Cassie: The new Ciara?

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Well, I was bored and was flicking through radio stations and I heard this really spacy, sort of Gary Numan-esque r&b song. Way awesome. So I did some resarch, and it's called "Me & U" by this newcome named Cassie.

http://www.cassieworld.com/


The other songs on her site are great as well. Her voice is pretty thin, but the production quite great.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Saturday, 13 May 2006 01:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

i got home from a party last night at 3 am after having sold $140 worth of found books back the college bookstore with friends and smoking weed for hours, going first to a party that was remotely broadcast live on the radio, and then to see the (excellent) david bowie cover band, and 'me & u' sounded great.

ell eff, Saturday, 13 May 2006 14:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, when I first heard this on the radio...I told a car full of friends to all shut the fuck up or get out.
Great tune.

astronautagogo (astronautagogo), Monday, 15 May 2006 01:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

ooh i will have to check out her other songs - i've had 'me & u' since last summer and it's incredible.

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 15 May 2006 07:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

she didn't remind me so much of ciara as teairra marí.

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 15 May 2006 07:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

lovin it.

pisces (piscesx), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 09:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
beautiful - when that hooky synth in "me and you" kicks in, it reminds me of the welcome back kotter theme.

gaseous (gaseous), Monday, 12 June 2006 20:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

My favorite song that's currently on the radio!

(sorry, E-40)

naus (Robert T), Monday, 12 June 2006 21:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

nice song

Guy Incognito (Guy Incognito), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 02:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wha? It's on Bad Boy?!

naus (Robert T), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 04:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

The first thing this thread made me think of was this:

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 04:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Me and U" is really good but I feel like it's still kind of a pale imitation of "Don't Cha."

31g (31g), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 05:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

It is, but it's also awesome. And as Dontcha is now Heineken, Me and U will suffice.

js (honestengine), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 11:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
Surprisingly, the entire album is excellent (and really short)! She doesn't have a very strong voice, but she's got tons of charisma, and the production is all-around excellent. I hope she stays around for a while.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Thursday, 3 August 2006 07:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

I hope this is good! The bass in the chorus of "Me & U" is the best sound ever.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 07:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

i'd love to hear the album - i'm completely obsessed with cassie's voice right now. she goes to such an extreme of eschewing melisma, there's this incredibly alluring combination of blankness/sadness/dread/disinterest, shifting between these according to the lyrics, which she enunciates really precisely.

i really love the follow-up single too, 'long way 2 go' - "i know you wanna meet me/cos your girlfriend wanna be me"

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 3 August 2006 08:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

this thread needs to be a lot longer than it is!

each summer for the past few years, there's been one sparse, simple, understated, almost nothingy r&b single amidst the massive summer bangers - 'never leave you', 'move ya body', 'pon de replay'. obviously 'me & u' is a lot darker (she sounds almost scared in it, like she's spent so much time planning this bedroom liaison with military precision - clipped vocals, everything rigorously in place - and now she doesn't quite know what to do)

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 3 August 2006 08:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

It's my second favourite song of the year.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 08:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

"I hope this is good! The bass in the chorus of "Me & U" is the best sound ever."

Er... Bass? And just when I've been remarking on it as yet another example of an excellent pop/r'n'b record that works despite the absence of bass! ;) It's suggestively empty, airy, and delicately balanced - with an incredible openness, like the r'n'b equivalent of a Zen rock garden. But all with no integrating bass, with the exception of the booming kick drum. Are there different versions / mixes about? Or am I just being obtuse in not acknowledging that synth-cello line in the chorus as 'bass'?

(The clip is most excellent, by the way. Just her dancing about in front of a mirror. Simplicity, perfection. With Cassie gratuitously dousing herself in a bottle of water somewhere towards the end ;) )

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Thursday, 3 August 2006 09:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I think I must mean the synth-cello - I've only seen the clip and heard it on the radio, and in those mediums that resonant low synth is like an evil techstep record.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 09:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

It's precisely because there is no bass in the record otherwise that these bits work so effectively. Such creeping menace!

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 09:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

it's the same synth-cello beloved of scott storch in 50 cent productions and so on (where it's kind of used as this "hard gangsta" signifier), except with those it's seamlessly integrated into all these other shiny sounds, on 'me & u' there's virtually nothing else which amps up the dread even more.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 3 August 2006 10:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

This girl is all frosting, no cake.

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Thursday, 3 August 2006 11:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like the thought of the almost melisma-less Cassie as being 'cool', in contrast to the hotness and chaos that edge-of-ignition warbles like Beyonce's "Deja Vu" have. Whereas that style is delivered in count-down-to-blast-off mode, Cassie's vocals are just so icy and still.

The links with 'Move Your Body', 'Never Leave You' are OTM. I wonder what other songs belong in this chain/constellation?

BTW - she is frost-y, not frost-ing! Who wants cake, anyway? ;) Give me icing any day.

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Thursday, 3 August 2006 11:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

yes it's the stillness which is so compelling - it's a real rarity in r&b.

cassie's total ice. the only vocal comparison which really fits is teairra mari, but teairra's icy cos she's angry, and she's definitely not blank or disinterested.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 3 August 2006 11:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm not disputing that she's doing something wildly different from everyone else and that's what everyone is finding intriguing about her; my only point is that, for me, a little bit goes a very very very VERY long way.

