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Rapper Cashh Was Deported From The UK Seven Years Ago. Now He’s Back With “Return Of The Man.”

Rapper Cashh Was Deported From The UKCashh, the 27-year-old rapper from South London, seems to have lived so much more life than the number of years his age would suggest. Although raised in the UK, he was actually born in the Park Lane area of Kingston, Jamaica, and his musical journey arguably started there — right in the home of reggae and dancehall music.

Speaking to BuzzFeed News via Zoom, Cashh said he grew up around parties. Some of his earliest musical memories are of laying in bed at night and hearing the music playing from a distance, but being too young to attend. It wasn’t long, though, until he was going out to those dances himself: By his own estimation, the first time he attended a party was somewhere between the ages of 3 and 4 years old.

That is, in part, why it seems like he’s lived so much: He’s had confidence and been navigating the world from a young age, surrounding himself with people older than him. These experiences are even documented by one of those elders that used to take him out to the dances on the intro to his 2020 track “Trench Baby.”

As with a lot of people, Cashh said his favourite older brother inspired him to go into music — he told BuzzFeed News he was “that kid that was always with him in the studio or in the house.” Eventually, his brother offered him the chance to lay a verse on a song.

His brother isn’t his only musical inspiration. What inspired him was the ability to entertain and educate at the same time. With that he strives to drop gems — even if only a few. “Being able to put stories together — especially from real-life experiences — is one of my favourite things in regards to making music,” he said.

But his life hasn’t been all fun and games, and he had to face one of the most difficult experiences anyone could face at possibly the worst time it could have happened. Having lived most of his young life in the UK — and building a buzz around his music under the name Cashtastic — the Home Office deported him to Jamaica in 2014.

Speaking about the deportation, Cashh acknowledged it gave him life experience. “It humbled me,” he told BuzzFeed News. “It made me a lot more vigilant and militant. It made me a lot more vulnerable.”

“It was a crazy experience, but it’s one that I know — in order to move forward in my life — I needed.”

He returned to the UK five years later and changed his stage name from Cashtastic to, simply, Cashh.

“The change from Cashtastic to Cashh was really a change back,” he said. “I started the game as Cashh. My real name is Cashief, so when you take the ‘ief’ off that’s where Cashh comes from.”

There was another element to the change, though — one of growth, and feeling that he was no longer aligned with the Cashtastic name.

Cashh said he felt a lot more in tune with himself after the experience of returning to Jamaica and having time to better understand himself, and with that, when he returned to the UK, he wanted to remain as true to himself as possible.

Cashh’s latest project — the aptly titled mixtape The Return of the Immigrant, coming out August — has been in the works for five years. Due to his nature as a self-confessed perfectionist, Cashh has been recording and tweaking the music for this project since he was in Jamaica.

When probed about the version of the project made in Jamaica — and how it changed — our discussion veered towards Afro-swing, and how it shares its core with Dancehall, and then from that to the introduction of Drill as a dominant sound in the UK.

This new sound made Cashh feel he had to find a balance between the more melodic music he’d made in Jamaica, and this grittier, more raw sound he knew his music would sit alongside.

Now with new music on the horizon, we spoke about his recording process. It’s pretty unorthodox: Cashh prefers to be in the studio with the producer as the beat is being made. But even when that’s not possible, he likes to be in the studio the first time he hears a beat. He also doesn’t write — at least, not in the typical sense of sitting down and putting pen to paper. Instead, he does it all in his head based on his gut reaction to whatever he hears.

“It could be melodies that come, it could be flow patterns, it could be a couple of things that come to me,” Cashh said. “But I need to get that down the first time I hear the music.”

He then fills in the gaps from there with the lyrics — and he likes to do all of this in darkness. It’s for focus. When he’s recording, he doesn’t want to be distracted by anything.

Aside from music, Cashh has a lot coming up. There’s a documentary in the works, he’s launching a clothing line called “The Proud Immigrant,” and so much more. But despite being booked and busy, he still has his focus on the music — and that’s what he wants other people to focus on, too.

