“The East Oakland icon has built up quite repertoire of music.” – Thizzler
“Cookie Money hits us with a dope visual for the @MikeMadeThe808s produced slap “Scheming”, from his upcoming project “Cookie World 2.5” – Thizzler
Cookie Money was born In Oakland California which he quickly adapted to the street life when his father was sent to jail for 11 years. From a somewhat comfortable home situation to moving to the hood Cookie was forced to learn to hold his own. Very early Cookie learned how traumatic the hood can be when he lost his friend (Anthony Butler) in front of him to gun violence. Viewing Anthony’s death changed Cookie‘s outlook on the streets, from there he knew he had to get out before the same thing happened to him.
Soon after Anthony’s death Cookie lost his great-grandfather (Issac) and his grandmother (Leola) who were very influential in his life and practically raised him while his father was gone and his mother was at work. Cookie tried very hard to hide the street life from his grandparents, they always told him “drug dealers don’t retire”.
Along with all the deaths Cookie‘s luck began to run out landing him in various life treating situations and trouble with the law enforcement. Facing penitentiary time Cookie knew it was finally time to leave the streets cold turkey. Probation requirements forced Cookie to get a job at Whole Foods grocery market and he quickly learned that working was going to never work for him.
Thinking about what he was going to do next, Cookie met a DJ by the name of Mustard at a nightclub who suggested Cookie should rap because he had the “look”. Cookie hit DJ Mustard up for beats and booked 90 days in a studio to learn to rap on them. He has since worked with artists such as Young Dolph, Lil Boosie, YG and more.