What drew you to the music industry?
Who are you inspired by?
Please explain your creative process
What’s an average day like for you?
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Tell me about your favorite performance venues
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your
I grew up listening to music straight out the womb. As a child I stayed with my grandmother and she would always play music of all genres every morning and every since I’ve been drawn to music. I’ve been inspired by micheal Jackson, jayz, nas, Tupac, biggie, just to name a few and a lot of old school music soul, r&b And hip hop. My creative process differs depending on vibes, situations, and what’s going on in my life at the time but I usually find a beat that I like, listen to it for a couple days, find a few different ways to approach the beat , figure which vibe sticks the best and lay down the track. An average day for cashkeem usually starts off with a prayer thanking god for another day, getting to the money, making time for my kids, family, music and business goals. It comes as no surprise that the message behind any of my music is to grind till u come up then grind some more for anything u want in life, demand respect, never give up, and to motivate those who come from what I come from. I don’t do much collaboration on tracks, but when I do I prefer to be in the presence of the other artist to catch a genuine vibe versus sending a song and telling an artist to lay a verse on it. I interact with my fans through perfomances, social media , public places and social events. My favorite part about doing music is being able to touch the lives of others and motivate them in any way possible, my least favorite part about doing music is attention spannof the people. I feel like no one cherishes the art anymore and what it takes to make a good/great song or project. I’ve never dealt with performance anxiety ever since a child I’ve never been the type to shy away from anything, so when I get a chance to express myself or display my talents in front of an audience I take full advantage of the opportunity. I’ve performed a bunch of times not at many different venues but I’d have to say one of my favorite performances was one that I did years ago at club called the “white house” located downtown Detroit,mi. If I could give any advice to someone trying to follow in my footsteps it would be to make sure you have a real love and passion for music, have patience , be yourself (create your own wave) and never give up chase your dreams!