“I also try to promote my music through DJs and producers in clubs around my area. You can always catch me grinding and promoting my music nonstop.”

Check out the interview with Ca$hway exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
I always had the ability to rap as I was growing up. I never took my talent serious. One day I was freestyling with some of my homies in the studio and they felt like it was something I could really do for the rest of my life. So I decided to get serious about my music career and to take my talent to another level.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Mainly through social media. I’m pretty much on every popular social networking site. I also try to promote my music through DJs and producers in clubs around my area. You can always catch me grinding and promoting my music nonstop. I’m very versatile as an artist so I’m able to appeal to different audiences.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The biggest challenge is getting buzz. Back in the day you were able to go to the radio station and if they liked it they would play your music. Nowadays you have to have a lot of buzz on social media in order to get recognized as an artist. You can overcome challenges is by staying focused and grinding despite all the negativity you might receive.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I feel like a lot of Chicago artists that made it opened doors for other upcoming artists coming out of Chicago. I feel like they all are in the same genre, pretty much. I feel like my versatility’s what makes me stand out from all the other Chicago artists.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of music’s headed on a good path because I feel like there’s so much creativity nowadays. So many different styles. I feel like artists can be more a part of the music industry by showing originality as well as rapping about different things they have been through.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I feel like no matter what don’t let nobody tell you what you can or can’t do. If you really want to succeed you have to put everything you have into it. There’s been times I only had $50 and I went to the studio with my last. That’s when you know you’re in it to make your dreams a reality.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Fans, family, friends, and everybody that believes in me. Like people that tell me keep grinding, stay focused, stay humble, and pray.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I honestly can make a song with any instrumental or about anything. I search hundreds of instrumentals. I go off which ones I like the best. Once I get my instrumental that I feel fits my style best it’s easy for me to make great music.

What do you think makes a great song?
It either has to be something you want to accomplish in life or something you have been through in life. Also, by making different music that different people can relate to.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/cashway
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0KlYQMd8oM1yxJAVdtqvQ
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cash.y.jones/?fref=ts
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cashway_
Snapchat: cashjones87