“Anyone who’s ever been a core fan of mine and is aware of what I went through… You don’t really get a second chance,” Cashh said. “But I feel like I’ve got a second chance.”

With that comes a graciousness and desire to deliver to all those people that still support him — and, in that respect, the music speaks for itself.

Cashh’s single “Return of the Man” is out now.

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Los Angeles Police confirm 'active investigation' into rapper T.I.

The news comes two months after a New York-based attorney asked the Georgia attorney general to file criminal charges against the rapper.

ATLANTA — Los Angeles Police have confirmed they are investigating a sexual assault case involving Atlanta rapper and actor T.I.
NBC Los Angeles reports that T.I., known off-stage as Clifford Harris is named in the investigation. 
The news comes two months after a New York-based attorney asked the Georgia attorney general to file criminal charges against the rapper, though it’s unclear if this investigation is directly tied to those cases. 
Attorney Tyrone Blackburn claimed more than 30 women from various states contacted him and accused the rapper and his wife of abuse stretching back 15 years.
The New York Times also spoke to one alleged victim, who said she believed she had been drugged while socializing with the pair at a Los Angeles nightclub.
However, a spokesperson for Harris said that they have received no word from the police on this investigation.
“The Harrises have not spoken to or been contacted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Las Vegas Police Department (LVPD) or, indeed, any member of law enforcement from any other jurisdiction in the country,” attorney Steve Sadow said on behalf of Harris and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
Sadow also had words for those who first made the claims against the Harrises. According to NBC Los Angeles, the investigation doesn’t currently involve T.I.’s wife Tiny.
“It appears the LAPD ‘accuser’ has chosen once again to remain anonymous, thereby preventing us from being in a position to disprove or refute her allegations – or even examine them,” he said. “Meanwhile, although we now appear for the first time to have the name of an “accuser” who supposedly filed a police report with LVPD, we have absolutely zero details about her or her claim.”
An attorney representing the accusers, Tyrone A. Blackburn, released this statement on the investigation: 
“We are pleased with the latest development from the LAPD. They showed great concern and are moving forward with an investigation into the allegations of abuse, rape, and drugging by Clifford “T.I.” Harris & Tameka ‘Tiny” Harris. In response to their counsel counsel’s request that these women come out publicly, the protection and safety of these women are my biggest priority. Ending violence against women, especially women, who have suffered in silence for years is my biggest priority. Their identities are known to law enforcement, and that’s what matters. We await further updates from the LAPD.”
11Alive is working to gather more details about the allegations against the rapper. Check back for updates.

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‘I don’t owe Snoop $2MN’: UFC’s White denies ‘illegal’ wager with rapper after telling Mike Tyson that Askren would beat Jake Paul

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Dana White has denied rumors that he owes Snoop Dogg $ 2 million after Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren and insisted that he has never illegally betted in his life – despite the rapper publicly asking him to pay up after the fight.

As soon as Saturday’s much-maligned spectacle was over, popular commentating newcomer Snoop, who was working on the fight for broadcaster Triller, took to the microphone to shout: “Dana White, where my money at?”

White had emphatically talked up ex-UFC fighter Askren’s chances of beating rookie boxer Paul in his new discipline before the scrap, telling Mike Tyson that he would bet a million dollars on the MMA veteran beating the YouTube loudmouth.

That led Snoop to double the stakes by claiming he would bet White $ 2 million that Paul would win – but White, who was deeply unimpressed by the event, has emphasized that he did not partake.

“I can tell you this: I don’t owe Snoop $ 2 million,” White said to Yahoo, telling Paul to “fight a f***ing boxer” while adding that the farcical one-round bout had only happened because boxing “is in such a bad place”.

“I never bet. Let me make it clear right here to everybody: I have never made an illegal bet, ever. I did not make an illegal bet on Saturday night. I did not bet $ 2 million with Snoop or anybody.

