Arkeisha Antoinette Knight, known professionally as Kash Doll, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Signed to Republic Records, she is best known for her singles "For Everybody" (2017) and "Ice Me Out" (2018), the latter of which became the lead single from her debut album Stacked (2019). Kash Doll has collaborated with artists including Meek Mill, Big Sean, Iggy Azalea, and K. Michelle.[1]

Kash Doll
Kash Doll in 2017
Kash Doll in 2017
Background information
Birth nameArkeisha Antoinette Knight
BornDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2014–present
LabelsRepublic
Websitekashdoll.com

Early life

Kash Doll was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. The oldest of six siblings, she began working at a young age to help her single mother support their family.[2] She had the desire to rap at an early age and started freestyling and writing lyrics as a young girl.[1][3]

She attended Henry Ford College for business management but left after a year. To support the financial needs of her family, Kash became a strip club dancer.[4] While working as a dancer, Kash would rap and eventually started earning money from patrons at the nightclub without having to dance. It was reported that one night she made $26,000.[5]

Career

Early in her career, Kash Doll performed in local clubs, schools and charity events in the Detroit area.[4] Kash Doll later signed a deal with a local recording company in Detroit which later fell through. She then began using social media to build a following by releasing short videos of herself rapping. Drake used Instagram to invite her to open a show for him on his Summer Sixteen tour stop in Detroit.[1][5]

Kash Doll remixed Tinashe's single "2 On" in 2015. She then released a video for a single called "Run Me My Money", which went viral in 2015. That same year she released her mixtape, Keisha vs Kash Doll.[1] In December 2017, Kash Doll appeared on Big Sean and Metro Boomin's single "So Good".[6] After being released from her previous deal, on July 16, 2018, she released an EP called The Vault on streaming platforms. One music video from the EP, "For Everybody", received over 10 million views on YouTube.[7]

She released a mixtape called Brat Mail on her birthday in 2018. It was dedicated to her fans, who she refers to as "bratz".[8] In August 2018, Kash Doll signed a record deal with Republic Records. She then released her first single as a part of that deal, "Ice Me Out".[9] Kash Doll released a single called "Hustla" in April 2019, which highlights her experiences from working at strip clubs. She stated that she is trying to awareness for and advocate on behalf of the women in that industry.[4][10] On June 7, 2019, Kash Doll released a new single titled "Kitten" that features American rapper Lil Wayne. Kash Doll featured on Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's single "Fuck It Up"[11] from Azalea's 2019 studio album, In My Defense. Kash Doll was also an opening performer for Meek Mill's 2019 The Motivation Tour.[6][12]

She made her TV debut as herself in 2 episodes of Empire in 2020. She has a recurring role as Monique in Starz series BMF as of 2021.[13][14][15]

Personal life

In September 2021, Kash Doll announced on her pregnancy with her first child on Instagram.[16] In November 2021, she posted a gender reveal to announce it was a boy.[17][18]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Empire Herself Season 6, 2 episodes
2021 BMF Monique Recurring role

Discography

Albums

List of albums with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[19]
Stacked 76

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes with selected details
Title Details
Brat Mail[20]
  • Released: March 14, 2018
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: Digital download

Extended plays

List of extended plays with selected details
Title Details
The Vault[21]
  • Released: July 16, 2018
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles

As lead artist

Song Year Album
"His & Hers" 2015 Non-album singles
"Run Me My Money" 2016
"Accurate"
"For Everybody" 2017
"Serious"
(featuring Natasha Mosley)
Brat Mail
"Dancin"
"Check" 2018
"Here I Go" The Vault
"So Crazy"
"Out of Line"
"Ice Me Out" Stacked
"Hustla" 2019 Non-album single
"Kitten"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
Stacked
"Ready Set"
(featuring Big Sean)
"Mobb'n"
"How It's Done"
(with Kim Petras, Stefflon Don and Alma)
Charlie's Angels
"Bad Azz"
(with DJ Infamous featuring Benny The Butcher and Mulatto)
2020 TBA
"Bossa Nova"
(featuring Tee Grizzley)
"Thumbin" 2021

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[22]
"Fuck It Up"
(Iggy Azalea featuring Kash Doll)[23]
2019 40 In My Defense

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2018 Herself Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Rap MC Nominated [24]
2020 Stacked Detroit Music Award for Outstanding National Major Record Label Recording Nominated [25]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d C.M, Emmanuel. "The Break Presents: Kash Doll- XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kash Doll". Republic Records. March 3, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kash Doll". Republic Records. March 3, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Kash Doll on Finding Confidence and Bringing Meaning to Her Music". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Everything You Need To Know About Kash Doll". The FADER. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Kash Doll Tells Us What It Was Like When Rihanna Slid Into Her DMs". Nylon. October 11, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  7. ^ wp360mag (August 24, 2018). "Kash Doll". 360 Magazine. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  8. ^ II, C. Vernon Coleman. "Kash Doll Delivers 'Brat Mail' Mixtape – XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Berry, Peter A. "Kash Doll "Ice Me Out": Listen to Stuntastic New Anthem – XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Kash Doll Tells Us What It Was Like When Rihanna Slid Into Her DMs". NYLON. October 11, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Iggy Azalea Talks "Started" + New Album | THAT'S A BOP!. Zach Campbell. May 10, 2019. Archived from the original on November 21, 2020. Retrieved December 7, 2021 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "Lil Durk & Kash Doll to Join Meek Mill's The Motivation Tour: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  13. ^ https://deadline.com/2020/12/black-mafia-family-russell-hornsby-steve-harris-kash-doll-curtis-50-cent-jackson-starz-1234658074/. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ https://thesource.com/2020/12/21/black-mafia-family-cast/. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestheculture/2021/01/22/how-kash-doll-is-cashing-in-on-the-renaissance-for-black-women-rappers/?sh=360e512b1193. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ https://www.bet.com/article/c0i805/kash-doll-announces-pregnancy. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/kash-doll-reveals-gender-her-213044085.html. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kash-doll-reveals-gender-of-her-baby-news.142334.html. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ billboard charts [@billboardcharts] (October 28, 2019). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (1/2): #9, @gucci1017 Woptober II #16, @alterbridge Walk The Sky #27, @G_Eazy Scary Nights #35, @CodyJinksMusic The Wanting #76, @kashdoll Stacked" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 7, 2021. Retrieved December 7, 2021 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Hamilton, Xavier (March 21, 2018). "Kash Doll's 'Brat Mail' EP Arrives Right On Time". Vibe. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  21. ^ "Kash Doll Releases 'The Vault' EP; Prelude to Upcoming Album". The Source. July 17, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  22. ^ "Discography Iggy Azalea". charts.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  23. ^ Iggy Azalea - Big Bag (Audio) ft. Stini. iggyazaleamusicVEVO. July 26, 2019. Archived from the original on October 4, 2021. Retrieved December 7, 2021 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ "Detroit Music Awards Foundation – Nominees". www.detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  25. ^ "Detroit Music Awards Foundation – 2020 Nominees". www.detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved June 5, 2020.

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