Cashius Green talks growing up Black in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, getting signed to Epic Records, becoming valedictorian at his credit recovery school, and performs “First Taste” live in studio
Cashius Green is someone I’ve known for years through my guys Speak & Westside Ty. We’ve always been cool and he’s exactly the type of dude you gravitate towards while you’re backstage at shows, or at various functions. That said, while we’re long time acquaintances, we know next to nothing about each other, and I always look forward to learning about folks from the scene I came up in. Cashius just released an excellent album called “Best Western” that really puts his talents and charms on display in a brief and ultra digestible package.
I’ve always know Cashius rapped, but I’d never seen him perform other than appearances on stage with other friends at the time. I assumed he was an indie rapper on the come up like the rest of us. Come to find out, he was scooped up by a major labels in the early part of last decade, and had a chance at becoming a household name like collaborator Vince Staples, or former tour mate Joey Badass. Unfortunately, trying to navigate the industry without a manager made things much more complicated, and after being dropped, going through a dark phase of depression, and continuing to experiment with his sound, “Best Western” finds Cashius emerging as the rapper he always dreamed of being.
Hear us talk about growing up Black in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, getting signed to Epic Records, and ending up the valedictorian at his credit recovery school.