From: Chicago, IL
Signature Song: Cashis "Lac Motion" (2007)
Before Shady 2.0, the original roster of the label featured a buzzworthy artist from Chicago. Ca$his would gain attention for his hard-hitting rhymes found on his early mixtape, Stars With Stripes. With lyrics that catered to the streets, Ca$his catapulted into the mainstream with a look alongside Eminem, 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks on "You Don't Know."
Although his solo EP, The County Hound, was a nice preview to his full-length album, he never really took off. As tough as Cashis' gangster raps were, he could not break out of the shadow of being Em's protégé. Eventually, he would create his own independent identity, but now with less of an impact than his Shady co-sign.