The Grammy for ‘Misfit Anthem of the Year’ goes to J Cash Tha King for “To Myself.”
If Johnny Cash is the King of Country music, then the Dallas, Texas native J Cash Tha King, born Johnathan Cash, is gunning for the title in his genre. Since he was 10 years old, Cash has been writing his own lyrics. Without a producer or a DJ anywhere in sight and armed with the determination to pursue his passion of rapping, he used industry beats to lay down tracks on his own. That says a lot about him, right?
Tha King’s dedication to his craft is apparent in the quality of “To Myself.” It is a complete track in the traditional sense. There are, of course, the main verses and chorus, but the addition of a bridge gives the song its polished feel. The transitions between the various components of the track are also very fluid (It doesn’t hurt one bit that J Cash can carry a tune either). For me personally, the mark of a great song is how memorable it is after I remove my headphones and move on with my day — I found myself singing this chorus while I was doing the dishes!
Stream “To Myself” and the rest of J Cash Tha King’s second EP, 4th Quarter, on Spotify.