Official Cash Introduces Himself to the Public Providing "Real Street Motivation"

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

Before we get into this interview, allow me to introduce my newest member in the AM family, Lucy’elle Milano, a fellow writer from the heart of Georgia. In the short amount of time of knowing her, she has presented transcending ideas and advancements for the growth and enhancement of ARTLMUSIC, and I couldn’t be happier to allow her to be a huge part of this journey.

She conducted an interview with a fellow underground artist on the rise of Official Cash. You know the writer, let’s get to know the artist…

L: “If you could describe yourself in a short report what would you say about the Official Cash?”

OC: “I would say I came a long way as a person and when I make it in the rap game I would make a huge impact because I am my own person due to my abstract lifestyle. I don't know anybody around me that had it like me.”

L: “Using 3 words, describe your music/your music style.”

OC: “Real street motivation, and that's period. And I say that because at the time of my life I'm in right now, this is the type of music that's in my life, and this how I'm living. (I'm a hustla).”

L: “What made you decide to do music? What is it about music that draws you in? Who do you do it for and how does it make you feel?”

OC: “I needed a purpose in life. My mama always told me, ‘You have to have a purpose in life. A person without purpose ain't gon’ be here for too long.’

Being able to put my energy into it and tell my story. To create a legacy. I feel like my story is a cheat code to life for others.

I do it for me, and I do it for my family. How it makes me feel? It doesn't really make me feel any type of way, but it makes life feel different. Like I stated before, I put my energy into this.. when you put your energy into something it makes your life somewhat different. I have a purpose.”

L: “What are your top goals, so far as perfecting your craft? Music-wise, with your sound?”

OC: ‘I want to get more of my city behind me. I want to perfect my craft and achieve my own entertainment level.”

L: “Who introduced you to music? Or did you just, find your way to it on your own?"

OC: “I did this on my own, most definitely. The city I come from isn't really big on music, the people. Ain’t nobody out here big poppin' on it, especially where I come from.”

L: “Where do you see yourself in about five years? Considering that you continue to pursue your music career?”

OC: “I'm probably gon' be on BET… MTV, straight up. Real talk. I told myself by 23 or 24, I should be poppin'.”

L: “Are there any musical influences in your life? Or anyone in general that just stuck out to you and you look up to?”

OC: “No. Well, Kevin Gates, but I don't really look up to anybody; I am my only influence. I put everything on myself, I look up to myself, I work for myself, I do this for myself. My ideas come from me, everything I want to do comes from me. There is nobody that does what they do in a way that makes me wanna be like them, or do anything like them.”

L: “Top 3 artists?”

OC: “Ray Charles, Tupac, and Kevin Gates.”

L: “What does music mean to you? Do you express yourself, is it an outlet for you, or just something to do?”

OC: “It's an outlet. I'll start writing music, and I won't think about anything for hours. Soon as I put that pen or pencil down though, the world gets to me. In my mixtape, "Life of a Hustler", you'll hear about and understand that. It's not a documentary... you can't just push play, it's about my life, and about what I do and go through.”

L: “If there were an interview about you, (conducted and answered by someone else) what would you want to be said about you? How would you want others to see you?”

OC: “I just want the person to tell how they feel, tell them what I believe in, and what I stand for. I don't want them to talk about how much money I have or my cars, or nothing I am doing, I want them to see a young man hustling for what he wants.”

L: “Are you open to criticism? Do you believe that it provides good corrections?”

OC: “Yes, yes, yes. Criticism is necessary. I am my biggest critic. How can I move forward without correcting my present mistakes? I take criticism on how it is. I'm open to it, I'll listen.”

L: “If you had to critique yourself, what would you say? What advice would you give yourself?”

OC: “I'd tell myself to stay firm and stay consistent.”

L: “Say you were given $1.3 million to conduct your own music video and have it done any way you'd like. What style would you choose? How would you do it describe your video.”

OC: “I'm about to hit the man I got to do my video for "No Mercy" for 5 g's, and I'm rich. (Laughs) Simple. We gon' shoot a five-thousand-dollar video, and flip the rest. Shoot 100 videos instead of just one, tuh. Where are we going? What girl cost that much? I'm gone shoot videos for life.”

L: “Where can we find your music? Where do you put your sound for others to buy?”

OC: “Soundcloud for music and Youtube for one of my videos.”

L: “If you weren't in music, what do you think you would be in?”

OC: “(Laughs) Man, hustling. In any and every way I can. Lord be with me, straight up. I refuse to be a slave to society. I gotta stay self-made.”

L: “What do you think separates you from other rappers? What makes you different?”

OC: “I hate to say it because it's said a lot and it's washed down and been messed with a lot, but I'm real. From the come up, to high school, middle school, to what I'm doing, my music, how I live, to white and Asian people listening to me, I'm real. If there were more rappers like me there'd be fewer rappers.”


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