Cashh, out of all rappers, probably has the most unique music career. The South London rapper utilises his experience to shape his debut album “Return of the Immigrant”! After returning to the UK, Cashh has had a chip on his shoulder in proving he’s one of the best in the UK rap scene. He managed to stay consistent in dropping high-quality music, reflected in “Return of the Immigrant”.
“Return of the Immigrant’s” core theme is about Cashh’s experience through deportation to Jamaica. The South London rapper utilises different musical styles to express his emotions and thoughts regarding his story. Songs as “Mazzaleen” sets a soulful, poignant ambience. He raps about having to survive the ruthless Jamaican street life. “Washh” has a similar stance, but Cashh raps on the emotional toll he receives becomes a driving force for the rapper to avenge his friend’s death. He emphasises that war on the island cannot be solved as there is heartbreak over back and forth murders.
Moreover, this is where Cashh deserves recognition for his versatility. The South London rapper brings forth the hard-hitting drill vibrancy to represent his aggressive nature. The production correlates smoothly with Cashh’s flow, which ignites a jumpy vibe. It’s incredible how Cashh switches from a ruthless character that is sympathetic to a maniacal man that shall be feared because he lacks remorse for his enemies. The difference between the two persona’s is Cashh has pain in his heart from what he lost from the streets, which leads him to “Get Back”. Whereas the drill tunes reflect his heartless nature as violence is the only answer to survive the lifestyle. “10 On It” (remix) ft Ambush and “Pounds & Dollars” ft. M1llionz highlights this perfectly.
Nonetheless, Cashh doesn’t restrict his immigration experience to negativity. He celebrates his return to the island with Jamaican influenced songs reflected in “Return of the Man”. “Return of the Man” utilises an upbeat instrumental, which correlates with his lyrics. The South London rapper doesn’t only dwell on returning to the island but expresses his happiness in his return and success as a rapper. “Wag1” ft WSTRN also is influenced by Caribbean culture. These songs bring more light to his album because of their energy and how Cashh shows proudness to the Caribbean culture he lived through in the island and UK.
Overall, Cashh developed a spectacular project to exhibit his musical versatility and skills. Make sure to check out the Cashh “Return of the Immigrant” below!