The city of Memphis has always been a hub for music across genres, however, its hip-hop influence over the years has gone quiet. Enter the Fast Cash Boyz, a breakout rap group whose explosive energy and distinct sound are not only sending shockwaves throughout the music industry but also putting Memphis rap back on the map. Consisting of neighborhood friends C-Money, TP Stacks, Money and C Jizzle, the Fast Cash Boyz made their music debut in 2016 after releasing their first mixtape “C.R.E.A.M.” Their music quickly gained traction across the south and even landed them a spot sharing the stage with hip-hop all-stars Gucci Mane, Young Dolph, NBA YoungBoy, and Yo Gotti.
Since their debut, the Fast Cash Boyz have successfully dropped 4 full-length projects including their most recent release, FCB Too Bangin. The new EP features the viral hit “Cash Walk’ that has soared to near 500K views in less than a month and premiered this week on BET Jams! Although the Fast Cash Boyz are busy in the studio recording their next project, they took the time to speak with Vydia to share their thoughts about their rapid rise to fame, maintaining their independence, and what fans can expect in 2019. Here’s what they had to say:
How did the group originally come together?
Jizzle and Cmoney were rapping on one side of the same neighborhood and TP & Money were doing the same thing. We came together and did one song together. The rest is history.
Where did the name ‘Fast Cash Boyz’ come from and what does it mean?
Our name came from how we were actually getting our money. We were 16-17 years old getting grown men money, FAST!
It’s been written that the industry is experiencing a “Memphis Rap Renaissance.” Can you tell us more about this movement and how it feels to be a part of the next crop of stars from the area?
It feels normal because we’re doing what we love to do, so there’s no “overwhelming” feeling. We just feel like everything is happening at the right time.
How has growing up in Memphis impacted your interest and approach to music?
We are products of our environment. Due to the fact we really make music about our circumstances, it’s easy to make music.
You have already shared the stage with Gucci Mane, Young Dolph, NBA Youngboy, and Yo Gotti. What are the biggest takeaways performing next to some of the biggest names in hip-hop so early in your career?
Be humble. You have to have to have tunnel vision. Remember your next hit is your best hit.
Over the years you have remained dedicated to your independence and released your latest EP, FCB Too Bangin, on your own. What is the biggest challenge about being an independent artist and how have you overcome it?
Not having a co-sign and trying to get outsiders to believe in our movement. Also just paying for the type of plugs that are easily provided when you have a label in your corner.
As a group, you’ve dropped 3 successful mixtapes and a brand new EP- what’s the biggest factor that has contributed to your collaborative success?
Chemistry before the music. This isn’t just a group, we really considered each other family before any music was made.
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
Drake, Migos, Post Malone, or Maroon 5.
What was the inspiration behind your latest EP FCB Too Bangin?
First, [producer] Too Bangin sent us a couple beats and after we laid down a few songs, it was clear that those songs had the potential to do more collectively than separate. So we pressed play on the idea, and here we are.
Your track ‘New York Nights’ has seen significant success across multiple streaming platforms! What was the motivation behind this track and how does it feels to see the fans have such a positive reaction to a deep cut?
Our motivation was drawn from our first time in New York City. We rapped about everything we experience. As far as the fans, we’re just glad we make music good enough for them to be really paying attention to and enjoying it.
What’s the best piece of advice you have received as independent creators?
Stay independent as long as possible.
What advice would you give to aspiring independent creators?
Stay independent as long as possible. There’s no better feeling as a creator than to be able to release when you want to.
What’s next for Fast Cash Boyz?
We coming for them charts! Awards and charts!
You heard it here first! As the Fast Cash Boyz relentlessly pursue their goal to top the charts in 2019, stay up-to-date with all of the action by following them on social media. Don’t forget to check back next week for our next #VydiaCollabs feature!