Moving like a severe Dallas thunderstorm are indie artists Ca$hiff and J.DOT of Local rap group MOMM. Their lyrical prowess is focused on redefining hip-hop through delivery of refreshing yet socially lyrical content. Together they are creating more than a “buzz” up & down the mid-west and southern regions.
Known for their dynamic collaboration and energetic performances under their music umbrella called Music On My Mind (MOMM). The two have partnered to create under movement and supportive fan base of people who truly support their authenticity and embrace their music. These Dallas Texas artists were born and breed in D-Town and both inspired by Tupac and J.Coles, drive, passion and lyrical genius. Together, they strive to model their business approach as an indie artist from shared wisdom of artist like Gucci, Kevin Gates, Future and Yo Gotti because of their amazing grind and business acumen.
American Rap/Hip-Hop artists, Ca$hiff and J.DOT bring a unique sound and thought provoking lyrics. Passionate and focused, they passion for music in collaborative projects, with other artist who share the vision but as a group they are both focused on brand building and perfecting their careers and artistry. A dope group with undeniable collaborative energy that exist between them – they seamlessly create magic! They are blood brothers with a shared bond of DNA, determination, creativity and music –constantly finding ways of balancing personal GROWTH, passions and entrepreneurial spirits.
As artists, the lyrical style for MOMM is a movement which is described as a lifestyle. Their music/lyrical style delivers versatile southern content, sound with a message. Within their music, you can hear elements of passion, grit and determination. Both very well spoken, sharp, humble and known for possessing solid work ethic. Lyrical messages and word play captivates conscious fans. From singles, crisp visuals, quality merchandise – They are continuously pushing their music in the movement, trenches and at shows. The goal is for the collective brand to span nationwide as fans gravitate towards “real artist”.
As far as the future, these brothers are laser focused on writing, performing, branding and fan base building. Their most recent work is geared towards creating strong visuals and creating a music catalogue to silence the naysayers as they hope to raise the consciousness and change the odds for independent artist in the industry. Driven by the intense support they have seen from people who follow their artistry, their collective vision is to WIN on their own terms. As Artists, J.DOT and Ca$hiff have solid character, ambition, intellect, humility, passion and life experiences in their tool box. Their performances are filled with energy and excitement.
This duo is planning for a series of career building performances at the A3C festival in Atlanta and others across the United States. They are gearing to continue to build on their growing fan base and expanding the MOMM through Music, Merchandise and Mobility of their brand.
Humbled by their overall journey they have strong aspirations to continue to elevate, motivate and create quality music to captivate fans and inspire others while building a legacy. Enthusiastic about the future the two plan to continue to hone their skills and uncover opportunities to collaborate and build. Watch for them – They are stars on the rise to the top. In the meantime check out Music On My Mind single “way up” from latest mixtape “In the mean Time II, available on audiomack and datpiff.com. Look out for their highly anticipated album #LateArrival. We had a chance to chop it up with J. Dot of “MOMM” and it went a little something like this.
1. For starts how did you come up with your stage names?
We were a misguided group of young men at once who called themselves money on my mind. All we did was work , chase women and fight. Eventually we grew out of the small town mentality and decided to make music. So we dropped the money for a universal purpose, and called ourselves “music on my mind”. We all love music, but not everyone has money. Which ultimately reflected our GROWTH.
2. For those that don’t know where are you guys repping?
Dallas /Houston /Temple / Kcmo, why? Each of these places are special to us. They each molded us at one point in time . Made me the artist I currently am.
3. You have a unique voice, something different and we dig it. Maybe it’s the region you’re from mixed into your bars that make things a little more catchy, but it works. When did you develop your flow and style that really showcases what J Dot is about?
The sound and style began to develop in making of “In The Mean Time II” mixtape. Our confidence began to grow and music was just coming naturally. It was no longer at that point about making music that I felt people wanted to hear or the trend I felt I had to follow. I was understanding that I can put out good music constructed the way I wanted too. Good music is good music rather if you’re dancing or just cruising.
4. Your group mixtape“In The Mean Time 2” was on repeat 2 straight times for us! The song “Confessions” really stood out to us. What made u want to release such a deep personal song basically telling people about your inner demons?
Confessions was surprisingly easy for me. I thrive off personal topics that are anything with substance and depth . My life is interesting . My child is my most prized possession, her existence is my motivation. So I felt the need to open up about such a relevant issue.
5. Who are your favorite artists of all time that inspired you to be an emcee?
Maya Angelou , Michael jackson , Huey p. Newton , 2pac , Malcom x, MLK , Muhammad Ali , J.cole. All artist in their own right. These people are my inspiration past and present.
6. Your last group mixtape dropped at the end of 2015. Is there a plan for another group mixtape for this year and how about any solo mixtapes or albums?
7. What else is in the works?
Any shows, videos, radio appearances, etc?
Tons of videos are being shot at the moment from our “In The Mean Time 2” mixtape and our future highly anticipated album #LateArrival .
8. We heard a group evolution from, “In The Mean Time” into the “In The Mean Time 2″ mixtape. Can you tell us how your new project will show growth and how it differs from the first two?
The first one was like training camp. The second was pre season . The next mixtape will be like the regular season. And God Willing the album would be the NBA finals . Great analogy? I think so.
9. What is a typical day for J Dot & Ca$hif like?
We both love to Hoop and write music!
10. With 2016 half way over what is your on your bucket list for the rest of the year?
Shows, shows and shows. Also to get a feature from a big artist.
11. For any prospective label heads that may be reading this interview, what are you looking for an indy deal, major?
Distribution. A partnership more or less. Music on my mind is set in stone as far as who we are and what we represent. Only thing a label could offer us besides money is the machine it is. The ability to introduce us to cities, states and country’s we can’t physically reach, locally or underground.
12. It was cool chopping it up with you bro, in closing let our readers know where to check you out and whatever else you want to let them know. Also thanks for keeping real hiphop alive with the lyrics!