Cashis

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Cashis
Birth name Ramone Johnson
Also known as Lil Ramone
Born (1982-10-10) October 10, 1982 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois, US
Genres Hip Hop
Occupations Rapper, songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Labels Bogish Brand, Shady[1] (current)
Interscope, RBC (former)
Associated acts Bobby Creekwater, Crooked I, Eminem, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, The Renegadez
Website www.cashisonline.com

Ramone Johnson, better known by his stage name Cashis (stylized as Ca$his), is an American rapper who was born and raised in Chicago,[2] but moved to Irvine, California. He was most notably featured on the Shady Records album Eminem Presents: The Re-Up with Eminem and the record label, and released The County Hound EP in 2007.

In August 2011 on his mixtape Roof Top Vol. 1, in the intro, Cashis revealed that he was leaving Shady Records, but is remaining with Bogish Brand Entertainment. His solo debut album The Art of Dying after many delays, was released independently on October 30, 2012, but failed to chart. On October 15, 2013, he released his second studio album The County Hound 2, which contained significant production from Eminem and was supported by five retail singles.

Musical career[edit]

1997-2006: Beginnings and signing to Shady Records[edit]

Cashis first got into rapping by freestyling with his cousin at the age of 12. At the age of 14, he went to the studio for the first time and professionally recorded his first song. Around age 17, he got serious about rapping and would go around the Los Angeles and Orange County area participating in rap battles under the name "Lil Ramone".[1]

By 2004, Cashis was regarded as the "rap king of Orange County" and attracted the attention of Shady Records A&R, Dart Parker, who signed him after hearing his mixtape, Stars With Stripes. Cashis’s introduction to the masses, however, wouldn’t come until 2006 when he appeared alongside Eminem, 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks on "You Don't Know" the first single from the platinum-selling Shady Records compilation, Eminem Presents: The Re-Up,[3] performing solo on the songs "Everything Is Shady" and "Talkin' All That". His solo track "Talkin' All That" was praised by Complex as an album standout.[4]

2007-2012: The County Hound EP and The Art of Dying[edit]

His first solo release on Shady Records was the successful eight track EP, The County Hound EP, on May 22, 2007.[5] The County Hound EP debuted at number 106 on the US Billboard 200 and 37 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album was primarily produced by Eminem, who was also the only featured artist on the project.[6] The EP was met with mixed reviews upon its release from music critics.[7][8] Some critics praised it as a solid introduction to Cashis, however others put down the gangster themes of the album's tracks.[9][10] Upon its release he announced that his debut studio album would be titled, Loose Cannon and feature production from Eminem, Sha Money XL, Dr. Dre, and The Alchemist. At the time he set a release period for September or October 2007 for the project.[5]

In 2009, Cashis promised he would have an album in stores by September. However the album was pushed back, allegedly due to projects from Eminem and 50 Cent. He would wait to release his album and then request his release from Shady Records which was not finalized until 2012.[11] However he still remains contracted to them as a songwriter.[1] In promotion of his debut LP Cashis released the Church on the Move mixtape. His debut full length album titled The Art of Dying was released independently on October 30, 2012 with features coming from Rick Ross, Game, K-Young and Royce da 5'9" among others.[12] Eminem also produced one song on the album titled as "You Think That I'm Crazy".[11] Neither the album nor any of the songs on it charted in the United States.

2012-present: The County Hound 2 and Euthanasia[edit]

Main article: The County Hound 2

Just prior to the release of The Art of Dying, Cashis revealed he had begun to work on his second studio album, which he claimed was 65% done in September 2012. He also revealed that it would feature production from Jake One and Eminem, also projecting a May 2013 release.[11] However, the release of the album did not occur when projected. On December 25, 2012, Cashis released another mixtape titled Loose Cannon which was previously going to be the title of his third studio album.[13] On April 30, 2013, Cashis released the first single from his newly titled second studio album The County Hound 2, titled "Layin in the Cut" which was produced by Eminem and Rikanatti.[14] The music video for the song was released on August 8, 2013, which also featured a preview of the music video for "Look At Me".[15][16] The second single from the album titled, "Mind on My Money (Money on My Mind)" was released to iTunes on May 16, 2013. The song features rappers Kuniva from D12, Obie Trice and Dirty Mouth.[17]

