our score: 2.5 out of 5.0
After months and months of steady air play with “Hotel,” Cassidy’s duet with
R&B songster R. Kelly, we finally get to hear what Cassidy can do on his own,
and it is not always what we expected.
While "Hotel's” groove looms long in your head (and I'll mention only in passing
that R. Kelly did kinda borrow a bit from his own tune "Fiesta" for “Hotel”),
it is more in the R&B/pop genre and Cassidy, true to the CD's title, tries
to work both sides of his persona.
Not content to be a smooth or slow jam rapper, he beats out some great
Hip-Hop revelry cries as "Get No Better," "The Pump, and "I'm Hungry." As
these are all decent refrains, they don't compare to "Make You Scream,"
which features Snoop Dogg and "Can I talk To Ya," a partnership with
All in all, it makes one wonder if Cassidy is destined to live in "collaboration" hell or can he really situate himself on his own for a full
Regardless, it's nice to see some more musical talent to emerge from
Philadelphia (Cassidy’s home base), which has been in a dry spell sine the
much lauded Gamble and Huff/Philly Soul days.
liked Split Personality ...
3. The Problem
4. Pop That Cannon
6. Come On
7. You're the One
8. Bang Out
9. Makin' All the Money
10. Can I Talk to Ya
11. I'll Make You Scream
12. The Pump
13. Interpretation of the Industry
14. Yeah Yeah
15. Blood Pressure
16. Do It for Me
18. Tic Toc
20. I'm Hungry
21. Take It
22. What It Is