The Barry Adrian Reese Story – Cassidy

Cassidy Cover

01. Intro (B.A.R.S vs. Da Hustla)
02. My Drink N’ My 2 Step Feat. Swizz Beatz
03. Where My N****s At
04. I Will Never Tell (Uh Uh)
05. I Pray Feat. Shizlansky
06. Innocent
07. Cash Rulez Feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Eve
08. Leanin’ On The Lord Feat. Angie Stone
09. Damn I Miss The Game
10. Done 4 Me
11. I Get My Paper Feat. Swizz Beatz
12. Take A Trip Feat. Mashonda
13. Celebrate Feat. John Legend
14. All By Myself

I’ve always been skeptical of Cassidy since his debut. I’m not old but I tired of the mixtape rapper. Seeing dude come from that lane made me biased from the beginning. Since his debut he’s released two LP’s, and got caught up in some serious shit. His music and real life shared lanes with Cassidy on trial for murder. He also came close to death in serious a car accident. All in all Cassidy pulled trough and is set to release B.A.R.S. today. The Barry Adrian Reese Story takes you into the life (whether real or surreal) of the artist known as Cassidy.

The Intro (B.A.R.S vs. Da Hustla) begins with a face off. B.A.R.S. & Da Hustla get into a lyrical battle. Honestly this track is crazy. When it comes to battles like this anything goes. Cassidy strips himself down and pulls cards on both sides. It really leaves and rap foes with nothing to say. My Drink & My 2 Step grew on me over time. The lyrics are there and Swizzys repetitive doesn’t bother me anymore. On Where My Niggas At the guitar riffs, snares, and bass line set up a track thats filled with 187. If this was really my cup of tea I’m sure I’ll be open. The track is strong but I’m skeptical in believing the songs content.

Will Never Tell has Cass proclaiming that snitching is a big no. He goes as far to say he wouldn’t tell if he seen Bin Laden buying a missile. He begins to slip into the category I can’t stand. I Pray features someone name Shizlanksy. A tale of trying to climb out this barrel of crabs. Song sounds cool overall, not a skipper. Innocent has Cassidy talking to his fans, foes, and anyone who wants to hear about his situation. I tip my hat to the way he took his life situation and turned it around. He goes into a monologue and speaks directly to the family of his former friend.

Cash Rulez is the Full Surface full roster spitting. Everyone who does a track with Bone Thugs spits that same kinda fast flow. The track is alright but it doesn’t do much for me. Leanin’ on the Lord has Cass taking it as spiritual as a thug could. He tells a few tales of struggle and pain. It shows the growth in some of his writing. Damn I Miss The Game is the cry most real rap lovers have. The funny part about this is half of Cassidy album has the “dumb rap” in it. I guess that’s the struggle emcees have.

Done For Me has Cassidy talking to The Maker. The song is rather personal and I respect the track. Most labels will tell you no one wants to hear that (kudos Swizz). I Get My Paper is a cool track minus the annoying hook. I’m guessing Take A Trip is for the ladies. Mashonda provides the vocals while Cass talks to his fans. Not really meant for me so no bias here. John Legend accompanies Cass on Celebrate. This song is a song that I wouldn’t expect from Cassidy. He declared his old style is dead and he’s grown. All By Myself has Cassidy serving as producer and artist. The songs subject and title differs. He proclaims he needs no one else except God.

I am actually interested in where Cassidy plans to take his career. I didn’t like all the songs on the album but most shined through. I’m sure his fan base will love this LP and proclaim it to be a master piece. I can honestly say I’d buy this album. Hopefully the next one is more for me.

12 Responses to “B.A.R.S.
The Barry Adrian Reese Story – Cassidy”

  1. S. Mathis Says:
    November 6th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    I actually bought this album along with Hov’s today in an effort to hear something different. It was my first Cassidy purchase and it will certainly be my last. This album is garbage from the end of ‘My Drink & My 2 Step’ (track #2) to the last track (#14). I was shocked at how bad the production was from beginning to end. Considering that Cassidy saw his life flash before him twice over the last couple of years, I thought we were set for a gem of an album. He should’ve had plenty to reflect on and subsequently write about. Instead we got the lamest of the lame metaphors about gun play and nonsense rants about not snitching. The latter of which demonstrated Cassidy’s complete ignorance, as he uttered the line about not snitching if he saw Bin Laden buying a missile. He joined Cam in the completely clueless idiot category with that one. The difference between the two of them is that Cam has a little more personality, talent, and is far more entertaining to be honest with you. I’m bitterly disappointed in this album/trash. PMD is being way too generous with this review. First person to get at my brother can have the official copy of this album for free. I won’t even allow this trash to take up space on my harddrive/cd case/or cd changer.

  2. Goat Says:
    November 6th, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    S. Mathis is Gillie Da Kid

  3. Mindy Marin Says:
    November 6th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I am 100% certain……

    we should probably get married

  4. Mathis Says:
    November 6th, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    S. Mathis, Goat would like to take that Cassidy album off of your hands.

  5. S. Mathis Says:
    November 6th, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Goat, you should see Mathis about picking up the album.

    November 6th, 2007 at 9:21 pm


  7. Enchantress Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 12:48 am

    I’m feeling that “Misunderstood” song.

  8. S. Mathis Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 7:48 am

    (Confused) is what your actually ‘FEELING.’@ ENCHANTRESS

  9. Mathis Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 9:06 am

    As of November 7, 2007 11:04 AM EST, Cassidy’s album was in transit to my neck of the Stuy Goat.

  10. Mathis Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 11:05 am

    As of November 7, 2007 1:04 AM EST, Cassidy’s album is on the premises Goat. Don’t worry I won’t listen to it before you.

  11. Beggar Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Hey give it to me need something to listen to…

  12. Randy Da hater from Utica Ave. (U.A) Says:
    November 19th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    this dude could write the hottest shit I ever heard and he would still be wack… do you remember on his first album he said this….”ma, you might be as cute as me”….people come on….

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