The buzz began to increase while working alongside Dj Kay Slay, who began featuring Cashmere on numerous street sweeper mixtapes, and radio appearances. Soon his name branched out to other known radio personalities including Funk Master Flex, Dj Clue, and many more. With a growing fan base record labels started to grow interest in Cashmere, but Tywan Harris the business man came into effect.
In 2003 “The Proposal” was released; (hosted by Dj Kay Slay) followed by “Me & My Music” (hosted by Mr. Cee) in 2006. Cashmere’s resume had now grown tremendously, speaking for itself. He continued to spread his name engaging in various media interviews now including magazine spreads. In one of many articles written, Michael “Ice Blue” Harris of Source magazine claimed that Cashmere is leading the charge to bring the hip hop crown back home. (Source magazine, Aug ‘04, Issue 179) In the success of his work he found that it was time to take charge; in all. Working with a select team “The Cash Administration” was organized and founded in 2006.
Cashmere was on top of his rap game proving high expectations, but grew weak to temptations of life; struggling to cross the underground border, while also responsible for providing for his family and son. In late 2007 he was faced with charges leading to time that he knew could result in a long term sentence; shattering his dreams and hard work. While waiting to be sentenced he took the time he had to reflect, and began to view his reality behind bars as a source of knowledge and inner growth. When accepted in his mind what was before him he was surprised when informed that he would be released after the longest stretch of his life. Once unchained to the world, He knew that his time was now. He no longer felt the need to live in ignorance starting a new life of righteousness. Since, he has learned firsthand what the power of a positive environment and atmosphere can do.
Acknowledging that the time taken away from his career would affect his known name, and popularity he plummeted into his work beginning new ways of promoting his name, and reclaiming his stature as one of NY’s finest. Starting with the new era of music, Cashmere soon realized that the internet would open opportunities needed to benefit the exertion of recreating his name, and introducing “The Cash Administration” to the music industry. After registering to many web sites and leaking many tracks, and videos to the public, Cashmere had recorded a single he knew would be the one to get the recognition he needed; to start his venture into the mainstream music world. It was “Birds Flyin High” that had him contemplating on an assortment of excited executives that believed in his fresh sound of storytelling lyrics, and diverse use of beats. Learning from past experiences Cashmere was no stranger to the devious hunger of potential business partners.
Cashmere decided to take a new direction with his new found energy. He took on challenges to redefine, and reintroduce himself to the world. Taking his time he examined several offers before finalizing any contracts. In early 2008 he signed a deal overseas, and began working with a new agent representing Creative Artists Japan Co. Cashmere was then put to the test when led to execute a 7day tour visiting the worlds of Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia. Cashmere had become known overseas, bringing in a high demand and motivation to start recording his debut album “Take Me Away”. With his achievements and fan base on the east coast combined with his new found fan base there was little hesitation to extend Cashmere’s contract to a worldwide deal. No time was wasted in the completion of his latest vision. Since, record labels such as Def Jam, Sony, and E1 Music have sought out to work with the talent Cashmere has to bring, but as many that have contacted him know, he is not one to settle easily.
Currently Cashmere and staff are in the process of setting up a tour hitting all major US cities. Bringing a new wave to hip hop with a new sound yet an old school vibe, many young, old, and of diverse cultures can relate to the meanings of each song. Cashmere has worked with many artists including Bun B, Big Daddy Kane, Jim Jones, Lil Boosie, Akon, Maino and a host of others while being featured on albums such as Dj Kay Slay’s “Street Sweepers vol.1”, and the follow up “Pain From The Game”. He then went on to work with Joel Ortiz on his debut album “The Brick Bodega”, as well as other well known compilations. In his music you will find that you are envisioning a story so real and full of life, revisiting a feeling you have felt, and a sound you will want to replay over and over again.