Philadelphia rapper Cassidy is putting on for his city after recruiting a slew of hometown artists from Charli Baltimore to Gillie Da Kid for a new anthem called “City of Slugs.”
The track, which features 15 Philly rappers, showcases Cass giving listeners a dark visual of the City of Brotherly Love.
Cassidy’s new shout out to Philly “City Of Brotherly Slugs” might be a contender for the Guinness World Book of Records when it come to guest features. There are a total of 15 Philly-based rappers that assist Mr. Hip-Hop on his new track: Chic Raw, C.Grand, Rican Bull, Reed Dollaz, Young Chris, E.Ness, Black Deniro, Dark Lo, Charli Baltimore, Gillie Da Kid, Spade-O, Scholito, Cyssero, Biggs and K.Dot. Cassidy paints a grimey picture of the cheesesteak capitol of the world. “We from the gutter, filled with nothing but thugs. A bunch of convicted felons, selling nothing but drugs,” he raps. Lock your doors. (VIBE)
The Philly rapper last made headlines after joining forces with record label executive Daniel Herman‘s Chinga Chang Records in September.
“He’s more of a business partner than [the perception] of me signing him. This deal is a joint venture. Chinga Chang and Larsiny Entertainment are working together and we signed an agreement together to go ahead and release his new album under Chinga Chang Records,” Herman told SOHH. “His album’s going to be called Mr. Hip-Hop. We agree on everything from the state of the hip-hop game to the politics. We’re brothers and you can’t ask for anything more in hip-hop than this kind of collaboration.” (SOHH)
Herman also showered the hip-hop artist with accolades over his veteran status in the rap game.
“Cassidy is the one true lyricist and someone who takes their art in hip-hop,” Daniel added. “Hip-hop is break-dancing and spitting and he’s one of the very few artists that actually takes lyrics to the highest level. He still represents hip-hop. He’s only concerned with his lyrics. So his lyrics have never skipped a beat. That’s what I’ve always respected about him. It’s the lyrics that are the rappers and, in my opinion, Eminem and Cassidy are the best lyricists in the game. When I saw an opportunity to reach out to Cassidy, I had to sit down with the guy.” (SOHH)
Back in May 2009, the “Hustla” explained his resistance in joining a major record label.
“I love hip-hop,” the rapper explained. “I just always wanted to prove that I was better than another rapper. I remember I got on this radio competition in Philly called The Cypher hosted by this DJ named Zulu. I [won] for months at a time. I became a personality, but nobody knew what I looked like. So I started battling dudes face-to-face…The focus and direction of artists [has changed.] It’s bigger than it’s ever been…People [are] making business music as opposed to making good music…Yeah, I don’t want a deal right now. I’d rather have my freedom without people over me telling me what to do. If you was ever in the industry, you’d know what I mean.” (Rolling Out)
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