Imagine having the power to erase the entire year of 2020 from your memory. A year filled with tragic losses like Kobe Bryant and Pop Smoke, as well as the challenges of dealing with the pandemic. On the other hand, there were moments of musical brilliance, particularly with Kasher Quon, who released over 80 impressive tracks on various YouTube channels. It's a difficult choice to make.
In 2019, I discovered Kasher Quon's captivating rap style, which gained attention nationwide alongside Teejayx6 for their outlandish lyrics. While Kasher had been rapping for years, Teejay, still a teenager, brought an extra wow factor with his shocking bars. Kasher clarified in an interview that his activities were more on the lines of local scams, collecting gift cards and engaging in minor schemes to fund his studio time. In contrast, Teejay delved into the realm of advanced scamming, rapping about dark web activities and disturbing scenarios. Teejay's bars hit harder, but Kasher consistently impressed, especially with his collaborations with Detroit's top producers.
Kasher's flow shines on high-energy beats, but he truly stands out when he gets to unleash his skills over jazzy piano or saxophone melodies, often provided by Undefined. He possesses a Wayne-like instinct for rhyming words that have no business rhyming, and he's equally content repeating the same word four times in a row.
Kasher thrives on absurdity to the point where listening to his raps feels like experiencing a rap version of "Waiting for Godot." Like a skilled boxer, he'll lull you into a sense of boredom with a few mundane lines about smoking runtz or London pound, then he'll unleash a flurry of punches by weaving intricate tales, such as his failed attempt to operate a bitcoin machine in West Philly. Some of his lyrics make little sense, while others showcase a surprisingly wise, mature, and self-aware perspective. For instance, he once rapped, "Why would I be mad Teejay blew past me? It ain't even a big deal because we're all family." But most of all, his raps are downright hilarious.
Ranking Kasher's songs presents a challenge since his consistency is remarkable. The quality of his best track and his 50th best track isn't significantly different. It often depends on the beauty of the piano sounds and the pockets he finds himself in during his rapid-fire deliveries. For example, in a lower tier of this list, there's a song where Kasher invents an alias when someone asks his name at an airport, only to realize that he's not a threat because he's wearing Adidas shell toes and is too messed up to even buy a bag of Ruffles.
His raps feature recurring characters like a crackhead named Ezel, who makes occasional appearances, and recurring themes such as beating people up with unconventional objects like a disco ball or a can opener. Most notably, he mocks people's poverty by suggesting they engage in activities associated with poor individuals. Here's a condensed list, categorized by location:
Recurring people in his songs:
His cousin. Kasher Quon hates his cousin: Here are a few lines about his cousin from different songs:
- Scammed my own cousin and he look like Spike Lee!
- My cousin weak as hell, he got beat up by a bitch
- I just jugged my bitch lil'. Cousin and he from Utah.
- Robbed my lil cousin and dressed up with a costume
- Popped my cousin in the alley, I'm 'bout to bury him with a shovel.
- My cousin pillow talkin' talking to the hoes, that shit crazy
Engaging in poor people activities at home:
- Eating whipped cream
- Drinking tap water
- Texting using Wi-Fi
- Eating Tootsie rolls
- Consuming leftovers
- Living without a refrigerator
- Sharing clothes with a younger sibling
- Eating Eggo waffles
Engaging in poor people activities elsewhere:
- Buying cigarettes
- Cleaning bathrooms
- Smoking angel dust
- Working at Steak 'n Shake
- Getting in the way
- Unable to afford a pack of Oreos
- Sleeping on a bunk bed
Unfortunately, artists like Kasher, who release music at such a rapid pace, often have their songs scattered across multiple YouTube accounts
“I scammed a bitch last year on April Fools, She thought she was finna get a package I told her April fools”
“Bought a fake ID now my name James Bond, I love fuckin around with your bitch we got a good bond”
“Caught one of my opps at the store and I punched him in the tooth / and I heard his cousin wanna buy lean, Imma play with his juice”
“I’m finna fuck this bitch and give her 65 dollars / I’m ridin in the car right now with 65 bullets / Draco hold 50 and the nine hold 15 / n****s fucked up in the crib eating whipped cream”
“I’m sick this bitch got on K Swiss”
“Just got a fire ass instagram promo from Snooki / I just caught one of my opps in an old ass Suzuki”
“You sippin on green you gon’ turn into an alien / the police pulled me over I gave them an alias / I ain’t the goat yet until I scam the president”
‘The first five bars in your song was five lies (capper) / you lied as soon as you came in that bitch bro”
I can’t condone this one – “My one opinion don’t matter so I never vote”
22. “Scam Doctor (ft. RSLG B Smith)”
I love it when Kasher goes bar for bar with someone who can hang, and they’re able to play off each other’s words. RSLG actually has the more impactful bars on this one:
“I just stabbed a n**** in the eyeball with a pencil / I just killed a n**** brother then tweeted I miss him”
“You only got 1500 why you need a rubber band / boy you can’t hustle for shit, you need a helping hand”
Undefined > Chopin
“I’m finna fuck this bitch and take her to the studio / and I just slapped the fuck out of a n**** named Julio”
“Bought a fake ID now my new name Ludacris / I just scammed a lame ass n**** named Dominic / just fucked this bitch and imma take her to Dominoes / just busted my daddy’s ass for 3000 playing Dominoes”
“I had to break up with my last bitch, she got on my nerves / got all her clothes and I put ‘em on the curb / she can’t find me now ‘cuz I stay deep in the suburbs”
“I’m finna take my bitch to the mall for a Louis Vuitton bag / Walked in Louis with Gucci on and make Louis Vuitton mad”
“I’m tired of this court shit when the fuck is my next appeal? / I’d still scam you even if I got a hunnid mill / Cuz there was time I didn’t even have a hundred dollar bill”
“Hold on hold on hold on hold on, I’m talking spicy for real / My brother a hater that n**** don’t really like me for real / We got 400 people in the live, I hope my brother in here, so he can hear that”
This beat is pretty magical.
