Multi-talented Tyrone Jermaine Dobbins, better known by his stage name Cash, is an American born recording artist and songwriter. He is also 1/3 of the highly regarded independent group The Goon Dox. Accrediting some of hip hop’s elite, Outkast, Jay Z, Ludacris, Nas, 2Pac, BIG, Lupe Fiasco, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre as to be among his many musical influences. Oddly, growing up he was never allowed to listen to Hip Hop music. The sounds of the listed artist were replaced by Jazz Icons Duke Ellington, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clark and Coltrane.
It was not until he was 17 years old that he began his real relationship with hip hop. Cash was born July 24, 1984 in Sacramento, CA. He started his music career in the fall of 2008, while enlisted in the U.S. Army. Despite deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan and being relocated to a town neighboring Atlanta, GA. He managed to land a 1 year exclusive production deal with producer GR8 TrackZ, A.K.A. Kevin Lamar Drummer and band mate of SRC recording artist, Asher Roth. GR8 gave Cash the moniker “The Freshman” being as how he began his career in the fall when all the kids come back “Fresh” to the first day of school. Cash went on to do shows up and down the East Coast. Opening for acts such as Jasmine Sullivan, Konvict Musik and Playaz Circle. In addition he also started penning lyrics for local and regional R&B artist. There was potentially nowhere to go but up for the budding new artist. He eventually separated from GR8 in pursuit of his music dreams elsewhere.
After a fateful trip to Atlanta, GA., visiting a childhood friend Graphk, co-founder of the Goon Dox, opportunity showed its face yet again. Connecting instantly, Graphk proposed that he join his group The Goon Dox with fellow group members Styll and Digady. While listening to cult albums “Money Train” and “West Coast 4 Dummies,” Cash decided to be the newest addition to the buzzing group.