“[Trainer] Javier Mendez called me right after I did the Mike Tyson podcast and said that these guys at Triller want to take that bet: ‘They want to bet you $ 2 million.’

“I said, ‘It’s f***ing illegal. First of all, I’m not going to make an illegal bet, number one, and number two, why would I bet them $ 1 million or $ 2 million, when I could do it legally in Las Vegas and get two-to-one?”
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Black Rob death: Bad Boy Records rapper dies aged 51

The rapper is said to have died on Saturday while hospitalised in Atlanta. On April 10, radio personality DJ Self shared a video confirming that the star, who was born Robert Ross, was in hospital.
On Saturday, tributes for the musician began to pour in on social media, with fans and fellow artists remembering his life’s work.

Hip hop artist Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name Biz Markie, paid tribute to the late rapper in a tweet featuring old photographs of him.

He wrote: “RIP Black Rob, one of the great millennium-era crime rap novelists, gruff but with Harlem slickness, who endured fire & brimstone to briefly reach the apex, before gravity and the law took hold.

“Of course, ‘Whoa,’ which owned the world for a full year, the platonic tunnel banger.”

Another person added: “RIP to one of Bad Boy’s finest, storyteller supreme, Black Rob.”

A third commenter said: “Black Rob deserved better from this world. I pray his suffering has come to an end.

“I am glad he was able to speak and be seen prior to his passing.

“His visibility and his condition should be a reminder to appreciate health and not leave the sick and ageing behind.

“Godspeed, sir.”

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Reactions pour in following announcement of rapper DMX's death

NEW YORK — The death of popular rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, shocked the world Friday as many took to social media to express their grief and support.Simmons died at the age of 50 a week after being hospitalized following a heart attack, the family says. Over the years, DMX has battled with substance abuse.
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His label Def Jam Recordings released a statement on the artist’s passing.”Def Jam Recordings and the extended Def Jam family of artists, executives and employees are deeply and profoundly saddened by the loss of our brother Earl “DMX” Simmons,” the statement read. “DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions around the world. His message of triumph over struggle, his search for the light out of darkness, his pursuit of truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever.”

DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind posted his condolences on Instagram.

Simmons also received an outpouring of support on social media from fellow celebrities.

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DMX and Aaliyah tweets also surfaced as they were close after their roles in the film “Romeo Must Die.” DMX and Aaliyah teamed up for the film’s soundtrack song “Come Back in One Piece.”

In 2001, Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas.

DMX made a splash in rap music in 1998 with his first studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The multiplatinum selling album was anchored by several hits including “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Get At Me Dog” and “Stop Being Greedy.”The rapper had four other chart-topping albums including “…And Then There Was X,” “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood,” “The Great Depression” and “Grand Champ.” He has released seven albums and earned three Grammy nominations.

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His last album, “Undisputed,” was released in 2012.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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DMX dead: US rapper Earl Simmons dies at 50 after suffering heart attack and days of coma

US rapper DMX has died at the age of 50. The star – real name Earl Simmons – died after going into cardiac arrest earlier this month and being admitted to White Plains Hospital, north of New York City.
A statement from his family read: “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. 

“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. 

“Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. 

“Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. 

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He added: “Earl is a sweet guy. Earl was a person who could tell such a story. He was a person with such depth. It’s a heartbreaker.”

DMX’s former manager Nakia Walker had told fans he was in a “vegetative state” with “lung and brain failure”, with reports suggesting he had been on life support.

DMX’s rep said after his hospital dash: “Last night Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home. At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition. 

“Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer.

“The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. 

“It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need.”

Prayer vigil held outside NY hospital for rapper DMX

Rapper DMX was admitted to the hospital on Friday following a heart attack.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Supporters and family of the rapper DMX chanted his name and offered up prayers Monday outside the New York hospital where he remained on life support.

