Kash Doll

Arkeisha Antoinette Knight, known professionally as Kash Doll, is an American rapper signed to Republic Records. She is best known for her singles "For Everybody" and "Ice Me Out", the latter of which became the lead single from her debut album Stacked. Kash Doll has collaborated with artists including Meek Mill, Big Sean, Iggy Azalea, K. Michelle, and Summer Walker.[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
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsRepublic
Websitewww.kashdoll.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 desired to rap from childhood and began to freestyle and write lyrics from a very young age.[1][3]

She attended Henry Ford College for business management but left after a year. To support the financial needs of her family, Kash began work as a dancer in the adult entertainment industry[4] While working as a dancer Kash would rap and began earning money from patrons of 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 and at schools and doing charity events in the Detroit area.[4] Kash Doll later signed a deal with a local record company in Detroit which later fell through. She then began using social media and Instagram 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 dropped 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 dropped 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 features on Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's new single "Fuck It Up"[11] from Azalea's 2019 studio album, In My Defense. Kash Doll is an opening performer for Meek Mill's 2019 The Motivation Tour.[6][12]

Discography

Albums

List of albums with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[13]
Stacked 76

Mixtapes

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

Extended plays

List of extended plays with selected details
Title Details
The Vault[15]
  • 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

As featured artist

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

[16]
"Fuck It Up"
(Iggy Azalea featuring Kash Doll)[17]
2019 40 In My Defense

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d C.M, Emmanuel. "The Break Presents: Kash Doll- XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. ^ "Kash Doll". Republic Records. 2019-03-03. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  3. ^ "Kash Doll". Republic Records. 2019-03-03. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  4. ^ a b c "Kash Doll on Finding Confidence and Bringing Meaning to Her Music". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  5. ^ a b "Everything You Need To Know About Kash Doll". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  6. ^ a b "Kash Doll Tells Us What It Was Like When Rihanna Slid Into Her DMs". NYLON. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  7. ^ wp360mag (2018-08-24). "Kash Doll". 360 MAGAZINE | ART + MUSIC + DESIGN + FASHION + AUTO + TRAVEL + FOOD + HEALTH. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  8. ^ II, C. Vernon Coleman. "Kash Doll Delivers 'Brat Mail' Mixtape - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  9. ^ Berry, Peter A. "Kash Doll "Ice Me Out": Listen to Stuntastic New Anthem - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  10. ^ "Kash Doll Tells Us What It Was Like When Rihanna Slid Into Her DMs". NYLON. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  11. ^ "Iggy Azalea Talks "Started" + New Album - THAT'S A BOP!". Zachary Campbell (YouTube 26:10). 10 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Lil Durk & Kash Doll to Join Meek Mill's The Motivation Tour: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  13. ^ @billboardcharts (October 28, 2019). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (1/2)" (Tweet). Retrieved October 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Hamilton, Xavier (21 March 2018). "Kash Doll's 'Brat Mail' EP Arrives Right On Time". Vibe. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Kash Doll Releases 'The Vault' EP; Prelude to Upcoming Album". The Source. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Discography Iggy Azalea". charts.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  17. ^ Youtube (October 22, 2019). "Iggy Azalea - Big Bag (Audio) ft. Stini" – via YouTube.

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