“I’m chillin’ with some hoes right now on Miami beach, we bought to have a good time / why a n**** try to match me with a good time”
29. “Yao Ming”
This one is mad funky.
“Drinking all that green you gon’ turn into Piccolo”
“I just fucked your bitch and she ain’t even in my contacts (i’on know her) / I blow a n**** crib up that’s a bomb threat / I just scammed a Black African for 9 racks”
Calling someone “pointless” because they don’t have payment apps is hilarious.
“This bitch pointless she ain’t got Cashapp or Chime / Seen this n**** at the airport just said is you Kasher Quon / I told that n**** I’m Kasher Juan, scammin online that’s white collar crime / So what I’m tellin’ you I ain’t finna do no jail time / how you finna hold me and you still wearing shell toes??”
“Damn bro this beat groovy, tight ass jeans and big shoes bro I look like Lil Uzi”
“I just told a n**** show me 10, he didn’t have that / this bitch just said I need some money, do you have some? / My man just said he got some Wock I need to grab some”
“I treat that bitch like a liquor store, I’m in and out”
Another one where they go single line for line.
“Just popped this n**** in the face with a football”
This is very much a Rio beat from Enrgy, but Kasher still stands out.
“I didn’t have my gun so I beat him with a sledgehammer”
Kasher sounds awesome over LA beats too.
“I’m finna go to hell ‘cuz I just scammed a pastor”
“Boutta hit the road and turn around with Michigan plates / I gotta hurry up ‘cuz Walmart close at 8 / And I gotta pick your bitch up from work she got off at 9 / scammed an NBA player I think it’s LeBron”
36. “Palm Angels”
“Why a n**** just try to match me with a ‘Rello?”
“I was tryna fuck that little hoe ain’t have no condom / these shoes i got on my feet you can not find ‘em (nope) / these bitches sold out, I just got booked for a show and it’s sold out”
“I just wasted two thousand dollars on a reptile”
“Imma kill you in peace / I’m in the strip club throwin’ ones smackin’ cheeks”
“I don’t wanna fuck the lil hoe she smell like mildew / my uncle just spent 3 thousand on a gold tooth”
This is again, very much a Rio song with those different types of church bells. I’d like to hear Rio and Kasher together on a more Kasher beat.
“I just got a glass pint of red from a hillbilly (white guy)”
“This bitch just got her braces done in the basement / I just killed a n**** and threw his body in a dumpster / that n**** trash, he just paid for a feature but he was ass”
5 grams in the backwood, fuck a pre-roll / I got my own damn YouTube, fuck a Vevo / I’m finna be on probation, fuck my P.O. / like, fuck him / this bitch always got Kasher in his mouth, you wanna fuck him?”
“Yo bum ass gonna go to jail, you drivin stolies / how you gon’ slide on me and you ain’t Moby”
“Unemployment got me rich I’ll never run out of money / I got a white bitch hoein’, sellin’ pussy for me / I got a lil n**** in the spot sellin’ cookie for me / the real question is who had it before unemployment”
“I’ll have a crackhead come kill you for two dollars”
“I gotta pay Enterprise a fee ‘cuz I smoked out the rental”
“I was finna fuck that lil hoe, she smell like a raccoon (what the fuck) / so that lil bitch turned me off, I didn’t wanna listen to your songs so I turnt it off”
Kasher is rapping here with the kid (Lil Esco 28) who has 4.5 million YouTube views from him saying “man I’m finna whip this hoe” about a nice-looking car. That kid in this song is worried about going to hell because he killed a toad. After a line from his friend RobThePlayboy about someone shopping at Sears, Kasher chimes in:
“That n**** was tryna get aeropostale / kicked this one bitch out my car for wearing aeropostale (bye)”
“Bought a profile he was born in 1995 / these some new Amiris off some Air Max 95s / I just scammed a lame ass n**** for his last 95 / how you gon’ slide on me and you ain’t even drive / how you gon’ keep up with me and you sellin’ dimes”
“I can’t even buy no more beats I scammed Jose the plug”
“Saw a fiend overdose on dog I hope he okay / n**** said he got five TDs I hope he don’t play”
“Gave this lil ass gorilla glue I told him it was gruntz / my cousin ran off two years ago I still hold a grudge”
50. “Goated 2”
“I heard you caught a 14 hour flight to skip lag”
“Just smoked a whole zip to the face I think my lungs broke”
Minus points for too many recycled bars, but a real nice beat and it still sounds good.
“Just because we went to high school we cannot hang”
“Woke up in the morning birds chirpin’ that’s all a n**** hear / she said she wanna get drunk, come over here (pull up)”
“My cousin finna come home he got two more years left over / heard you fucked up in the crib eating leftovers”
“I hit that n**** with a .38 / I gotta be up at the bank by 8 (good morning) / cuz if I don’t imma take a loss, I don’t wanna talk to no worker, where yo boss”
57. “On Go”
“I chose scammin’ instead of the honor roll”
Not sure Kasher thought this one through, but hey it sounds hard.
“I’m the first n**** with an American flag pistol”