Country USA
Genre Hip Hop
Years active 10+

2002–05: Split Personality and I'm a Hustla Main articles: Split Personality (Cassidy album) and I'm a Hustla In 2002, Cassidy signed a recording contract with American music producer Swizz Beatz's Full Surface imprint, under the aegis of Ruff Ryders Entertainment and J Records. On November 29, 2003, he released his commercial debut single, "Hotel", featuring R. Kelly. The song reached the Top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] The second single, "Get No Better", features Mashonda. On March 16, 2004, Cassidy released his debut album, Split Personality. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the following month.[2] On March 14, 2005, Cassidy released the single "I'm a Hustla". The next single, "B-Boy Stance", features vocals and production from his mentor, Swizz Beatz. On June 28, 2005, Cassidy released his second studio album, I'm a Hustla. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 93,000 copies sold in the first week.[3] 2006–11: B.A.R.S. and C.A.S.H. Main articles: B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story and C.A.S.H. (album) In 2006, after his release from prison and recovering from an auto accident, Cassidy began work on his third studio album, B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story.[4] The album was released on November 6, 2007, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200, with 63,000 copies sold in the first week.[5] The album was led by the single "My Drink n My 2 Step", featuring vocals and production from Swizz Beatz. In late 2009, Cassidy signed with Carmelo Anthony's label Kross Over Entertainment.[6] While preparing his fourth studio album, he released a mixtape series entitled Apply Pressure. On August 24, 2010, Cassidy released the 5-track EP Face 2 Face, with the promotional single "Face 2 Face".[7] On November 16, 2010, Cassidy's fourth studio album, C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla) was released. On its first week it had sold about 5,200 copies, much lower than his previous studio albums.[8] "Drumma Bass" was the only official single from the album. 2012–present: Mr. Hip-Hop and Da Science On May 21, 2012, Cassidy hosted a release party for his mixtape Mayhem Music.[9] On July 8, 2012, he released the mixtape Mayhem Music: AP3. After fellow Philly rapper Meek Mill said he would battle Cassidy, which Cassidy later said he would accept if the money was right. They participated in a "twitter beef" after which Cassidy released "The Diary of a Hustla" which was originally thought to be a diss towards Meek. This was later refuted by Cassidy.[10] They both were asking for $100,000 each for the battle to take place.[11][12] However, after Meek Mill dissed Cassidy's song "Condom Style" (a remake of Psy's "Gangnam Style") Cassidy released a song titled "Me, Myself & iPhone" where he took shots at Meek Mill.[13][14] Afterwards, Meek Mill responded with the diss track "Repo" which Mill later said would be the final diss record he would release against Cassidy.

[15] Cassidy later said the feud was not personal, saying it was all in the spirit of hip hop.[16] On January 6, 2013 Cassidy released a 10-minute-long diss response titled "Raid".[17] On October 6th, Cassidy released his album Da Science.

Top Tracks

I'm A Hustla (Street Mix/ Dirty Version) 1

I'm A Hustla (Street Mix/ Dirty Version)

Innocent 2


Hotel 3


All By Myself 4

All By Myself

Damn I Miss The Game 5

Damn I Miss The Game

The Problem vs. The Hustla 6

The Problem vs. The Hustla

Done 4 Me 7

Done 4 Me

On The Grind 8

On The Grind

B-Boy Stance 9

B-Boy Stance

Husslin' 10


Top Albums

I'm A Hustla
I'm A Hustla
B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story
B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story
Split Personality
Split Personality


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