The 50-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Friday, following a heart attack.
The crowd outside White Plains Hospital called “DMX! DMX!” and when urged to by the main speaker, crossed their arms in the shape of an X. A woman’s sobs reverberated as those in the audience heard a recording of the rapper, whose birth name is Earl Simmons.
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Simmons’ longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, said Sunday that the rapper was admitted to the intensive care unit but he was not sure what caused the heart attack.
DMX made his rap debut in 1998, and has released seven albums in a career that has included three Grammy nominations. He also acted in several movies.
But substance abuse has been a struggle for him over the years, including in 2019 when he canceled shows to go to a rehabilitation facility.
Nevertheless, he retained his standing among fans. An online face-off last year with fellow rapper Snoop Dogg as part of the Verzuz series brought more than 500,000 viewers.

Rapper DMX still on life support following heart attack, publicist now says

WHITE PLAINS, New York — Rapper DMX remained on life support at a New York Hospital on Saturday night, his publicist now says.DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, said the hip hop artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, had a heart attack.

“I received a call this morning that Earl Simmons was in the hospital, at the White Plains Hospital, and that he had had a heart attack, and I’m not sure how it was induced and that he’s on life support,” Richman said.
Richman did not say if the rapper suffered an overdose, as has been reported by a number of outlets.

“I’ve spoken to the family and the family and I are quite close with each other. I am concerned about his well-being and mindful of his significance. I have known Earl for over 25 years and I believe that his music is quite poignant, very important. He’s truly a poet of our time,” Richman said.

Richman said Simmons had been in the midst of making a movie.

Well wishes came pouring in on social media Saturday from many celebrities.Hip hop producer Eric B and fellow rapper Missy Elliott asked their followers to pray for DMX.

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Rapper DMX rushed to hospital after 'drug overdose' leaves him in 'critical condition'

“Talking about your problems is viewed as a sign of weakness when actually it’s one of the bravest things you can do. 

“One of the bravest things you can do is put it on the table, chop it up, and just let it out,” he told  People’s Party with Talib Kweli.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, disclosed that the person who introduced him to hip-hop is the same person who handed him a  cigarette laced with crack cocaine.

This unnamed person, whom he considered a mentor, declined to tell him that he was smoking a highly addictive substance.

‘No one wants to see it’: Boxing veteran De la Hoya earns mockery after dropping mic to tell rapper Snoop Dogg of comeback (VIDEO)

Former multi-weight boxing champion De La Hoya has announced his return to the ring on Triller alongside hip-hop star Snoop Dogg – then promptly dropped the mic and made a dramatic exit from the stage before being mocked by fans.

Legendary brawler De La Hoya has finally followed up on his threat to return to boxing by announcing the date of his comeback.

During a Triller Fight Club press conference hosted by rapper-turned-commentator Snoop on Friday, the 48-year-old made his intentions official, and will now follow the likes of Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr and Evander Holyfield in returning to the squared circle. 

“July 3, I’m making my comeback,” said the Mexican-American emphatically, just seconds before a dramatic mic drop.

Still without an opponent as of yet, De La Hoya commented this week to DAZN’s Chris Mannix that “we all know that a [Floyd] Mayweather fight would be massive”

In 2007, De La Hoya and Mayweather broke pay-per-view records with a tight clash that ‘Money’ edged via split decision after some felt Golden Boy Promotions supremo De La Hoya had done enough to win. 

As Mayweather is trying to reschedule a canceled exhibition bout with internet sensation Logan Paul that was originally penciled in for February 20, however, De La Hoya might need to look at initially taking on another aging former foe such as Shane Mosley or Felix Trinidad.

Retiring after a ninth-round TKO loss to Manny Pacquiao, the former six-division king revealed to Mannix that Tyson “inspired the hell out of me” to come back and that he had “been training for quite a while now”.

“I actually sparred the other day and I didn’t know I was that good,” De La Hoya added.

Not everyone is impressed, however.

“No one wants to see it,” commented one weary cynic on Twitter, while another was more elaborate.

“Did somebody ask for this?” they asked. “He can do whatever and he’s a great fighter, but was someone in the entire world hoping this would happen?”
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