In 2009, he was acquitted from a gun charge in Clayton County, Georgia: he felt he had been given a second chance in life, so he turned his attentions towards advancing his career as a rapper. He initially signed to the independent record label Bases Loaded and released the single “Cashin’ Out”, which later appeared on his debut mixtape, titled It’s My Time. After Epic Records label head L.A. Reid heard “Cashin’ Out”, he requested a meeting with Gibson to ask him to sign to the label: Gibson performed a song titled “Smilin’ In My Face” during the interview, which convinced Reid to sign him to Epic.
In 2014, Cash Out signed a deal with E1 Music, and released the single “She Twerkin” on February 2014. It debuted on the Hot 100 at the last spot, making it his second chart entry. Cash Out’s debut album Let’s Get It, (formally titled Patience) was released on August 26, 2014.