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Thursday, 3 August 2006 11:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

I think I like the second single even more.

The album's very short -- 35 mins, a la all those Carter Administration Def Jam albums, and no trace of Diddy -- and very top-heavy.

Luis Skank Bloc Polonia (Andy_K), Thursday, 3 August 2006 11:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Tim: Do yourself a favor and listen on headphones/anything where you can get a good stereo effect. It becomes 10 times better. Each sound is isolated in its own little pocket, never interacting with anything else in the song. It's like piling on a couple more bagfulls of ice.

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

Every time I download it it's 20 minutes of skips and whistles :-(

I'm hoping to be given the CD single to review when it finally comes out here.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like this song a lot, but then I've only heard it in the liquor store. Its playing literally every time I go shopping for beer. So maybe my reaction is pavlovian.

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

This is way better than "Don cha"

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

Could someone with a leaked / promo version of the LP post a tracklisting? Love everything I've got so far although "Just Friends" is my summer jam (a year old and all).

Mallory L . O'Donnell (That Bitch Camille), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yes I agree with that. "Don't Cha" isn't even the best Pussycat Dolls single.

I think this is maybe the most severe psuedo-crunk R&B track - "Oh" is its only challenger, and I think this sounds even emptier than that, though "Oh" does have some raw blemished grunt in its favour.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Deej did you get my e-mail?

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

No i didnt! i wonder if it was spam filtered?

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

No I think I had some general problems with e-mail that day (this was about two/three weeks ago maybe?) - I will e-mail again.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

17) that cassie "me & you" video is so sexy i can't even handle it.
-- jaxon (jaso...), August 1st, 2006 4:05 PM. (jaxon) (admin) (userip)

jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Luis. No "Just Friends." I cry now.

Mallory L . O'Donnell (That Bitch Camille), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

This song has majorly grown on me over the last couple months. I love singing along to "tell me if you like it!"

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 3 August 2006 21:59 (8 years ago) Permalink


>For those who don't have a good copy

(No idea if I'm doing the html right.)

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

Let's try again.

>For those who don't have a good copy

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

That one worked.

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and mod-people, that isn't a direct link.

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 3 August 2006 22:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Cassie's the new Amerie. like duh. they even look alike

jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 3 August 2006 23:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Amerie was/is the old/new LeToya.

Luis Skank Bloc Polonia (Andy_K), Friday, 4 August 2006 00:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

I thought Cherish was the new Ciara

moriarty (moriarty), Friday, 4 August 2006 02:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, that Cherish song is so horrible ("Do It To It").

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Friday, 4 August 2006 02:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like "Do It To It".

It's Rodney, assume the position! (R. J. Greene), Friday, 4 August 2006 04:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

I thought Cherish was the new Ciara

how do professional musicians keep up the pace?

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Friday, 4 August 2006 04:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

Here's the proper tracklist:

Cassie-Cassie-(Retail)-2006-H3X

01. Me & U 3:12
02. Long Way 2 Go 3:40
03. About Time 3:33
04. Kiss Me 4:07
05. Call U Out 3:32
06. Just One Nite 4:06
07. Hope You're Behaving (Interlude) 0:36
08. Not With You 3:17
09. Ditto 3:34
10. What Do U Want 3:13
11. Miss Your Touch 2:33

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Friday, 4 August 2006 06:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

'long way 2 go' is so good; she's so detached it's virtually spoken word.

The Lex (The Lex), Friday, 4 August 2006 07:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

Luis Skank Bloc Polonia (Andy_K), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

that Do It To It song is a complete rip of Ciara's "Oh". i thought it was some Target commercial at first.

jaxon (jaxon), Friday, 4 August 2006 15:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Do It To It" is like the '00s version of "Land of a Thousand Dances." They're both pretty annoying.

clotpoll (Clotpoll), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

I find it kind of intriguing to note that my three favourite songs this year are "In White Rooms", "Me & U" and "Silent Shout", which are united by a verging-on-severe chill formalism - total pop degree zero.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 5 August 2006 06:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

It's a chilly year, Tim!

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

Catherine, I was pleased to note you've been listening to The Blue Nile!

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

Who are also a rather shimmery, frosty bunch, I feel.

(I've been listening to Luomo, also, while we're on the topic of icy pleasure.)

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

New Luomo album soon! I'm excited. Catherine did you like that Vladislav Delay remix of Rhythm & Sound's "Truly" on that comp I gave you. Delay and Luomo are the same person if you didn't already know.

(sorry everyone else, this is wandering off topic)

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 5 August 2006 11:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

I can kind of picture Paul Buchanan's voice working over "Me & You"'s icy backdrop

gaseous (gaseous), Saturday, 5 August 2006 18:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

Actually, no, his voice has too much presence..

gaseous (gaseous), Saturday, 5 August 2006 18:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

I may never understand what it is people like about this kind of flat disengagement.

I also may never understand how an artist or songwriter goes about deciding whether a song will be a "You" track or a "U" track. I really wish people would stop doing the latter.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Saturday, 5 August 2006 18:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ur no fun.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

"I can kind of picture Paul Buchanan's voice working over "Me & You"'s icy backdrop"

Surely it's only a matter of time before Junior Boys release a cover of "Me & U".

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

"I also may never understand how an artist or songwriter goes about deciding whether a song will be a "You" track or a "U" track."

I think it gets sent to a special committee. It's tried out in various focus groups. And then they just pull one out of a hat and go with it.