On July 1, 2013, Cashis released the third single from The County Hound 2, "Imma Hustla" featuring Crooked I and Sullee J.[18][19][20] In July 2013, Ca$his announced that he was currently also working on his next mixtape The Loose Cannon 2 which will contain mostly freestyles.[1] 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.[21][22] 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.[23]

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.[24] Then on April 1, 2014, Cashis released "I'ma Ride" featuring Problem as the first single from the album.[25] The album's second single titled "Bird Call", was released on May 6, 2014.[26] Then on May 16, 2014, Cashis announced that the album, titled Euthanasia would be released on July 1, 2014.[27] Its third single "100 Proof" featuring Roccett was released on May 28, 2014.[28]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
US
Rap
The Art of Dying
The County Hound 2
  • Released: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Bogish Brand
  • Format: CD, digital download
Euthanasia
  • Released: June 24, 2014
  • Label: Bogish Brand
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[29]
AUS
[30]
BEL
(FL)

[31]
CAN
[32]
FRA
[33]
GER
[34]
NZ
[35]
SWI
[36]
UK
[37]
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up 2 17 44 2 41 15 1 9 3[D]
  • US Sales: 1,051,508+[39]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
US
Rap
The County Hound EP 106 37 14
The Vault[43]
  • Release date: April 26, 2011
  • Label: Bogish Brand
  • Format: Digital download
The Vault 2[44]
  • Release date: December 18, 2012
  • Label: Bogish Brand
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.
Official Mixtapes
  • 2006: Bogish Boy Vol. 1[45]
  • 2007: Bogish Boy Vol. 2[46]
  • 2008: Bogish Boy 300[47]
  • 2008: Bogish Boy Vol. 4: Incase You Forgot[48]
  • 2008: Global Warning 3 [49][50]
  • 2008: Homeland Security (with Young De; hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)
  • 2009: Bogish Boy Vol. 5[51]
  • 2010: The Re-Introduction[52]
  • 2012: Church on the Move[53]
  • 2012: Loose Cannon (Hosted by DJ Far)[54]
  • 2013: Homeland Security 2[1]

Singles[edit]

Song Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Pop
"You Don't Know" (with 50 Cent, Eminem and Lloyd Banks) 2006 12 87 16 Eminem Presents: The Re-Up (with Shady Records)
"Lac Motion" 2007 The County Hound EP
"Take U Home" [55] 2010 The Vault
"My Name Iz"[56] N/A
"Put It on My Life"[57]
"Layin in the Cut" [58] 2013 The County Hound 2
"Mind on My Money (Money on My Mind)" (featuring Kuniva, Obie Trice & Dirty Mouth)[59]
"Imma Hustla" (featuring Crooked I & Sullee J)[60]
"Look at Me" (featuring King Los, K Young & B Todd)
"Hi" [61]
"I'ma Ride" (featuring Problem) 2014 Euthanasia
"Bird Call"
"100 Proof" (featuring Roccett)
"Take the Pain" (featuring Demrick and Sara Shine)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"We on Yo Line" 2007 The Federation It's Whateva
"Famous Anthem" (Remix) Expensive Taste, Mitchy Slick, Hayes, Lil' Spank Booty, Krondon, Chace Infinite Expen$ive Taste
"I Got That Product"[62] 2008 Tony Yayo Drug Users Handbook
"Syllables" 2010 Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Stat Quo Detox
"Just Like Us"[63] Knoc-turn'al, One-2 1-11-11 (The Prequel)
"Just Because"[64] Q-Unique, Realm Reality Between Heaven & Hell
"Goonz (Remix)"[65] 2013 Novoa, Killah Priest, Bully, Tha Advocate, Young Buck Digital Dynasty 25
"Motive" [66] Richard Osborne, Mistah F.A.B. Nothing Personal
"Work" A-Wax, Waka Flocka Flame Jesus Malverde
"Heartbeat" Tommy Sky Erase/Rewrite

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