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Cash Money

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  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s

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Previously known as Cash Money, Chicago's punky blues duo Cash Audio consists of former Rosehip Scott Giampino and John Humphrey, formerly of God and Texas and the Late Great Danes. Humphrey originally enlisted Giampino to play drums with the Late Great Danes in 1994, but when the band went on hiatus, they began performing as Cash Money. They debuted with the Oil Can/Helicopter Ride single on the tiny Tug-O-War label, which led to a deal with Touch and Go. Their first full-length Black Hearts and Broken Wills arrived in 1997, followed by the Letter to Stax single and second album Halos of Smoke and Fire the next year, both of which won the group critical acclaim. However, thanks to a lawsuit from the rap label of the same name, Cash Money had to change their name to Cash Audio in 1999. Green Bullet, their first album under that name, arrived the following year; after switching to the Orange imprint, they delivered the aptly named The Orange Sessions in early 2001.

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Go-Go Music!

By Jeff Chang, Contributor

Once upon a time, Washington D.C.'s go-go and New York hip-hop were both local party music sounds known to a select few. They were very much alike — stripped-down music relying heavily on percussive breakdowns and what "proper" musicians would dismiss as mere vamping, hosted by smooth mic operators who shouted out as much as they rhymed and talked more than sang, keeping the parties going continuously for hours. Go-go has bubbled up into the edge… more »