News: Cassidy Responds To Meek Mill's $100K Battle Challenge [Audio]
Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 11:50PM
Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has heard Meek Mill's $100,000 battle rap challenge and stepped up over the weekend to publicly react to the unexpected opportunity.
Cass said as long as Meek is behind the challenge, he is down to get back into a battle rap.
"Well, you know, that's what I do, man. I mean, I'm cut from that cloth. I started off with battling so I'm into that but ever since I got a deal and started getting money up in this industry, it wasn't really beneficial for me to battle especially with a bunch of those dudes that are battling all the time," Cass said in an interview with radio host Q Deezy. "I know I'ma bite they head off but it's like, really, what am I going to get out of it? ... Meek got that wave right now, he a household name, bigging him up -- we definitely can get a nice crowd, get some crazy sponsors and get some chicken up. So it'll be beneficial for me to do something like that." (Q Deezy)
This week, Meek broke the news of his interest to show off his battle skills once more.
"I'm a leader. I don't follow people. We have a lane to take this to another level where a whole 'nother money circuit could open up. I'm a leader. I'm willing to take the leadership and when I take that leadership, don't be mad when I'm the only one getting that leader money and you might be battling for a little 40 or 50 grand because I'm the one that took the chance to open the door. You gotta have a hundred [thousand dolloars] or better. I can't do it for free. That ain't my lane. Win, lose or draw, just for even stepping on the court. Just to step in. ... They got a million sponsors that'd love to have Meek Mill with that banner in the back for them going in to 20,000 people because when I battle, it ain't going to be 5,000, it's going to be 20,000 people or better. I ain't doing no home court advantages. ... I think I'd [match up] Cassidy and [Murda] Mook right now. That'd be crazy right there. I'd do Cassidy and Mook. ... Cassidy ain't been in a battle but everybody knows, Cassidy, that's what he do." (The Warner Sound)
Last year, Cassidy spoke to SOHH and christened himself the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. of battle rapping.
"Even with my battle rapping, that whole little lane was created not just through me, but mainly through artists like me. Before most battle rappers got their success, that's what I was doing and that was the direction that I was going in. I'm still undefeated. I'm like the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. with it. So I feel like I should get more credit than I do and I feel there's a certain amount of people in the world that know what I do but I'm just talking about the masses. The majority of people don't really know what I'm capable of." (SOHH Underrated)
Over the summer, rap veteran Canibus issued a statement after whipping out a notebook to assist in a broadcast battle.
"A few days before the KOTD Vendetta event, I was abducted by human blood sucking leeches who did not make their identity known, but I assume were agents of the dark world. While in my vehicle ready to pay for a toll, a helicopter attached with a satellite device that promotes fear flew directly over me. Upon being aware of what was happening I decided to escape on foot and flee from this radioactive device that can cause mental and emotional harm to any man- Even a man who possesses the brain waves of a complicated degree such as myself. As I abandoned my vehicle, I got to a fence and as I climbed underneath, the helicopter got visual contact on its target and there was nothing I could do. Completely lost in a parallel universe I was removed from consciousness and as I woke up I had secret agents of some kind asking me why I decided to battle in this event that was being broadcasted world-wide. I explained to them it was strictly Hip Hop related but they did not believe me. They used Chinese water torture methods at first to try to break my spirits to no avail. They attached wires to my skull and moved on to "Alternative 2." They then inquired about my knowledge of secret societies and about my experiences in the military." (Canibus' Tumblr)
Check out Cassidy's interview: