| From the first triumphant horn blow and trunk-rattling drum hit it’s clear that “C.A.S.H.” is a certified banger. Keak Da Sneak and San Quinn waste no time, attacking the track with ferociously grimy deliveries that will ensure “C.A.S.H.” becomes an anthem for 2009 while providing the soundtrack for everybody on the grind.
San Quinn, originally from San Francisco and Keak Da Sneak, originally from Oakland, are each legends in their own right who have been hustling in both the underground and mainstream hip-hop scenes for more than 15 years. Keak Da Sneak has been a staple of the Bay Area hip-hop scene since performing in Oakland talent shows as a youngster. With a debut EP (Sick-O) under his belt at only sixteen, and a contract with Virgin Records the next year, Keak has an album for almost every year of his life since, now totaling a whopping 18 solo albums. As for Quinn, born in San Francisco and growing up on the once formidable streets of the Fillmore, he looked to writing and rapping to prevent trouble from knocking down his door at a young age. While most kids at the age of 14 were playing sports and video games, Quinn recorded his first song called “SFC” with GLP and RBL. Since then, Quinn has been nothing short of prolific: he holds a Guinness World Record for the Most Appearances on Recorded Albums Before the Age of 21. The pairing of these two Bay giants brings together Oakland and San Francisco in a way that has yet to be seen in the Bay’s illustrious hip-hop history, and is sure to set the standard for future epic collaborations.