Catherine Ryan (and so this is catherine), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

For those of you who are interested in such details, the real simple falling down blip line in "Me & U" is in the clave rhythm.

This track is good - very good; stunning, in fact - but it doesn't move me as much as "Oh." Neither does Ciara's "Get Up" for that matter, though that's a good track too. My problem with each is that when the vocals coalesce into melody it's what I call "standard '00s r&b melody" (which I can't explain any better than that) (and "Get Up" does go into interesting pastorale moods, it's a fascinating song in a lot of ways, just doesn't make my heart disintegrate); and I'm just not a fan of "standard '00s r&b melody." I'll have to give more thought as to why. I think "Me & U" needs even more chill, and the tune even less melody.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

There's a question: how near can you approach to complete stillness (or dead silence) and still be a pop record?

moriarty (moriarty), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

Frank I know what you mean I think - the intersection b/w the arrangement and the vocal on "Oh" is definitely more startling and unusual. But I quite like the way the vocal melody on "Me & U" speeds up for the chorus (alongside that insistent itchy percussion), as if it's falling forward inevitably, like the body stirring and responding to stimuli.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 6 August 2006 03:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Was just listening to Pink's "Is It Love," a slow sing-song chant from '99 (and one of the most intense things she's ever recorded), and was thinking that that was the kind of melody I'd want "Me & U," something as insistent and repetitive as the accompaniment. Obviously, Pink doesn't do iciness, but I think her type of singing could work very well on this (though it'd be very different).

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 04:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard this yet, but reading all the "Oh" comparisons makes me realize that I absolutely must hear it immediately.

aaron d.g. (aaron d.g.), Sunday, 6 August 2006 05:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

Frank I love "Is It Love". When I first heard that Missundaztood was going to be kinda confessional, I imagined a whole album like that. But it's still something of a one-of-a-kind.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 6 August 2006 09:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

frank totally otm with the crunk-pastorale thing on 'get up' (which is exactly why that song makes my heart disintegrate)

The Lex (The Lex), Sunday, 6 August 2006 14:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

Even with my reservations about the vocals, I'm switching over to the majority here: "Me & U" is monstrously, megalithically powerful. And to think so much of the power comes from those little high blips. Those blips just kick ass. Hey, love them kick-ass blips, babe.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 15:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

I find it kind of intriguing to note that my three favourite songs this year are "In White Rooms", "Me & U" and "Silent Shout", which are united by a verging-on-severe chill formalism - total pop degree zero.

-- Tim Finney (tfinne...), Yesterday.

It's a chilly year, Tim!

-- Catherine Ryan (cjrya...), Yesterday.

Worth repeating

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 August 2006 16:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

me & u remixes plus tools:

http://www.discobelle.net/2006/07/14/you-and-me-cassie/

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, 6 August 2006 19:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

i can't wait to listen to the acapella on repeat over some basic channel beats

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, 6 August 2006 19:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

well, maybe, maybe not

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, 6 August 2006 19:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

The absence of melisma sits well with the early 80s ish textures on the synths, Im liking this a lot. Only problem- Snare could be better (but then again there are whole R'n'B tracks where the ONLY good ting is the snare...)

gekoppel (Gekoppel), Sunday, 6 August 2006 20:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

anyone know who does the 'me and u' remix on her myspace page? and where to get it?

link: http://www.myspace.com/cassiemyspacemusic

jaime (jaime), Saturday, 19 August 2006 00:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

she can not sing. not at all. can't even lip-sync to her own song.
can't dance--and her stylist needs to be fired.

see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsIaRm2vqKg

sonore (sonore), Saturday, 19 August 2006 01:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

...and yet I still like her.

naus (Robert T), Saturday, 19 August 2006 02:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

i thought the current video was the hottest thing i'd ever seen until i saw this old video. YOWZA. i am in lurve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7mKlCRLOxU

jaxon (jaxon), Saturday, 19 August 2006 03:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

sorry, that video looks bad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dLv3fbGcUw

jaxon (jaxon), Saturday, 19 August 2006 03:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wow! This album is the RnB ansa to 'Anniemal'. I love it!

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Saturday, 19 August 2006 21:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

She will never open for String Cheese Incident.

Andy_K (Andy_K), Saturday, 19 August 2006 21:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

She's also the RnB, female, Chet Baker, for what it's worth.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Saturday, 19 August 2006 21:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

I dont understand either comparison. Elucidate?

deej.. (deej..), Saturday, 19 August 2006 22:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like this album, especially "Long Way To Go".

The future of Rodney got a -- (R. J. Greene), Sunday, 20 August 2006 01:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

she is so fucking hot.

the song is fucking hot.

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Sunday, 20 August 2006 07:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

"'long way 2 go' is so good; she's so detached it's virtually spoken word."

its more like prince on irrestible bitch or something.

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Sunday, 20 August 2006 08:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

does anyone know who produced her album? they are fucking great.

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Sunday, 20 August 2006 08:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ryan Leslie

The future of Rodney got a -- (R. J. Greene), Sunday, 20 August 2006 08:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

i love it when they try to get scandalous
even though they know they really can't handle it
(they can't handle it?) they can't handle it
tryna take me out to dinner - i cancel it

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 21 August 2006 09:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

I love that bit!

