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Kash Doll
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Kash Doll in 2017
Background information
Birth nameArkeisha Antoinette Knight
Born (1992-03-14) March 14, 1992 (age 27)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsRepublic
Websitewww.kashdoll.com

Arkeisha Antoinette Knight (born March 14, 1992),[1] known professionally as Kash Doll, is an American rapper signed to Republic Records. She is best known for her singles "For Everybody" and "Ice Me Out", the latter of which became the lead single from her debut album Stacked. Kash Doll has collaborated with major artists including Dreezy, Big Sean, Iggy Azalea, Summer Walker and more.

Early life

Kash Doll was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. The oldest of six siblings, she began working at a young age to help her single mother support their family.[2] She wanted to rap since she was a child and began to try to freestyle and write raps from youth.[3][4]

She attended Henry Ford College with a concentration in business management but left school after a year to work at the strip club to support her family financially.[5] While working at strip clubs, she would rap and earn money from customers without having to dance, once making $26,000 in a single night.[6]

Career

In her earlier career, Kash Doll performed in local clubs and at schools and doing charity events in the Detroit area.[5] Kash Doll would later sign a deal with a local record company in Detroit which later fell through. She then began using social media and Instagram to build a following by releasing short videos of herself rapping. She was invited on Instagram by Drake to open a show for him on his Summer Sixteen tour stop in Detroit.[3][6]

Kash Doll remixed Tinashe's single "2 On" in 2015. She then released a video for a single called "Run Me My Money", which went viral in 2015. That same year she dropped her mixtape, Keisha vs Kash Doll.[3] In December 2017, Kash Doll appeared on Big Sean and Metro Boomin's single "So Good".[7] After being released from her previous deal, on July 16, 2018 she dropped an EP called The Vault on streaming platforms. One music video from the EP, "For Everybody," received over 10 million views on YouTube.[8]

She released a mixtape called Brat Mail on her birthday in 2018. It was dedicated to her fans, who she refers to as "bratz."[1] In August 2018, Kash Doll signed a record deal with Republic Records. She then released her first single as a part of that deal, "Ice Me Out."[9] Kash Doll released a single called "Hustla” in April 2019, which highlights her experiences from working at strip clubs. She stated that she is trying to awareness for and advocate on behalf of the women in that industry.[5][10] On June 7, 2019, Kash Doll released a new single titled, "Kitten" that features American rapper, Lil Wayne. Kash Doll features on Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's new single "Fuck It Up"[11] from Azalea's 2019 studio album, In My Defense. Kash Doll is an opening performer for Meek Mill's 2019 The Motivation Tour.[7][12]

Discography

Albums

List of albums with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[13]
Stacked 76

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes with selected details
Title Details
Brat Mail[14]
  • Released: March 14, 2018
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: Digital download

Extended plays

List of extended plays with selected details
Title Details
The Vault[15]
  • Released: July 16, 2018
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: Digital download


Singles

As lead artist

Song Year Album
"His & Hers" 2015 Non-album singles
"Run Me My Money" 2016
"Accurate"
"For Everybody" 2017
"Serious"
(featuring Natasha Mosley)
Brat Mail
"Dancin"
"Check" 2018
"Here I Go" The Vault
"So Crazy"
"Out of Line"
"Ice Me Out" Stacked
"Hustla" 2019 Non-album single
"Kitten"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
Stacked
"Ready Set"
(featuring Big Sean)
"Mobb'n"
"How It's Done"
(featuring Kim Petras, Stefflon Don and Alma)
Charlie's Angels

See also

References

  1. ^ a b II, C. Vernon Coleman. "Kash Doll Delivers 'Brat Mail' Mixtape - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. ^ "Kash Doll". Republic Records. 2019-03-03. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  3. ^ a b c C.M, Emmanuel. "The Break Presents: Kash Doll- XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  4. ^ "Kash Doll". Republic Records. 2019-03-03. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  5. ^ a b c "Kash Doll on Finding Confidence and Bringing Meaning to Her Music". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  6. ^ a b "Everything You Need To Know About Kash Doll". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  7. ^ a b "Kash Doll Tells Us What It Was Like When Rihanna Slid Into Her DMs". NYLON. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  8. ^ wp360mag (2018-08-24). "Kash Doll". 360 MAGAZINE | ART + MUSIC + DESIGN + FASHION + AUTO + TRAVEL + FOOD + HEALTH. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  9. ^ Berry, Peter A. "Kash Doll "Ice Me Out": Listen to Stuntastic New Anthem - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  10. ^ "Kash Doll Tells Us What It Was Like When Rihanna Slid Into Her DMs". NYLON. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  11. ^ "Iggy Azalea Talks "Started" + New Album - THAT'S A BOP!". Zachary Campbell (YouTube 26:10). 10 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Lil Durk & Kash Doll to Join Meek Mill's The Motivation Tour: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  13. ^ @billboardcharts (October 28, 2019). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (1/2)" (Tweet). Retrieved October 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Hamilton, Xavier (21 March 2018). "Kash Doll's 'Brat Mail' EP Arrives Right On Time". Vibe. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Kash Doll Releases 'The Vault' EP; Prelude to Upcoming Album". The Source. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2019.

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