Rappers on television this week include RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, who visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday; Common, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday; and Cassidy, who performs ‘Ima Hustla’ on ‘106 & Park’ on Friday.
Murda Mook called him out several times on Hot 97, even 50 Cent warned him to watch his mouth, well here’s what Cassidy told MTV.com: “The first cat you named, I never even heard of him,” he said, referring to Mook. “He don’t got no situation, he can’t even ride the beat. The kid is a clown. The second kid [50 Cent], said I better watch it. That’s my type of ballgame. I would get involved with that [battle], ’cause I got something to gain. The kid might be appealing to a bigger fanbase than me, I might can snatch a few fans. But I’m focusing on my music. Make history, turn the females on, keep it moving.” Read more.
Cassidy held a listening session for his new single ‘I’m A Hustla’ on Monday (March 21) at Monza Studio’s in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
50 Cent, Angie Martinez, Cassidy, DJ Whoo Kid, Lloyd Banks, Swizz Beatz, Talib Kweli, and Trillville were on hand for DJ Enuff’s Birthday Party on Thursday (January 27) at Black in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Cassidy, Chingy, DJ Quik, Doug E. Fresh, Farnsworth Bentley, Flavor Flav and Chuck D of Public Enemy, G-Unit’s 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Kanye West, Lil Max$o, Lil’ Jon, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Mase, MC Lyte, Nappy Roots, Nick Cannon, OutKast, N.E.R.D., Pusha T of Clipse, Rah Digga, Reverend Run and Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Russell Simmons, Slick Rick, Sticky Fingaz, The Roots, The Sugar Hill Gang, Won-G, and Ying Yang Twins were on hand for the 4th Annual BET Awards on Tuesday (June 29) at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages (backstage / pressroom / show), WireImage, and RexFeatures.
Cassidy, Fat Joe, Petey Pablo, and Wyclef Jean were on hand at the Funk Flex Car Show on Saturday (June 19) at the Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Rappers on television this week include Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, who appears on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday and Cassidy, who performs on ‘Total Request Live’ on Friday.
Entertainment Weekly profiles R. Kelly as part of their Summer Music Preview, speaking with rapper Cassidy about his work with the troubled singer, who is battling charges of child pornography, on ‘Hotel’. Cassidy says he had no problems working with Kelly on the track. “I don’t got nuthin’ but love for him,” the 21-year-old said. “You gotta be able to separate the business from somebody’s personal life. Same with Bill Clinton, I don’t feel as though what happened to him and Monica Lewinsky affected what type of President he was. With R. Kelly, I don’t really know what’s the truth. All I Know is, every time he comes up with a song, I like it.”
When Cassidy is with a date, he’s really not all about trying to get her to a ‘Hotel’. He tells Teen People: “I like to go shopping [with] my girl. Or just spend time talking with her.” When Cassidy isn’t on a date, he likes to hit the boxing ring. “I think it’s the ultimate test of strength, intelligence, and endurance,” he said.