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 21 August 2006 09:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

i have to rewind that verse every time i hear it!

i love how she uses exactly the same vocal strategy on 'long way 2 go' as on 'me & u' to completely different effect

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 21 August 2006 09:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

OMG mindmeld, I heard that section for the first time and had to rewind it immediately! Handle it = Destinys Child reference, but 'i cancel it' sounds like something from the fannypack album. RoXOr.

alext (alext), Monday, 21 August 2006 09:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

i really like the line just after it too - "if you wanna get to know me, first of all / you should never try to get too personal", the sudden switch from sassy you're-not-getting-any teasing to this kind of sad-detached emotional barrier she's putting up around herself. and the contradiction of it too - how do you get to know someone without getting personal?

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 21 August 2006 09:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

you get your people to call her people....

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Monday, 21 August 2006 10:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

She's kind of like a courtesan innit.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 21 August 2006 10:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

shes an upscale, icily detached yet teasingly available high school escort.

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Monday, 21 August 2006 10:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

she sounds like she doesnt really know what she wants actually in that lyric. typical indecisve teenage tease.

has anyone seen her TRL performance? its pretty bad, although she is actually quite endearing in it. she has a great smile and that strange combination of innocence/adolescent clunkiness/sweetness. she was trying to dance all sexily in the performance, but whether its because the moves just werent too good or that she isnt the best dancer, it just ended up looking funny.

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Monday, 21 August 2006 10:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

today i really really love the break into those dreamy strings at the end of 'long way 2 go'.

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 09:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

The she says "personal" like "person-all" is grebt too.

Rodn y Greene (R. J. Greene), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 13:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

Eh, 'Me & You' is good enough, a little underwhelming. In a similar vien I prefer Amerie's 'Touch'.

chap who would dare to start Raaatpackin (chap), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 16:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't really thing her voice is any thinner than Ciara's. Also, I like her better.

trees (treesessplode), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 16:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

cassie is much much cuter than ciara.

titchyschneider (titchyschneider), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 16:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

The single makes her vocal range seem much more limited than it actually is.

Rodn y Greene (R. J. Greene), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 16:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

the album has a harp on it!!!

(it is also v good, if a little more inviting than i was expecting)

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 4 September 2006 06:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

a few potentially coherent late-night reflections:

* I love Ciara but Cassie's part-Filipina-ness is almost a trump card
* she hails from the Long Day's Journey Into Night town
* the erotic subtext (supertext just about) vs. detached delivery = cool evocation of post-industrial nightlife meat-market malaise? = half-hearted surrender to/embrace of the meat-market model of urban social interaction OR mere happy-accident tension betw unpolished vox & run-of-the-mill r&b motifs?
* the bittersweet emaciation of Me & U's falling clave blips is almost snap
* Long Way 2 Go has a sorta baroque video-game aesthetic that I can get behind in a big way
* Ryan Leslie's original ideal/masterplan for Cassie: "multi-ethnic, non-genre specific voice" vs. the actual reality of "non-ethnic, multi-genre specific voice"??

HMMMM

Roque Strew (RoqueStrew), Monday, 4 September 2006 09:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

Also I wanna know what Andy Doubtbeat means!

Roque Strew (RoqueStrew), Monday, 4 September 2006 09:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

This might actually be my album of the year. I'm thinking that a better comparison might be "cassie - the new Aalyiah?". She obviously sounds a bit uncertain here and there but Aalyiah had a few years before turning into the icy diva that she'll be remembered as. If Cassie can develop a bit more charisma and effortless class, she might be really great. If not, she'll still have a very sexy debut.

Baaderonixx: the lost ILX years (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 16:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

Also I wanna know what Andy Doubtbeat means!

Are you referring to my last post? It was just a silly response to the "But she can't even sing!" nonsense. (Plus, it's probably the truth as well.) I could've also posted "I might like Shellac if Steve Albini could belt like Paul Rodgers."

Andy_K (Andy_K), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 17:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

the album has like 2 or 3 other good songs on it. that last le tigre track? wtf

jaxon (jaxon), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 17:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

Aaliyah is definitely the album this reminds me of most. It's definitely got that same sort of sheeny future-soul vibe.

Post-Rodney (But no one called it that at the time) (R. J. Greene), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 18:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

did anyone else hear the teairra marí album last year? that's still the closest comparison, for me, though i see how cassie's similar to aaliyah too. ciara is a bit of a red herring.

i really love the whole album.

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 09:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

The seriously seriously underestimated Teairra album was one of my favorites last year -- the back half is nearly flawless, but there were no singles from it. Cassie's singles are stronger, though her nonsingles are considerably weaker.

Andy_K (Andy_K), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 10:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

cassie's nonsingles were a bit of a curveball for me - i'm not convinced they're weaker, though, so much as they undercut the persona which cassie's built up in the singles - glacial, emotionally reticent, unwilling to give too much of herself away - and reveal that underneath she's actually warm and inviting. whereas the teairra nonsingles totally reinforced the glacial hard bitch persona she'd cultivated on the singles, removing the odd conflict between the two personae which i find on the cassie album.

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 10:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
NATASHA: THE NEW CASSIE?

i love love love 'hey hey hey' and 'so sick'...

lex pretend, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 14:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

link?

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 14:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

I love "Hey Hey Hey", but I find the vocals in "So Sick" really annoying.

Cassie's got a new album coming out this year, that should be great.

