We had the good fortune of connecting with Kash Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kash, how do you think about risk?
i feel that life is all about risk. from wanting to go on a interview for a new job or thinking about leaving and becoming the entrepreneur you always wanted to be, trying a new restaurant, or giving the person that has been pursuing you a chance for a date. All of these are different levels of risk of course and require a level of discernment. But i feel without risk we wouldn’t be able to do the things we do on a day to day basis.

i decided to take a big risk when i got in my car and drove 4 days across the country from New York to pursue my life as an artist in Los Angeles. i was leaving everything i knew behind. My life was stable i had a home, a relationship, and good income, but still felt like i wasn’t being honest with myself knowing that i wanted more for my career. im glad i took that risk because i have been able to connect with many people that is on the same path and have been able to grow as an artist by creating, learning and networking everyday.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
i am Kash Young an Artist from Brooklyn, New York. Over the years i’ve worked with many artist on features and helped co-write songs as well. while being in the studio i also dabbled in designing urban apparel thats been premiered on numerous media outlets for myself, other artist, and actors. Speaking of Acting i was on a off broadway play that was in the New York theatre festival that ran for 2 years and also was involved in a short film that won in various film festivals throughout Los Angeles called “Things That Fall”. i have an upcoming EP release called ” Half Past Seven”

I think what sets me apart as far as being an artist is that i want to be involved in all parts of my artistry from start to finish. Alot of people believe it’s just writing a song, then recording it. Its way more than that, With so many moving parts from choosing the right beat, the right engineer that understands your sound, promotions and marketing. the right videographer with A-1 equipment, and getting plenty of content and im still learning everyday. Which makes this fun for me. The music industry is always changing, always evolving.

one thing i definitely learned is that you have to network, network, network!! Speak to people that is doing the same things you are, get into events of like minded people and if your fortunate enough to have a mentor, then observe and take in everything. What to do and what will work for you and apply it.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
im still fairly new to the city and because of the pandemic ill say i still have way more to see. But i do have a few spots that i like alot. first off have to hit up Leimert Park. Black culture is just oozing from every corner, the food, the music, the notes of Shea Butter, herbal oils, and sage. It reminds of me of walking through New York on a summer day. Then have to go to the malls , drive around see the sights in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills all the tv stuff then go get some Caribbean food at “Wi Jammin” or soul food at “Annies Soul delicious” out in little Ethiopia. i love food so anything that involves food im down. lol

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
i definitely have to shoutout my mom, Ms. Carol aka “Momma Kash” lol and my Dad Keith Young. They deserve more than enough credit for taking me to musicals as a kid, playing all the old school music around the house, and all the times i was in the studio with my dad seeing the process unfold from a blank notepad into something magical. My Dad really honed into my love for music and i thank him for that.

Tiggy for what it’s worth thank you for taking that risk with me. No one else i would’ve wanted to drive across country with.

i also have to shoutout my Tribe y’all have no idea how much y’all keep me going. From the Phone calls and checking up, to the countless writing/listening sessions, the network plugs and the inspirational cuss outs every now again : Laury, SpiritBaby, Sean Bruce, Nisie, Derrick, Moriah (thank you for sharing this with me), Whit JC, Saprina, Mike Chase, Thank Y’all for endless support, It definitely doesn’t go unnoticed.

Lastly, “The Twelve Universal Laws of Success” by Herbert Harris.

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