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[ASUS Australia x Coachella 2015]

Recently I had the privilege of teaming up with ASUS Australia to try out their limited edition MeMO Pad during my trip to California for Coachella Music Festival.

For someone who doesn’t like to carry much (especially to a music festival in the desert!), the ASUS MeMO Pad is ideal – It barely takes up more space than my iPhone and is almost as light. Along with my camera, wallet, and phone, it was all I took in my handbag to the shows and parties that weekend. Having it on me at all times meant that I could make notes on the musicians playing (to later blog), take pictures, and navigate my way through the schedule and around the festival easily.

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[Photo by Kayla Reefer]

I met the charismatic CJ – more commonly known as Cashius Green or Pastor Green – through my friend Anthony (Speak!) around this time last year when we all stayed at the same house in Palm Springs for Coachella.

I think anyone who knows CJ personally will agree, the first and most striking thing about him is his way. He walks into the room with so much style that it’s hard not to stop and stare. His swag is effortless; He dresses like a 90s pimp enroute to a pool party – Not an easy look to pull off but CJ kills it.

While he hails from the West, his accent drips with a Southern drawl due in part to family roots in Memphis. His voice on a track is unmistakable – He has a rap style that goes hand in hand with his look and personality; the words dance over the beat with dynamic and calculated rhythm.

His is the type of cool you can’t emulate.

[Cashius Green by Me]

Get to know the Pastor –

Dove: Who are you, where are you, what do you do, & why do you do it?

Cashius: I’m an artist, Botanist, Outer-space Baller, Astral Traveller, Healer, Teacher, International Pleyboy, Son, Brother, Uncle, & Father. I’m in PLUTO.

I do it because I love it.

Describe the area where you grew up? What does the music coming out of there sound like – Is there a distinct “regional sound”?

That’s a tough question for me because I grew up in a lot of cities throughout Southern, CA. But all in all, the sound was always funky and funky brings out the genuine side of an artist. You tell it like it is type of swag.

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