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 14:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

i need to download this album. i love me & u, but i feel kinda like a perv listening to it so i usually go with the remix w/diddy. bad boys the empire!

artdamages, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 14:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

the vocals in 'so sick' are ridiculous...she sings ONE really really high-pitched note for the entirety of the verse, and the chorus is that half-rapped half-sung thing, and the beat of course is barely there, but it totally worms its way into your head, and each tiny tiny detail is totally magnified. her arrogance is v fun and endearing, too.

www.myspace.com/natashaishere

lex pretend, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 14:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

wait how old is cassie?

artdamages, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 14:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

cassie is 20
according to her song natasha is 17

lex pretend, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 14:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

woow - 'So Sick' is pretty audacious. I don't know yet if it's the most irritating thing I've heard, but kudos for trying

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 15:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

Natasha's voice makes me want to take a hacksaw to my ears.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 20:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

you all say this, now. you will be singing it yourself soon.

lex pretend, Thursday, 1 March 2007 09:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

pharrel should hire chomsky or robert van winkle, or maybe slip hammer some ketamine or something, to shoot 'clipse' in his arm & i pray natasha cuts uffie's throat 'from ear to ear,' the only time she could genuinely smile being engaged with such a failure of a producer-- i just hope she finds me first!!

luriqua, Thursday, 1 March 2007 09:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Just discovering her album. It's tremendous! I prefer it to the new Amerie and Rihanna.

Long Way 2 Go hooked me in (funny MySpace-themed video!) and it's the delightful pop of Ditto and smouldering of Kiss Me that I'm currently stuck on.

Alba, Monday, 28 May 2007 13:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Rumor has it she got dropped from Bad Boy.

This makes me a sad panda.

The Brainwasher, Sunday, 17 June 2007 16:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

Siik (the dude who made that jazzy remix of Amerie's "1 Thing" a couple years back also remixed "Me & U" and again, it sounds like a completely different song. It's great.

Wookie Rookie, Sunday, 17 June 2007 16:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah the siik remix is pretty awesome

i guess the album didnt sell v. well? cuz it pretty much ruled from end to end (a lot of this was leslies production, anyone know anything else of note hes done?)

nervous, Sunday, 17 June 2007 21:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

cassie :(

the other two noteworthy ryan leslie productions i've heard - both v much in the same gently minimalist vein - are the new megan rochell single, 'my mistake', and 'like that', off the jojo album. both v well worth hearing.

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 June 2007 21:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

is the whole jojo album worth checking out? i hadnt seen the list of producers till just now, a veritable whos who of hiphop-pop crossover appeal

nervous, Sunday, 17 June 2007 21:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

it is, mostly - it's not exactly consistent but she does a v good beyonce impression on the swizz beats track, the storch one is surprisingly r leslie-esque (thought that was his one for ages), there's a really nice digitised country thing...

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 June 2007 21:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i didn't realise this before i heard the new album but jojo can really sing

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 June 2007 21:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

BOOOOOO. "Sometimes" is great!

Tape Store, Monday, 18 June 2007 01:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Turns out she wasn't dropped by Bad Boy thankfully. New album Still Cassie due out in October.

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 08:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

YEAHH!

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 08:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

The new single is kinda mediocrish.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 21:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

YOU'RE WRONG.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 21:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

Well, if you say.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

Exactly.

"Me & U" = Sinister and Seductive
"Sometimes" = Unsure and Sweet

They use the same sound effects, and they're both based around the same setup (verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge for "Me & U"/guest spot for "Sometimes"-chorus). They're like cousin tracks...Obv. "Me & U" is better, but "Sometimes" goes down just as easily.

"Me & U" >>>>> "Sometimes" >> "Long Way 2 Go"

Tape Store, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I want this album. Sure, as a single, "Turn the Lights Off" is a bit of a letdown, but I now prefer "Is It You" to "Sometimes" and maybe even "Me & U." That fuzzy guitar, the perfect structure and hook. Oh, and Cassie sound sweet and soulful...it's perfect.

Tape Store, Sunday, 14 October 2007 03:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

This thread is absurd without pictures! "Me & U" is CLASSIC.

Spencer Chow, Sunday, 14 October 2007 03:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

Is It You

Tape Store, Sunday, 14 October 2007 03:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

Tape Store, Sunday, 14 October 2007 18:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

random YouTube commenter OTM:

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wow cassie is actually getting better at singing! she can now be up their with hilary duff! keep going cassie i always knew you had potential

Alex in Baltimore, Sunday, 14 October 2007 18:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

OK OK. I underestimated this "Turn the Lights Off" track, but I'm not going for this "In Love With the DJ" one. BLAAAH.

Cassie,
Based on those first three tracks, this could be my number one album of the year. Don't fuck up! <3
-tape store

Tape Store, Saturday, 20 October 2007 03:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

Shit, I never heard Me&U before I clicked on this thread. So daringly empty, Its basically her and that snare for the first minute. I dig minimalism.

I know, right?, Saturday, 20 October 2007 12:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

uh, not to keep bumping this, but I just listened to "Sometimes" with the bass up. There's this fucking amazing growling noise going on throughout the entire thing. AWESOME.

Tape Store, Saturday, 27 October 2007 01:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Sometimes" is still the best leaked song IMO... followed by "Turn The Lights Off"

The album is due out in February now, btw.

