DJ Kitty Cash Plays By Her Own Rules
and is living her best life
Photographed by Hannah Sider in Valentino, Hair by Nikki Nelms, Makeup by Elena Thomopoulos, Styled by Corey Stokes.
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Cachee Livingston—better known as Kitty Cash, also known as Baby Khaled—is a DJ, creative, and culture and communications specialist. Born and raised in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park, Livingston attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated with a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing Communications. During her time as an undergrad, she interned and freelanced for companies like for L'oreal and Sony. After landing her first full-time, post-grad job at Ralph Lauren, Livingston's side gig as a DJ started to take over. Now, she's constantly jet-setting across the world to perform at some of the coolest events.
"I carved out a space for myself as an artist after releasing my Love The Free projects where I was able to create a platform for emerging talents and showcase my love for new music and emerging talent," Livingston said in an email. "Through DJing I was able to merge all of the worlds that entice me. Music, fashion, and art all intersect and intertwine and as long as I have synergy with the artist involved it makes the navigation pretty easy."
When she's not setting the mood at functions, Livingston is in the studio collaborating with the likes of SZA, Willow Smith, Kilo Kish, Vic Mensa, and so many more amazing artists. (Oh yeah, and she's opened for Skrillex.) Learn more about how Livingston found her way in the interview, below!