Originally Posted by ballistic
i love how everyone makes judgements based on what other people without ever actually listening to an artist. i'll bet anything that the majority of everyone that has posted in here, if not everyone, hasn't even listened to cassidy's first album (title evades me at the moment). when i heard that track 'hotel', i felt the same way as y'all and dismissed it immediately. but then i heard cassidy's album, and he actually is a dope MC. unless you've been in the game for more than five years, nowadays you can't really establish yourself unless you put out a track like 'hotel'. the situation is a bitch, and you can chalk it up to the music industry exploiting inner city conditions and capitalism. but don't hate on cassidy without hearing some of his stuff first...that i'm a hustla track is pretty sick, and definitely one of the better songs on the radio right now. his first album was nice, and i haven't heard his second one yet...anyways, just listen before you judge...
Dude, that may be the unfortunate climate in hip hop 2005....coming into the rap game with some bubblegum songs to get on the radio......but when you come into the rap game with bubblegum shit like HOTEL, and the other shit he did, you basically come in with absolutley no credibility. So when you come out 2 years later talking all this gangster/hustler talk, you look like a complete fake. The way most artists come into the rap game is by laying down harder street tracks and making an name for themselves, building there credibility.....which allows them later in there career to get away with more pop tinged tracks. I think this allows them to have longer careers......it seems like the dudes who do it the opposite...come into the game with pop shit.......dissapear really fast.
I think CASSIDY's marketing team really fucked him, cause I heard he used to be some battle rapper.....but when his cd came out, he was doing those bubblegum songs which were popular 2 years back with CHINGY, JA RULE, etc. This caught people off guard who were expecting some battle raps......that album did mediocre sales.....so now he is trying to come back hard, but I dont think people will buy into it as he is known as a poptart.........he should not have been so fuckin concerned with making the quick paper, and maybe he could would have some credibility now, and a long rap career.