After making an appearance with Philthy Rich, Cookie Money revisits the KMEL studio before the release of his album 'Rich Orphan' (dropping June 30th). The Oakland rapper says the project has no features and will give listeners a detailed description as to what he's been dealing with in the last few months.
When asked about the project's title, Cookie says he has been on his own since the age of eight or nine. "I told my momma I was a man at that age," says Cook.
Cookie further explains his many experiences with death, including the death of his father, contributes to the album's title.
"Once somebody gets too close to me, they die. That's why I say it's like an orphan thing. But being put in those situations made me rich. It changed my mind. It changed how I move. It changed a lot. There's a lot that goes with death. After I've experienced it so much, you call it crazy, but I started looking at the bright side of death."
Cookie Money goes on to talk about the stigma of mental health within the black community, issues within the welfare system/getting government assistance and the struggles of growing up in Oakland.
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