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 27 October 2007 01:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YlcdSVZA80

Tape Store, Sunday, 3 February 2008 07:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

The first single from her new album is called "Official Girl". Produced by Danja, should leak any day now...

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

!!!!!!!!!!

Tape Store, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Best album of the year, i bet!

Tape Store, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

not to jinx it or anything

Tape Store, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

btw, where'd you hear that? Google says nothing.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

oops. wikipedia, i see

Tape Store, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually she said it on 106 & Park today

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

jeez, you guys sure know how to pick a random-ass singer to obsess over. I just saw Step Up 2 The Streets and she's only in it for like 5 minutes, but I'll leave it up to you to decide whether that's worth camping outside the movie theatre for.

Alex in Baltimore, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah i respect you two dudes but this cassie obsession boggles me

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

'me + u' is classic for all time but i don't see much beyond that tbh

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tape Store has been notoriously SUSPECT
getting all !!!!!!!! about 'produced by danja' is pretty weird

that said, j0rdan ... "Is It You"? She's got some great other tracks, its just

deej, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

tbh my interest was peaked by produced by danja

i mean he coaxed a good song out of lifeless 07 britney, i don't see why he couldn't do the same for cassie

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

plus last year alone he had production credits on the only two good songs on the timbaland album, 2 of the 4 great songs on the t.i. album + we takin over so i'll check for his shit for at least the rest of this year

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

but shes already got good producers??? why have we been led to believe anything great will come from this, danja has some great beats, some wack ones, just like anyone else. i dont get why anyone would be all :D !!! DANJAHANDS!!! and i dont even hate the dude like RTC does

deej, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

im taking the middle road here! you & alex were hating

deej, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

This moment when the singer/producer dynamic-duo falters for the first time is usually the beginning of the end of something great though. I mean... great songs have come out of Amerie and Kelis working with producers other than their original partners-in-crime, but there's a whole loss of innoncence / kicked out of Eden vibe to it all isn't there.

Tim F, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 07:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

but there's a whole loss of innoncence

but tapestore still likes it! oh wait that was a typo wasnt it.

anwyay yeah SUSPECT isnt the half. hard to fathom how anyone with an appreciation of cassie's uh fragile fortes wouldnt be imagining this collabo with some tredipation - ok granted there've been moments when danja suggests he could be a sensitive match (the offbeat kath mcphee & nikki flores teenpop stuff in particular) but if he goes and does his usual and britneys it she'll just get swallowed right up, surely. even furtadoing it would probably be too strong (not to mention it being straight uninteresting).

4 the record i think danja is potentially a monster producer but kinda needs to get out from under the timbrella now, especially following his showstopping cameo on 'i get naked'. otherwise yes wearisomely overrated, and never more so than when caught up in some tryhard's "nu-hiphouse omg omg i like dance" baby steps cobblers.

r|t|c, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 14:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha errr i have not a bit of anger in me and that post still managed to come out gunning dudes? these fingers are kinda possessed.

r|t|c, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 14:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

LOL. I'm not obsessed with Cassie, I just think her first album is excellent (in spite of her weak vocals), so of course I'm looking forward to the follow-up.

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 15:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm a bit obsessed, yeah. Like Brainwasher, I'm a huge fan of her debut (and again, moreso because of Ryan Leslie, but Cassie still contributed a lot to the record...shame Just Friends didn't make the cut). It's a really consistent album.

What excites me now, though, is how much growth both Cassie and Leslie have shown since the debut. All the leaks are of a much higher quality than the ones that appear on her album...better production, better, more confident and more emotional singing and better songs (as said upthread, I prob. prefer "Is It You" to "Me & U")

They're a great duo, the closest, i think, we've come to an Aaliyah/Timbo situation. So yeah, I'm extremely excited about the album. And Danja? Well, he played a huge role in two of my favorite records of the '00s (my #1, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and Blackout)

btw, Cassie sounds a hell of a lot more exciting than other R&B favorites like, say, Amerie, who haven't really grown much from record to record.

Tape Store, Thursday, 14 February 2008 01:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

"timbrella"!

Tim F, Thursday, 14 February 2008 02:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

THX everyone for not pointing out the complete fuckup in my post (that Just friends song = dif. cassie...one who has a bigger voice but a more soulless one). or maybe thx for not reading.

Tape Store, Friday, 15 February 2008 04:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I still listen to "About Time" almost every day.

fields of salmon, Friday, 15 February 2008 08:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes four or five times in a row.

fields of salmon, Friday, 15 February 2008 08:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

THIRSTY

Tape Store, Thursday, 27 March 2008 03:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Is It You" is kinda suck. No thanks, Cassie hype kru.

The Reverend, Thursday, 27 March 2008 09:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

'Thirsty' is nice but not one of her best. In some respects it sounds like it might be a deliberate re-write of 'Is It You' (some of the chord progressions are very similar).

dubmill, Saturday, 29 March 2008 00:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

"Official Girl" just passed "No Air" on my singles-of-the-year list (putting it at #1)

Re: Cassie vs. Karina...well, it's obv. no contest for me. Karina adds nothing new to the track. Vocally, she holds quite a bit of potential, but this song doesn't need any vocal gymnastics. The beat is so lush (omg the simple synth melody) and intricate (listen to the goddamn drums!) that showboating only detracts from its beauty. Cassie's understated vocal works so much better; she sounds like a part of the song, not just an element floating atop it...

I could go on and on about this...fuck, it's so interesting. At first I was excited about Danja working with Cassie, but then I worried that he'd give her one of his weaker beats (y'know, since he's super busy and she's Cassie). But to my surprise, Danja sounds brilliant here, one of his best beats, i think, and his vocal is good, too...probably better than "Is It You?"

SOOOOOO excited for rest of the album...

Tape Store, Wednesday, 16 April 2008 03:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

you are burning with such youthful enthusiasm that i feel like jess harvell jr. trying to grinch it so ill keep it short - this song is kinda zzzzz to me and beat is pretty clutch by numbers

but u know ... opinions4u!!!

deej, Wednesday, 16 April 2008 03:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah this song is just so-so for me. is Danja starting to do vocals on tracks that sound like Timbo now? eww. was there ever any indication that Kanye would actually be working on Cassie's album, back when he was putting her in videos and on magazine covers and everything? I could see her voice working well w/ his current production style.

Alex in Baltimore, Wednesday, 16 April 2008 04:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

STOP RUINING IT FOR ME.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 16 April 2008 20:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sry you guys don't like it. There's something about it that reminds me of Lloyd's "You," actually.

is Danja starting to do vocals on tracks that sound like Timbo now? eww.

Naw, his voice is more pleasant, I think. I don't find it annoying at all. He was on Britney's album like this, too, unless I have a terrible memory. Also, I realllly like the "Danja..and the....CLUTCH!" intro (have they used that anywhere else???)

was there ever any indication that Kanye would actually be working on Cassie's album, back when he was putting her in videos and on magazine covers and everything? I could see her voice working well w/ his current production style.

God, I hope not. His current production style is almost as bad as his MC skills. Maybe worse (so much of Graduation only sounded good for two spins...e.g. "Champion," "The Glory"). . If this album is 75% Ryan Leslie, 25% other people, it should be perfect.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 16 April 2008 22:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Actually, upon further reflection "Official Girl" is like the most Hot Chip-like of the Cassie singles (and here I employ Hot Chip in the derogative). But I still like it though.

fields of salmon, Sunday, 20 April 2008 00:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

God, I hope not. His current production style is almost as bad as his MC skills. Maybe worse (so much of Graduation only sounded good for two spins...e.g. "Champion," "The Glory").

The Reverend, Sunday, 20 April 2008 01:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

i don't think it's danja on 'official girl'. sounds like the same dude from the tiffany evans - 'girl gone wild' intro and that one was produced by brian kidd.

dbs, Sunday, 20 April 2008 14:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

how is that Tiffany Evans album?

Alex in Baltimore, Sunday, 20 April 2008 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

most Hot Chip-like

???
I've only heard a few Hot Chip singles, so if those aren't representative of their sound, ignore this, but what exactly does that mean? Are you talking about the production or the vocals? The HC songs I've heard sounded kinda soulless, and I wouldn't call "Official Girl" remotely soulless (or at the very least, it's no more soulless than any other Cassie song).

Tape Store, Monday, 21 April 2008 02:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Hot. This song has grown on me in a huge way, it's so sweet.

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

how is that Tiffany Evans album?

-- Alex in Baltimore, Sunday, April 20, 2008 3:54 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Link

The best teen-pop/R&B album I've heard in a long time (not that I hear all that many on a yearly basis).

Andy K, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

the pc version of 'no homo'

deej, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

CORRECT, especially if you add "here, at my job" to that parenthetical.

Andy K, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 20:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tiff Evans' album is pretty good yeah, especially "girl gone wild"

The Brainwasher, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 21:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

How much longer?????????

Tape Store, Sunday, 8 June 2008 07:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just heard Cassie's version of Official Girl and it basically sucks. The first verse is overly clumsy and her voice sounds weaker than ever. Maybe it would have sounded better to my ears if i hadn't heard Karina's version... Her voice is a lot sweeter to swallow than Cassie's. Tyhe sond itself is bril though.

Christyles, Friday, 20 June 2008 14:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Cassie's voice is extra weak and her upcoming 'Official Girl' is going to bomb, she has better tracks on the new album like 'Thirsty' and 'Turn The Lights Off' but this is SOOO a thinly veiled attempt to express her like, feelings on her suspect relations/ship with P Diddy/Puffy. She's really hot tho, I'm sure that will work out for her. She's not the new Ciara because she can't dance and doesn't have a constantly successful production team.

VeronaInTheClub, Friday, 20 June 2008 14:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

*Consistently

VeronaInTheClub, Friday, 20 June 2008 14:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

RONG
"Her voice is a lot sweeeter to swallow than Cassie's"?
"doesn't have a constantly successful production team"?

Tape Store, Friday, 20 June 2008 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Addiction" >>>> all the Cassie solo records floating around

some dude, Friday, 20 June 2008 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

i dig "addiction," but that's also rong

Tape Store, Friday, 20 June 2008 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Cassie's album bombed on a real note, I just think when working with her the production team is inconsistent they don't look at the bigger picture, they focus on one song and hope it'll carry everything else.
Ciara's voice is just as weak.
They're both wrongses.

VeronaInTheClub, Saturday, 21 June 2008 01:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Was listenin to Thirsty, and maybe it's cos i'm runnin a bit of fever, but for a few precious moments i thought i was listenin to aaliyah.

