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The first MC of significance to be supported by Swizz Beatz's J-affiliated Full Surface label, Cassidy is a fresh-faced Philadelphian who gained a lot of attention as a battle rapper -- with a successful bout against Freeway as one of the first feathers in his cap. People who had been following him through several mixtape appearances were more than a little surprised by the angle taken on his first solo single, "Hotel." Rather than build on his street credibility, Cassidy used the song -- with vocal hooks courtesy of R. Kelly -- to establish himself as an MC who could just deliver a fluffy chart-aimed hit with equal ease. "Hotel" more or less piggybacked Chingy's "Holidae In" as a like-themed tune into the upper reaches of the singles charts, all the while being as light musically as the same rapper's "One Call Away." Split Personality, Cassidy's debut album, arrived just as "Hotel" was peaking, in March of 2004, and debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard album chart. The following year, the MC returned with the harder I'm a Hustla, which was released roughly two weeks after he was charged with a murder that took place in his Philadelphia neighborhood. The extra attention had no negative effect on his career, with 2007's B.A.R.S.: The Barry Adrian Reese Story bowing in the Top Ten of the Billboard album chart; its lead single, "My Drink 'N My Two Step" (also produced by Swizz Beatz), peaked at number 11 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart. ~ Andy Kellman
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    '00s Hip-Hop

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  1.   Song
  2.   Hotel
  3.   6 Minutes featuring Fabolous
  4.   I'm a Hustla
  5.   My Drink N' My 2 Step
  6.   Get No Better
  7.   Can I Talk to You
  8.   My Interpretation
  9.   Cash Rulez
  10.   The Problem vs. The Hustla
  11.   B-Boy Stance
  12.   Real Talk
  13.   One Shot
  14.   On the Grind
  15.   Cash Out
  16.   Cassidy (Anthem)
  17.   Hate Me or Love Me
  18.   Awww S**** by Red Café
  19.   Celebrate
  20.   Where My N****S At
  21.   Pop That Cannon
  22.   Ain't Scared
  23.   Time
  24.   Believe by Jadakiss
  25.   I Get It In
  26.   Wake Up
  27.   Do It Big
  28.   Aint Gonna Happen
  29.   Watcha You Gonna Do
  30.   Peace
  31.   Paper Up
  32.   I'm a G Boy
  33.   Damn I Miss the Game
  34.   I Pray
  35.   I Will Never Tell (Uh Uh)
  36.   Intro (B.A.R.S vs. Da Hustla)
  37.   Take It
  38.   The Message
  39.   So Long
  40.   Kick It Wit You
  41.   A.M. to P.M.
  42.   I'm Hungry
  43.   Husslin'
  44.   C-Bonics
  45.   Girl Like Her by Mya
  46.   Leanin' on the Lord
  47.   Lipstick
  48.   Rondo
  49.   Make U Scream - Part 2 by Juvenile
  50.   She Addicted by Nalia Boss
  51.   Music in My Blood
  52.   High Off Life featuring Junior Reid
  53.   Drumma Bass
  54.   Shut 'Em Up
  55.   Where My N****z At
  56.   All by Myself
  57.   Take a Trip
  58.   I Get My Paper
  59.   Done 4 Me
  60.   Innocent
  61.   Get 'Em
  62.   Bellybutton
  63.   Can't Fade Me by Nas
  64.   Crack
  65.   Around Tha World
  66.   Blood Pressure
  67.   Tha Problem
  68.   All Day All Night by The Game
  69.   Look At Him
  70.   Monsta Muzik
  71.   Around the World
  72.   Face 2 Face

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