a place where friends can sit down and chop it up.

On the eve of his debut album, Live & Grow, Footaction welcomes Casey Veggies to the East Coast for a talk (on a stoop of course, and dressed in the retailer’s latest) about what’s important in his life as he continues to develop his style, behind the mic and on the streets.

Live & Grow drops Sept. 25. Listen to the album here.