Cashis formed a group, The Renegadez, with H-Bone and Monique (also the mother of one of his eleven children) and they sent a demo tape to Eminem's Shady Records label hoping for a record deal. Monique was murdered in 1999.By 2004, Cashis was regarded as the "rap king of Orange County" and attracted the attention of Shady Records A&R, Dart Parker, who signed the young talent after hearing his mixtape, Stars With Stripes. Cashis's introduction to the masses, however, wouldn't come until 2006 when he appeared alongside Eminem, 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks on You Don't Know the first single off the platinum-selling Shady Records compilation, Eminem Presents: The Re-Up. His first solo release was the charting County Hound EP, in May 2007. The County Hound reached number 106 on The Billboard 200 and 37 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.