Grafh posted some footage from the studio where the rapper was joined by Cassidy recording ‘So Easy’. Watch it below.
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Jay-Z penned a song where he boasted about being “a hustla, baby.” Cassidy spit venom about the topic on “I’m a Hustla” (coincidentally, using a Jay-Z sample). How many artists are really hustling to make things happen, though? This past Friday I saw a shining example of what real hustle is, the kind of hustle only a handful of artists have, in the form of my good friends Hushh and their unreal trip across two states just to network. Read the full story at: adambernard.blogspot.com.
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MySpace caught up with Cassidy for their Year In Music special, asking the rapper about his top ten albums of the year, top five songs, and top five performances. In regards to his top albums, Cassidy selected Swizz Beatz’s ‘One Man Band Man’ at #10, UGK’s ‘Underground Kingz’ at #9, Ne-Yo’s ‘Because Of You’ at #6, and Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’ at #4. Watch who topped his list here.
Top 5 Songs of 2007
1. T-Pain – “Bartender”
2. Justin Timberlake – “Til The End Of Time”
3. Swizz Beatz – “It’s Me Snitches”
4. Kanye West – “Good Life”
5. Swizz Beatz – “Money In The Bank”
Top Performances of 2007
1. Jay Z -Madison Square Garden
2. Chris Brown – MTV Awards
3. Mario & Alicia Keys – Clive Davis Party
4. Cassidy – Power House in Philadelphia, PA
Cassidy visited with CNN.com to promote his new album ‘B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story’. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rapper talked about his car crash, his jail stint, the album’s first single ‘My Drink N My 2 Step’ – which he insists isn’t a party song, and how hip hop needed an artist like him to step it up right now. Watch the interview below.
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Scheduled rap acts on television this week, many of which probably won’t appear due to the writer’s strike, include:
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who visits ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Tuesday
Common, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday
Soulja Boy, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Tuesday
Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim, who perform with Keyshia Cole on ‘The Late Show’ on Wednesday
Pittsburgh Slim, who performs on ‘Last Call’ on Wednesday
Cassidy and Swizz Beatz, who perform on ‘TRL’ on Thursday
Chingy, who performs on ‘Last Call’ on Friday
Part one of a behind the scenes look at Cassidy’s Rap Battle on MTV’s ‘Sucka Free’ has been posted online, where the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rapper talked about the concept. And we get an introduction from the three finalists, Rocky out of Detroit, G.O.D. Jewels out of Chicago, and Lil Chugga from Columbia, Tennessee. Cassidy releases his third solo album ‘B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story’ on Tuesday (November 6). Watch the clip at YouTube.
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Cassidy is out with the video to his new single ‘My Drink N My 2 Step’, featuring Swizz Beatz, from the rapper’s third album ‘B.A.R.S.’. Watch the clip via YouTube below.
Cassidy and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs attended the Sean John Underwear and Loungewear Kick-Off Event at Light on Monday (August 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages (arrivals / inside), and WireImage.
Billboard spoke with Cassidy about his third album, ‘The Barry Adrien Reese Story (B.A.R.S.),’ due September 18th, and some of the adversity he’s faced between releases. “When I was going through problems, from going to jail to the accident, even though I had money, I had power, respect and friends, no one showed up and the only thing that helped me was my faith,” Cassidy said. “I was so worried about what lawyer I was going to hire and what judge will handle my case, but when I read the scripture, which says it’s better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man, I knew I was going to win and get through it with the Lord on my side.” Read more.
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Swizz Beatz, Lloyd, Mims, and Cassidy were on hand for the Power 105.1 FM Fifth Birthday Bash on April 3rd at Webster Hall in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage and power1051fm.com.