Who Is Cashis?

In October 2013, leading up to the release of The County Hound 2, Cashis revealed that he had already recorded five or six records for his third studio album. Then on April 1, 2014, Cashis released “I’ma Ride” featuring Problem as the first single from the album. The Loose Cannon 2 which will contain mostly freestyles. Then on August 19, 2013 he released the fourth single from The Country Hound 2, titled “Look at Me” featuring King Los, K Young, and B. Todd. On September 28, 2013, Cashis revealed the cover art and track list to the album, also announcing a release date of October 15, 2013. He also revealed unannounced guest appearances on the album to come from Boaz, and Demrick among others, with the album’s production to be primarily handled by frequent collaborator Rikanatti, with Eminem also producing four tracks on the album. In August 2011 on his mixtape Rooftop Series Vol.1, in the intro, Cashis revealed that he was leaving Shady Records, but is remaining with Bogish Brand Entertainment.

Raised in different parts of Atlanta and its neighboring suburbs, Antoine Rogers, better known as Bobby Creekwater, was allured by the charm of rap music. After a year of attending Clark-Atlanta University, he left the college textbooks to enter the recording studio as one-half of the duo Jatis, which also featured partner-in-crime Charlie Jangles. They first signed with Columbia Records, but were released from that contract, and so they went over to highly reputable hip-hop label Loud Records. Unfortunately, Loud, which already had experienced its heyday with the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, and many others, closed up shop before Jatis could release an album. Learning from that experience, Creekwater vowed that he would make it on his own and temporarily parted ways with Jangles. As an unsigned artist, he learned to produce his own beats and manage other tasks that otherwise would be done by a label. This came in handy when a representative of Eminem’s Shady Records heard a verse of his on a demo by another artist, Aasim. More interested in Creekwater than Aasim, the label signed him in summer 2005, making the Atlanta rapper Shady’s second Southern artist (after Stat Quo). Drawing on those lessons from before, Creekwater didn’t rest on his laurels and released the Anthem to the Streets, Vol. 1 mixtape a few months later in order to beef up his profile. The following year, he formally debuted on the Shady mixtape Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, which also featured some of his production skills alongside the work of veterans Eminem and the Alchemist.

Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an American rapper. He was signed to fellow Detroit rapper Eminem’s Shady Records in 2002, where he released the albums Cheers (2003) and Second Round’s on Me (2006). Trice formed his own record label, Black Market Entertainment, upon leaving Shady. He does not use a rap name like most rappers, instead using his birth name on stage. Obie Trice III was born and raised on the west side of Detroit, Michigan by his mother, along with three brothers. Trice was given a karaoke machine by his mother when he was eleven. He used it to rhyme over instrumentals from artists such as N.W.A.W.A. By the age of fourteen, he was attending rap battle gatherings around Detroit, including the Hip Hop Shop, where he and his friends would go on Saturday afternoons. The battles were hosted by Proof, from D12. Got Some Teeth” being well received on radio in a number of countries. “Got Some Teeth” peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked within the top ten of the charts in the United Kingdom, where it entered and peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart in October 2003. He also released the singles “The Set Up” and “Don’t Come Down”.

Are you moving into that reflective stage? Obie Trice: Well you know shit don’t stop the older you get, you know what I mean? It’s constantly trials and tribulations in life, period and even my social environment, the people I’m around, they go through things and I go through it with them. It’s more talking about things that I’m going through. I look at people like Nas and I look at Jay-Z and I look at Bun B and I look at these cats that have been in the game for a long time. I know it’s for the kids too as well but it’s also turning into an adult genre because of the pioneers are still here and creating great music. You know, I know 50-year old, 55, 60-year olds that listen to Hip Hop. Hip Hop is such a big industry. It’s constantly growing even bigger. I don’t even put no age bracket on it man. DX: If you’re talking about those younger guys though, specifically in Detroit, it seems like a new leaf is coming through. You still have the classics like you, Em, Royce but you have newer guys like Big Sean for example. What do you think about the new cats in Detroit? Obie Trice: I’m always an advocate of Detroit artists. Big Sean, that’s what’s up, I’m a big fan of his, I appreciate his music. Eminem, D12, these guys is talented dudes so I’m always appreciating new talent man and it don’t matter if it’s from Detroit or anywhere, wherever you’re from because there’s gonna constantly be young and new artists so I’m a fan of the J. Cole’s, I’m a fan of Big K.R.I.T., cats like that, cats coming in so I’m a fan of Hip Hop itself so I’m always for ‘em.