The first time I heard Cashius Green, who you might also know as Pastor Green or Best Money Makin’ Muhammad Ali, my initial thought was, these young kids are going to mess with this dude tough. His cadences, rhyme structures and slang were all on point. A half black, half Mexican emcee from Moreno Valley, CA with a voice that sounds like he could have easily been raised in places UGK and Three 6 Mafia call home.
Pisces is his newest project, a set of 10 recordings devised and dedicated specifically for the jawns. The production is heavily soul influenced, with hooks sung by Nikko Gray, Anjuli Stars and OOty OOT and features from Pheo, Big K.R.I.T and Frank Deux. Having been released 6 days ago, I’ve had a chance to keep it on constant rotation and have found each track to be memorable, with standouts being “Lovey Dovey”, featuring the always-sultry voice of Nikko Gray, “See You Cry” with an appearance from Pheo, who completely bodies his verse in a way only Blackman Magnificent can and “Catching Feelings” which is a heavily defined slapper.
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If you’re in the LA area, catch Pastor Green live in North Hollywood for the Pisces release party this Friday, March 22nd, performing alongside his UTB Life$tyle brethren Speak! and Pheo. They have taken an old church and converted it into a performance venue, complete with a confessional booth re-commissioned as a merch booth, all a prelude to their performance at the Paid Dues festival the following week.