Troy “Co$$” Johnson was born on the South Westside of Los Angeles in a small community east of Crenshaw called “Leimert Park” one of the United State’s top spots for Jazz and home to many of LA‘s finest hip hop artists. He started rapping at the age of 14.
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Troy’s father died when he was 15, possibly the most pivotal time in his life. While still having a religious foundation academically, he began hanging out in the street, making affiliations with gangs and gang members, helping give him a balance perspective wise. It’s the reason Co$$ is both conscious AND STREET, bad and good, yin and yang. The movement is truly and sincerely universal. He truly does it for the thugs and nerds alike, scholars and elementary school drop outs. He wants to show that the West coast has a lot to offer as far as diversity and innovation is concerned, it’s definitely not all khakis and tailors, although he proudly represents the khakis and tailors aspect. Most importantly, Co$$’s goal is to humanize the common day MC, to remind people that rappers are just regular people with regular people problems. For every record he puts out, he wants people to evolve with him, to share in the experience of existence. Co$$ is Ca$hUSKing and Ca$hUSKing is evolution.
Co$$ x Numonics - Revelations (DOWNLOAD)
Hailing from Ft Lauderdale, FL, Jonathan “Numonics” Rosenfeld is an up and coming producer who has worked with the likes of Reks, Donny Goines, Sene, Naledge and Freddie Gibbs. Utilizing a mixture of samples and original music, Numonics is known for his soul influenced approach to Hip Hop. The Florida-based producer was first spotted for his work with Monsters Ink on their Mick Boogie and Terry Urban assisted mixtape “Ink Made Me A Monster”. To follow up this project, Numonics partnered with California based clothing brand IM KING and DJBOOTH.NET to release his first album “Being Cool Doesn’t Pay The Bills”. While working on this project, a new collaborative force was created. Los Angeles’ Co$$ and Numonics created two tracks for said project and used that as the springboard to create “Revelations”. This new project was done as a free download in partnership with 2dopeboyz.com, Crooks & Castles and PONY International. “Revelations” marked a transition for Numonics as his new focus will be creating collaborative projects with the most truly unique voices in hip hop.