Ray Cash

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Ray Cash
Birth name Wardell Raymond Cheeks
Born 1980
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop,[1] Midwest hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2005–present
Labels Ghet-O-Vision, Sony Urban, Columbia, M. Stacks Music LLC
Associated acts Scarface, Beanie Sigel
Website http://www.raycash.com

Wardell Raymond Cheeks (born 1980) better known by his stage name Ray Cash, is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ray Cash Cheeks grew up in eastern Cleveland. While in high school, he performed freestyle raps with his friends providing beats by banging on lunchroom tables.[2] After Cheeks saw Jay-Z in concert during the Hard Knock Life tour, he decided to become a professional.[2][3]

First album[edit]

As Ray Cash, Cheeks released singles "Sex Appeal (Pimp in My own mind)" and "Smokin' and Leanin'" in 2005; those songs were played on local radio.[1][4][5] For his debut album Cash on Delivery, he went on tour with Mobb Deep from May 3 to May 31.[6] Cash released Cash on Delivery under Sony Urban Music/Columbia on June 27, 2006. This album reached #41 on the Billboard 200. XXL praised the album.[7]

Second album[edit]

After the minor success of "C.O.D." Cash went right to work on his second album "Rosé Ray", which was released under M. Stacks Music on September 30, 2009. It features the street single "Certified" which features fellow Clevelander, Darren Anthony, and Curren$y (formerly of Young Money/Cash Money).[8] The album was entirely produced by M. Stacks. The album also features "Darren Anthony" on a track titled "Let me".[citation needed] Recently, he last released a track called "Bitch I'm Wrong." [3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[9]
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2006 Cash on Delivery
  • Released: June 27, 2006
  • Label: Ghet-O-Vision/Sony Urban/Columbia
41 8 6
2009 Rosé Ray
  • Released: September 30, 2009
  • Label: M. Stacks Music LLC/Rec Reel
129,866 N/A N/A
2011 'Champagne Talk'
  • Released: May 18, 2011
  • Label: CHAMPAGNE MUZIC GROUP/Rec Reel
N/A N/A N/A
2011 'Don King'
  • Released: December 31, 2011
  • Label: CHAMPAGNE MUZIC GROUP/Rec Reel
N/A N/A N/A

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[10] Album
U.S. R&B
2005 "Smokin' & Leanin'" - Cash on Delivery
2005 "Sex Appeal" - Cash on Delivery
2006 "Bumpin' My Music" (feat. Scarface) 56 Cash on Delivery

As a featured performer[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions[10] Album
U.S. R&B
2009 "M.O.B." (Da kennel feat. Ray Cash) [11]" - -

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2006 "Bumpin' My Music" Jonathan Mannion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I know what's going on in the streets". Lastfm.com. December 12, 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "He did not take rapping seriously at first.". Billboard. 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ray's new song". trapsntrunks.com. November 3, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Artist's biographical". 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ Cordor, Cyril (2006). "Ray Cash Biography". allmusic. Retrieved December 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Tour with Mobb Deep". www.rapsearch.com. April 26, 006. Retrieved November 11, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ Frederick, Brendan (2006-03-24). "Ray Cash C.O.D. (Cash on Delivery)". XXL Magazine. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Certified". metallungies.com. August 17, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Cash on Delivery - Ray Cash". Billboard. 2006. Retrieved December 2, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Ray Cash - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Da Kennel featuring Ray Cash". Infinity, Allhiphop.com. March 10, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 

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