We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Cash and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is everything when it comes to building a lifestyle beyond your current means. What I mean by this, is that in order to progress and move forward in life, whether it be financially or emotionally, you have to take risks. No one has become successful in their journey without taking a risk. You have to be willing to put it all out on the line for what you believe in order to open new doors. You might not be comfortable, and thats totally normal. Most people are extremely nervous about new ventures and creating new paths in life, but the ones that actually move forward with it and take the risk, are the ones who ultimately create a better life for themselves in the long run. A huge risk I took was moving to LA on my own. I didn’t know anyone at all and I had no idea what my life had in store for me when I moved. I just up and decided one day to make the jump and believe in myself and here I am today! Successful and living a life I could have never imagined.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
A true, funny story I have, is that I actually launched my music career from an AD on Craigslist. I literally had just moved to LA and I sat and thought to myself, Ok what the hell am I going to do now? So I began to search the web for opportunity. I came across this AD that said “Do you want to be a superstar? Do you have what it takes to be famous?” So i’m like, HELL YEAH I would love that. So I submitted and sure enough a casting director reached out to me and I went in for an interview. I got to the interview and killed it. The very last thing they asked me to do was rap on camera. At this time in particular time I had one rap in my head memorized so I said to myself, here goes nothing. BOOM! They loved it. So fast forward I flew to Atlanta to be on a show called “The Kandi Factory,” which was a music competition show. I ended up winning the show and my career started from there. After that I continued to pursue music and have had a roller coaster of success along the way. One thing I will never do and I suggest no one ever do is GIVE UP. Life will align with those who continue to strive for success.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I guess it all depends on which best friend we are talking about, but most likely we would end up at all the brunch spots and all the night life spots. My friends and I are very sociable, so we tend to like to be in the mix. In particular we would go to spots such as Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose, or Home Restaurant in Echo Park, and definitely The Abbey in WEHO. As far as night spots go it always just depends. A lot of the time I get invited to a private gathering in the Hollywood Hills, that are actually more fun than the clubs themselves. Theres something about a good house party with limited guests that allows for the best conversation and building of relationships. But don’t get it twisted, sometimes a night out with music and dancing is needed for the soul! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out all my day one friends from Chicago. They have been very supportive from afar and without them I would not have been prepared to be on this journey away from home. They really taught me everything I knew leading up to me leaving and living on my own, and for that I am forever grateful. UFO for Life!