By Cynthia Gross
With his recent release “Trust Issues,” Las Vegas-born and DMV-based artist and entrepreneur Ka$hdami delivers yet another example of why growing national and international audiences hail him one of the most exciting new rappers to rise out of D.C.
Behind every artist, there is a story. Ka$hdami was led to pursue a career in music after his father tragically passed away. The 16-year-old talent stands as an inspiration to individuals everywhere to take a heartbreaking situation and turn it into something positive, which for Ka$hdami is a burgeoning movement that demands attention and respect. He represents the epitome of what it means to pursue a dream with relentless passion and unflappable conviction.
“Trust Issues,” featuring Riovaz and D’mari Harris, is perhaps the most standout track on Ka$hdami’s new mixtape, “Epiphany.” The song’s upbeat, melancholy vibe guided by an electric piano loop, and coupled with hard-hitting lyrics, provides a fitting framework in which to explore the theme of trust or lack thereof.
Clocking in at under 2 minutes, 30 seconds, “Trust Issues” makes every second count. Not for the faint of heart, explicit and controversial lyrics are an unapologetic staple of Ka$hdami’s music. “I got trust issues, ayy, I can’t fuck with you, I would be in love with you,” Ka$hdami sings in the chorus. “People running their mouth, but can’t even run a mile in my shoes,” Harris adds in the bridge.
Earlier this year, Ka$hdami was dubbed one of the “Best New Artists” by Pigeons & Planes. The “Epiphany” album includes the viral single “Look N The Mirror,” which crashed the Top 20 of the Spotify Viral Chart and Top 25 on the Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 Chart. Ka$hdami has amassed over 35 million global streams and counting. Fans of Diego Money, D Savage, and Trippie Redd will feel at home with Ka$hdami’s dynamic energy and gangsta rap flow.
In a society in which it can be difficult to find truth and authenticity, Ka$hdami’s “Trust Issues” reminds listeners to never lose touch of the agency they carry within. His life experiences have taught him to keep his friends close and enemies who “be schemin’ behind you” even closer.
Ka$hdami is an undeniable young influencer leading a new generation of rap committed to justice and truth-telling. His music and inspiring success story continue to win over loyal new fans, encouraging them to follow their dream and refuse to relent until it manifests.
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Cynthia Gross is a freelance writer and award-winning spiritual pop artist based in Maryland. With more than a decade of experience as an executive ghostwriter, she understands the power of each individual’s voice to create positive, meaningful change.
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