"Who's Hot?" Interview
By: Omar Cook
This week's "Who's Hot?" Artist of the week is rising singer, CASHMA! Destiny Cashma has had some instant success dropping two EP’s in just less than a year called “Incognito” which was her first project that debuted top 10 on the charts and her sophomore project “I Had To” which debuted Top 8. CASHMA is a dope vocalist from Georgia who calls herself “the happy loner”. Some of her hottest tracks include “Lonesome Sh*t” to fan favorites “I Don’t Wanna” and “Company”! CASHMA believes her work is bigger than just music and that she stands for the “weirdos”, the loners and the ones without a voice. She is currently working closely with producer Mike Kalombo and Kalombo Records CASHMA says she just enjoys the journey of it all and being a natural creator. If you don’t already have this artist in your playlist, this is one you need to have. CASHMA is a talented new artist that is unique in her style and delivery and has a tracklist that is full of good vibes.
We talked with CASHMA in an exclusive interview, check it out below!
Question: How long have you been making music and how did you get started?
CASHMA: I’ve been making music for as long as I’ve been around. Maybe not for the world to hear but the four walls of my bedrooms have heard thousands of songs over the years.
Question: Musically, who has been your biggest influence in helping you along your journey and who are your favorite musicians?
CASHMA: This is easy. Mike Kalombo. I get the honor to create beside this guy constantly and it’s my biggest inspiration. You know, good vibes .
Question: What artists would you like to collaborate with and why?
CASHMA: As of now I like to keep it in the family. Taylor Jasmine, Shamba , Cam Sweene. All dope artists I get to call my label mates. We just do what we want and have fun with it.
Question: What do you feel is your best song/project ever released and why?
CASHMA: I don’t think there will ever be a best. Each song is a mood. Each project is a moment. None more important than the other .
Question: What projects can we look forward to in the near future?
CASHMA: So many new things. I’m constantly creating worlds in my head. I’m just blessed to share it .
Question: How do you generate new ideas for your music?
CASHMA: Living and paying attention to the simple things. It comes naturally after that.
Question: What motivates you and how do you define success?
CASHMA: Me. Success is life. A good one. One that is mine. The minute I trade me in for anything is the minute I’m not successful.
Question: How do you describe your music to people?
CASHMA: A world inside my head.
Question: Do you believe there is a formula to being a successful artist?
CASHMA: You are the formula.
Question: In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?
CASHMA:I leave that up to the people to decide. I just create my art.
Question: Which emotion more than any other, currently dominates your music? Joy, sadness, anger or passion etc. , and why?
CASHMA: Aloneness , a celebration of it. I grew up thinking I was weird for always being a loner. Now it’s a brand. Something I indulge in.
Question: What aspect of the music making process excites you most, and what aspect discourages you the most?
CASHMA: I have a love for creation so the moment a song is nonexistent and then is brought to life excites me. The performance part discourages me sometimes. But Im working on it .
Question: Where do you see yourself and your music in 10 years?
CASHMA: I don’t like those questions. I rather talk about now. This moment is so important.
Question: What advice would you give to other up and coming artists or people looking to break into the music industry?
CASHMA: Create art you’re proud of. Create your own world . It’s only fun if you’re enjoying the moment. The build is way better than any “top spot”.