Chicago rapper CashOut spoke out to dissect the rising problem of violence in the streets of Chicago. Particularly, the music scene in Chicago has led to further division amongst rival gangs.
In a city where the wrong statements made can end someone’s life, CashOut said in an interview, “If you gon’ live by the gun, you gon’ die by the gun.”
“It’s sad, but at the same time, we not dinosaurs. People don’t live forever,” the St. Lawrence Gangster Disciple said. “If you want to come out and make some positive music, maybe you can push it. Maybe it can sell.”
What I’m doing right now, he said, ain’t for everybody.
“Just like selling drugs, riding a bike. Anything is not for everybody,” he said. “You gotta do what fits your criteria. You gotta do what you are capable of doing. You can’t do nobody else. That’s when people tend to get themselves hurt. That’s why people don’t sit and take the time to realize.
CashOut, 22, did three years in the state penitentiary for a crime he says he didn’t commit. But the young OG calls the sentence a “blessing in disguise.”
“I went and did three years. I got convicted over something I didn’t do,” he said. “I took that in stride and knew it wasn’t time for me… that vacation I took, I look at as a blessing. I wasn’t supposed to be in the streets at that time.”
The rapper, who is at the center of a brewing beef between himself and Interscope artist Chief Keef, said he turned the “negative into a positive.”
“I went to college three times. I came home; I gained some weight. I got a better vocabulary,” he said. “I ain’t learn how to be a man in jail, but I learned how to take my blessings in and come home and do what I’m supposed to do.”
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