By the time Cassie's first album was released in August 2006, her first single had been on the Billboard pop chart for nearly four months and reached nine million plays through her MySpace page. The page, set up in late 2005, was part of a strategy that sparked a lot of chatter and eventually landed the model-turned-vocalist on Diddy's Bad Boy label. With plenty of anticipation already in place, Diddy stepped aside, and allowed his new signing -- along with her musical partner, Ryan Leslie, a studio do-it-all with credits on songs by Britney Spears and Donell Jones -- to run her course. "Me&U," the decidedly unwholesome track that excited so many MySpace users, became one of the spring/summer hits of 2006, following the likes of Ciara's "Goodies" and Teairra Marí's "Make Her Feel Good" as a sexy, assertive single with an intricate and space-filled arrangement that doesn't batter the ears into submission. The looming synthesizer patterns, along with Cassie's upfront vocal, combine with an ice-cream-truck melody to give it a slightly twisted and threatening edge contained by none of its like-sounding predecessors. The second single, the snapping and swirling "Long Way 2 Go," is just as irresistible in its flippant playfulness. Cassie scolds a hopeless suitor with such cutting nonchalance -- she's basically swatting a fly -- that you can see her delivering the lines by cellphone as she eyes a display of designer shoes. As a vocalist, Cassie has enough character and ability to sell her material without fail. And there will never not be a need for a vocalist who doesn't handle each stage of a relationship as if her life depends on it.
- Release Date:
- Bad Boy
Performance CreditsCassie Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Ryan Leslie Piano,Vocals,Various
Galadriel Masterson Vocals
Hopey Rock Guitar,Vocals
Brandee Younger Harp
Technical CreditsEd Woods Executive Producer
Kevin Krouse Engineer
Andre Harris Composer
Harve Pierre Executive Producer
Vidal Davis Composer
Ryan Leslie Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Gwendolyn Niles Executive Producer
Galadriel Masterson Engineer
Hopey Rock Engineer
Angela Beyince Composer
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I don't know about you all out there, but I wasn't expecting Cassie's album to be as good as it is. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. The only thing is, I wish that she would use her voice more! I know it's there. But, there are a few songs that go well with her voice. Overall, this is a good album.
Cassie is 1 of my fave singers. i got this cd and i LUV every song on it. cassie is a beautiful girl with a beautiful voice and all those who rated this album under 4 stars, u r trippin'!!!!!!!!! Every song is sooooooooo good and her voice is unique. it's not the same old boring voice trying 2 sound like other artists. Trust me u won't B disappointed!
i liked the songs. i really did. but cassie has no vocal skills whatsoever. i know she has a voice somewhere inside of her, maybe she's just too scared to use it. i am also a singer/performer, so i know that feeling. i loved the songs, but the vocals were just off. sorry cassie.
The only GOOD songs are Me & U and Long way to Go besides that your wasting your money
I loved Cassie's hit single, "Me & U" and after sampling all of her songs, I am planning on being the first one buying it! I can't wait!
this cd is lame, the only good song is kiss me so ppl dont waste money buyin it.
Cassie's a beautiful girl, and a decent dancer, but her singing voice is plainer, flatter, and thinner than any other artist that's out right now, save for Paris Hilton. The beat to each song is fresh-to-death, and the lyrics are okay, but Cassie's vocals aren't up to par at all.
I love the album but there could have been more songs, besides that the beats are HOT and the lyrics are good
Now, I haven't gotten the CD since it hasn't been released, but I've heard samples of each songs, and I am telling you it's GREAT. It has some great dance tunes- if you're into catching hip hop-poppish dancing ("Me and U") and some of the songs I can really relate to. Trust me, this girl can SING.