Possessing a captivating eccentricity that bears traces to some of the rap greats of the South, Cashius Green will have to forgive us a slight double take upon our realization that he actually hails from Southern California. Perhaps it shouldn’t be that surprising–the West Coast certainly has its own long lineage of charmingly off-kilter Hip-Hoppers. In any case, Green seems to have the ingredients necessary to carve out his own niche in the rap game.
“Mona Lisa,” a brisk offering from his recently released Sunny Side Up mixtape, displays evidence of two of his main strengths: namely, a nimble flow (listen to him bob and weave between the clean piano loop) and an amusing sense of humor (“Mona Lisa, that bitch ain’t got no eyebrows” goes the running hook). If you like what you hear, Sunny Side Up is available for download in its entirety here.
Cashius Green can also be seen on The Smokers Club “One Hazy Summer” Tour alongside headliner Juicy J and fellow Cinematic Music Group rapper Smoke DZA.