Homeless rapper sings in Uptown Charlotte

- Byon Artrell McCullough is trying to get his life back. 

"I'm homeless, but not a bum," he said. McCullough can be found singing on the streets of Charlotte, where he goes by the name "No Cash."

No Cash has been bouncing between different houses after being released from prison nearly four years ago. When he sings, he wears a sign that says "will sang 4 food" (sic).

"When you're going through it, it doesn't seem as bad as it may from the outside looking in," he said. "But when you're trying to accomplish things or even trying to get a meal for the day, that's when reality sets in."

His work hasn't gone unnoticed. He has a YouTube channel and is able to make money from ad clicks on videos his friends create of him. That income, along with family and friends, is how No Cash is able to stay afloat. His goal is to one day make a living from singing while breaking stereotypes people may have of the homeless.

"I don't think a lot of people would have done what I done," he said. "I am struggling but I am not trying to exploit homelessness. I am trying to bring a new awareness to it."

No Cash has a single on iTunes and is trying to raise money to create an album. For more information on how to help, click here.

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