Cashtime Fam came onto the scene just a few short years ago, creating a huge buzz as the brainchild of revered crew Teargas. Members Da Kid X and Smashis had made names for themselves on the battle circuit and when former Octave Couplet producer, AB Crazy, joined them the trio began a highly successful run with hits such as ‘Goodbye’. Having the Teargas co-sign was a great catapult, but ultimately they were all talented in their own rights. However, AB Crazy left the group to pursue a solo career, recently dropping his album Home Coming.
It’s just transpired that Cashtime Fam are no longer, with Kid X and Smashis now pursuing solo projects through a new age company called Cash Time Life, another Teargas creation. Together with Thabiso Khati (aka Hip Hop Scholar), the company is centred around music, entertainment and lifestyle. Additionally, the company will be highly involved with events and concerts, one of which being the more recent – The Showdown Hip Hop Festival – that took place in Soweto. Khati says: “This year we will add to our calendar The Showdown Hip Hop Festival Durban, the event is scheduled for March 30th, and The Showdown Hip Hop Festival Polokwane, scheduled for April 19th.”
Before that they’re kicking the year off with the dual premier of the music videos for K.O’s ‘Mission Statement’ and DJ VigiLante’s joint ‘Sgelekeqe’ (featuring Ma‐E, PRO & Maggz). The videos premier this Friday 24 January, across all music channels. The label will also takeover club Sway in Sandton this coming Sunday to celebrate the launch of the respective videos.
As for the future of Cashtime Fam? Well, the run is over folks – but fans can look forward to a Kid X single this February as Khati explains: “February will be equally exciting for us as we will release the first ever solo single for Kid X, formerly known as Da Kid X and one half of Cashtime Fam. This will be the first move in a new chapter that will see the duo Cashtime Fam dissolve as both Kid X and Smashis will now focus on their solo careers. Kid X and Smashis will continue being supportive of each other’s careers and the two will continue collaborate as artists, friends and signees of Cashtime Life on various recordings, performances and projects.”