STAR On The Rise: Ca$h works for the big break
Cash is determined to keep his crew's dream alive. Leader of the currently disbanded Cash Money Dancers, Omar 'Cash' Thomas is dedicating all his spare hours to developing his recording career.
As he aims to spread goodness and joy all over the world through music and dancing, he also hopes that success as an artiste will bring his other six dance crew mates back together.
"We didn't really break up. They're just all over the place. Some are overseas. Everybody is doing their own thing. But if I get the big break, they're gonna come back," Cash told THE STAR.
Currently employed full-time in a government office, Cash moonlights in the dancehall.
"It's a family thing. My uncle was an artiste, but he didn't really pursue it. Mommy was a dancer. It's a bloodline thing," he said.
His love for dancing was affirmed in 2000, through the influence of many local dancers' agile idol, Bogle.
"I was at a party dancing. I was there with Sadiki (veteran dancer) who saw me dancing. Dem say 'you can dance. Keep it up'," he said. So he did.
Cash has taken dancing seriously since then. Before their lives pulled the seven Cash Money Dancers apart, they were featured in Elephant Man's Willie Bounce music video and in Nick Cannon's King of the Dancehall movie.
However, the deejay bug bit Cash years ago, during a dance competition.
"We placed in the top 10 in the 2012 World Reggae Dance Championship. It was there that I was just vibing with some dancers and other people, and I started to freestyle. They said: 'You can deejay, Cash!' The next week, I went to record," he said.
The next year, the aspirant released a song called Roll and Look.
Cash is gearing up to release Upstate Lifestyle (876 Records) and We Go Dancing (FFG Records).
Keeping to his dancer roots, We Go Dancing, accompanies Cash's new dance called 'A Weh We Dey'.
In addition to making it big so his crew can reunite, Cash's dream is to travel the world, spreading Jamaican culture using his best skills, music and dance.
"Being a performer, you get to reach out to a lot of people through your own individual skills. That's why I make clean music, so old and young people can listen to it," he said.