Kash Doll Biography
“I hope readers take away from this (book) that rap is poetry. It’s thought-provoking; there’s thought behind it.”-Jay-Z. This ideology gave rapper, Kash Doll the confidence to plow herself a lane in the crowded streets of hip-hop. Detroit breed hip-hop artist Kash Doll grew up on Detroit’s west side in a home with her mother, step father and 6 siblings. By age one, she experienced loss with the death of her biological father that would help teach the lesson of the strength necessary to survive in the entertainment industry. Having a hustlers spirit early on, Kash was no stranger to hard-work, and worked a series of odd jobs from being a janitor at Ford Field, Better Made Chip factory worker, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Best Buy, and even baby sitting. After graduating from Detroit City High, she decided she needed to make more money and fast, which landed her on the exotic dancing scene. In one year’s time, her popularity earned her $26,000 in one night positioning her to explore other entrepreneurial avenues that would propel her into launching her rap career. 2014 proved to be the start of a promising career, remixing Tinashe’s “2 On”, resulting in a spot on Detroit’s Radio Station Hot 107.5’s countdown. The last quarter of 2014 showed her fan’s more of what to expect from Kash Doll with the release of “From the Back”, “Old Freak” and “ The Baddest.” In early 2015, “Run Me My Money” brightened her star power garnering collaborations with Compton’s AV, Young Gator, Icewear Vezzo, Lil Stl, Ca$h Out, Philthy Rich and Troy Ave. By winter 2015, Kash Doll released her first mixtape Keisha Vs. Kash Doll featuring collaborations with Zaytoven, Trina, Lyrica Anderson and B.O.B. The mixtape exceeded expectations with over 600K downloads in the first two days of release. Currently entangled in legal issues with her label BMB, the mixtape was taken down off of major mixtape sites as well as many of her music videos. Even with the obstacles and road blocks with her record label. Kash Doll’s consistent hard work earned her the call of a lifetime, when Drake personally asked her to perform on his Detroit, Summer Sixteen tour date with Future in August 2016. Most recently she released a new emoji application”KDmoji” to celebrate the Kash Doll and Black American Doll girl lifestyle. The app debuted top in 10 the Apple App Store. This is just the beginning for Kash Doll.
Under her foundation B.A.D. Girls Club (Black American Doll Girls), Kash helps to inspire confidence, motivate and encourage young girls to believe in themselves. Through the foundation Kash has already sponsored 11 young women for High School Prom, providing them with dresses and getting their make-up and hair done. She host an Annual Dinner with the Doll in Detroit that gives young women an outlet to have “girl talk” in an open and non-judgmental forum. Kash also donated her time to a Women’s Empowering Event at Clark Atlanta University, and plans to continue to helping girls feel beautiful about themselves and inspire self-esteem and confidence.
Hip-Hop artist Arkeisha ‘Kash Doll’ Knight was born on March 14, in Detroit, Michigan. Before Arkeisha was able to walk and talk her father died leaving her to be raised by her mother and step father. The oldest of 6 children, Arkeisha helped raise her siblings while her mother worked. While her childhood was good, the absence of her biological father and fighting between her mother and step father took a toll on her. The adolescent teasing caused some insecurity, but that didn’t stop her from being one of the most popular girls in high school. Though she always had the dream of rapping, she didn’t think it was an attainable one. Unbeknownst to Kash, her love for writing poetry was one that would help hone her skills in writing rhymes. Having a hustlers spirit early on Kash was no stranger to hard-work, working a series of odd jobs from being a janitor at Ford Field, Better Made Chip factory worker, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Best Buy, and even baby sitting. After graduating from Detroit City High, she needed to make money and the fastest way to do that was exotic dancing. After one year of exotic dancing she earned enough to pursue her life long dream. Her boyfriend at the time, Dex Osama, who is now deceased, was all of the encouragement she needed to create her first song over Junior Mafia’s ‘Get Money’ track. Dex was the spark the lit the flame to the Kash Doll bomb. The remix made everyone take notice to her skills as a rapper and earned her bookings, her first feature and an opening performance for Chief Keef.
Kash Doll the Rapper
In 2014, Kash Doll remixed Tinashe’s ‘2 On’ and her career took off with a spot on Detroit’s Hot 107.5 countdown and countless show bookings, collaborations with Compton AV, Young Gator, Icewear Vezzo, Lil Stl, Ca$h Out, Philthy Rich and Troy Ave along with hosting and appearances. Determined to make it in the music business, Kash hooked up with Velvet and Ivy who would prove very beneficial to her career until she met her boyfriend. While the separation from Velvet and Ivy set her back a few steps, her boyfriend recognized her talent and decided to put a 100% effort behind launching her career. He helped her invest the money she had made for life in the long run and introduced her to his good friend Bryan of BMB records who signed her to his record label. The achievement of being signed to a label, her boyfriend moving her to Atlanta and the growing social media following she gained along the way put Kash in what seemed to be a great place. By winter 2015, Kash Doll released her first mixtape Keisha Vs. Kash Doll featuring collaborations with Zaytoven, Trina, Lyrica Anderson and B.O.B. The mixtape exceeded expectations with over 600K downloads in the first two days of release. Yet she found herself at another road block with her label BMB, causing a loss of management and her creativity being stunted. Realizing all these struggles were important to her growth as an artist, and she used them to fueled her creativity more. Kash Doll is currently working to be released from BMB Record label and embracing what the next level has in store for her.
As one of hip-hop’s rising stars, Kash Doll reached a national audience with the release of her viral hit, “Run Me My Money” that surpassed 2 million YouTube views along with ‘Accurate’, which is receiving national airplay. She performed for Drake during his Summer 16 Tour with Future at Joe Louis Arena, in Detroit August 2016. Most recently she released her emoji application ‘KDmoji’ to celebrate the Kash Doll and American Black Girl lifestyle. The application debuted Top 10 in the Apple App Store, and the Android version is set to released this fall. Adding to her growing enterprise of Kasa de Doll Beauty, she now has two locations; Oak Park, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio. Kash Doll has also been was featured in a number of independent film productions including a starring role in the independent film, Buffed Up! She is currently working on her first studio album.
Social Media Links
Instagram &Twitter – @KashDoll