It’s been almost 7 years since Cassie released her self-titled debut album. Her new mixtape, RockAByeBaby comes as a gift to her supporters.
“Ultimately I wanted to make something to give back to people who have been waiting for so long,” Cassie tells Rap-Up.com. “After this long, if I didn’t come hard with it and come with features and do all the things I needed to do, it would have meant nothing.”
Inspired by Keisha from New Jack City, the 13 tracks feature appearances from Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T,Fabolous, French Montana, Too $hort, Jeremih, and Ester Dean, plus production from Mike WiLL Made It, James Fauntleroy, Rob Holladay, and Da Internz.
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Tagged bad boy, Cassie, comeback, Diddy, Ester Dean, Fabolous, French Montana, Jeremih, Meek Mill, mixtape, PUSHA T, rick ross, Rock-A-Bye-Baby, Too Short, wiz khalifa
Athletic goods retailer Reebok on Thursday terminated its relationship with rapper Rick Ross, whose song featuring lyrics that seem to boast about drugging and raping a woman has caused an uproar.
“While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse,” Reebok, a subsidiary of Germany company Adidas, said in a statement.
“At this time, it is in everyone’s best interest for Reebok to end its partnership with Mr. Ross,” it said.
Ross had an endorsement deal with the company and promoted its shoes in print and TV commercials.
Women’s rights organizations and some politicians have been calling for protests and boycotts over the Miami-based rapper’s song “U.O.E.N.O.,” a January release that contains lyrics that seem to refer to drugging and having sex with a woman who is unaware of what is happening.
Some radio stations dropped the record from their playlists, a parents’ watchdog protested and women’s rights advocates have posted video on YouTube objecting to the song.
The song contains the lines: “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it, I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” Molly is slang for the drug MDMA.
Ross denied the lyric in question condones rape, saying the lyrics have been misinterpreted.
Pop the Molly I’m sweatin’!….Dropped!!
Cassie “makes music to numb your brain…”
#RockaByeBaby, the new mixtape from Cassie, will be available in just nine days, and to kick off the countdown she just dropped the visual for her single “Numb.”
Cas has been hyping her #RockaByeBaby mixtape for a minute now and since she hasn’t released a record since 2006, folks are waiting to see if she can get some hits under her belt without the help of ex-beau Ryan Leslie. Back in December she told The Source that she’s evolved since her “Me & U” days and she now feels like she’s a more well-rounded artist.
“I’ve learned that it’s okay to make mistakes. There is ALWAYS room for growth and change. I’ve learned to speak up creatively.[...]I’ve been working on my mixtape and album simultaneously for the past year. I feel that it’s a level of music that I haven’t been able to explore as an artist yet. It’s a tougher side of my personality. I feel confident now that it sounds its best and that people will really appreciate it. My music is so much more personal to me now. Everything I do reflects that. The music is coming naturally, the more I grow personally.”
Catch the new video below:
What do you think? Is your brain numb?
MTV recently released the top 10 hottest MC’s in the game, and with no further ado, here’s who made the list:
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. 2 Chainz
3. Rick Ross
6. Big Sean
7. Kanye West
8. A$AP Rocky
10. Meek Mill
Do you agree with the list?
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Tagged 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Drake, Future, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Nas, rick ross
Rapper Rick Ross was the target of a assassination attempt shooting in Fort Lauderdale early Monday morning.
Fort Lauderdale Police confirmed to The Huffington Post that William Roberts, Ross’s real name, was a passenger in a Rolls Royce that crashed into an apartment building off busy Los Olas Avenue around 5 a.m. Witnesses said the Rolls struck the wall after it lost control as “dozens” of shots were fired at the vehicle. No one was injured.
NBC6 reports the gunfire came from another vehicle that was also traveling eastbound on Los Olas, but no arrests have been made.
According to WSVN, witnesses said Ross had been celebrating his birthday at the nearby Floridian restaurant.
The restaurant was also struck in the hail of gunfire, reports the Miami Herald. On lookers there said they heard about 15 shots.