Christyles, Saturday, 5 July 2008 20:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

this thread needs more pictures

jaxon, Saturday, 5 July 2008 22:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

official girl pub. photos = hottttttt

Tape Store, Saturday, 5 July 2008 22:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

sexxy huh guys

r|t|c, Monday, 7 July 2008 13:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

her album is titled CONNECTICUT FEVER? 50 gonna be mad he didn't think of that.

some dude, Monday, 7 July 2008 15:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

^^That picture doesn't properly display the fitness (this is true, great looking woman etc), in that pic she looks like an off duty/desperate crack fiend.
Here's better...

Chick truly has looks on her side, Ciara may look better these days but she's no Cassie. Also am tired of the Aaliyah comparisons, Aaliyah WAS and still is far and beyond different and better to some of the girls coming in the game right now. Some may border on her style but not quite.

VeronaInTheClub, Saturday, 12 July 2008 02:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

she needs to eat something

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 12 July 2008 02:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

also ciara >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cassie

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 12 July 2008 02:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

ciara looks mad anorexic lately tho, dunno why she lost weight she was looking amazing in the "Promise' video

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 12 July 2008 02:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

who's really compared cassie to alliyah?

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 July 2008 02:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

^Ciara's been signed up for some modelling contract on the side. Apparently thats code for drop a hundred pounds so you look like the protein drip should be your friend.
At first the Aaliyah comparisons where just based around Ciara because 'they dance and sing' but then Cassie came in and people said she was trying to move in on Aaliyah's sound. Just random blogs and stuff there's a lot of hate from Aaliyah fans who think Cassie is dedicated to trying to rip off Aaliyah in terms of style and looks some are super paranoid and think she even moved to NYC to be like Aaliyah (a stretch to say the least)....

VeronaInTheClub, Saturday, 12 July 2008 02:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

WHY ISN'T ANYTHING LEAKING?

i love them both, but cassie > ciara

Tape Store, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm too distracted by those pics to make a sensible comment.

daavid, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 19:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Lil Wayne version is out.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 03:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

(honestly, not necessary ;_;)

Tape Store, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 04:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bring on the damn leaks ALREADY!

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 07:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

no more leaks - we have enough to comprise the whole thing already, and if they all make it it's album of the year easy - bring on the damn album already! i hunger for PRODUCT

lex pretend, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 11:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's better this morning.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 13:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

hang on did we ever talk about '2 the morning'? that song is so amazing, those cut-up backing vox and lurching beats and disquieting 808 pulses. waitaminutewaitaminutewaitaminuteyeah - everything i do i be makin' them stare...

'official girl' and 'thirsty' both have such awesome middle 8 pay-offs:

and i ain't makin' ultimatums
i'mma tell you like it is verbatim

vs

ooh i got you dreamin', wishin' you was in the deep end
here we could be fully submerged
hmm - i think about it, i doubt it, should make you live without it
and keep you dying of thirst -
i'm just playin' with you!

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 09:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh god that ultimatum/verbatim bit is my favorite...also it took me forever to notice: back to back dudes away from my door

Tape Store, Thursday, 7 August 2008 03:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

parallellllll

Tape Store, Thursday, 7 August 2008 03:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Album has been pushed back to early '09 I hear. Makes sense, Cassie can't really compete with all the big names releasing 4Q '08 like Beyonce, Cici, Keri, etc.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 7 August 2008 04:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

What the fuck?! :( She could release all the leaks and still have the best album of the year!

Tape Store, Thursday, 7 August 2008 04:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

the leaks are good, but 08 has been an excellent year and it's getting even better in the 4Q so....

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 7 August 2008 04:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 August 2008 04:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

speaking of leaks a new song "my house" is doing the blog rounds

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 7 August 2008 04:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's really great. also this 'over it' demo sounds so promising. this really makes me sad.

Tape Store, Thursday, 7 August 2008 04:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

What the fuck?! :( She could release all the leaks and still have the best album of the year!

YES:

official girl
2 the morning
in love with the dj
sometimes
thirsty
my house
over it
is it you?
turn the lights off

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 August 2008 09:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

a lot of that stuff is actually pretty good

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 August 2008 09:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

at least a new pussycat dolls album is coming out

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 August 2008 09:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

a lot of these are a little same-y to me though

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 August 2008 09:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

the girl on 'over it' doesn't sound like cassie at all, at least the version i heard.

It's better this morning.

no, you were the right the first time. however, i do approve of young dro on the new '2 the morning' mix.

there are also some good songs that didn't make it to the first album, 'in love with u' especially

dbs, Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

however, i do approve of young dro on the new '2 the morning' mix.

holy shit what

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

a lot of these are a little same-y to me though

she has an aesthetic*, she sticks to it. i admire this! and there are endless subtle variations within it. 'in love with the dj' = every word is truth

*actually she has 2

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

OMG "Nobody But You" (Prod. by The-Dream)

Love the drums! Not sure about the mixing, but this isn't high-quality.

Tape Store, Saturday, 9 August 2008 22:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

no, it certainly isnt.

r|t|c, Saturday, 9 August 2008 22:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

this is pretty good but it's giving me "love in this club" flashbacks

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 August 2008 22:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

which would be the second dream song to leak this week that kinda beatjacks that song

chorus is really pretty on this, kinda sounds like something mariah would do

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 August 2008 22:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

"my house" is incredible omg.

The Brainwasher, Monday, 18 August 2008 04:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

did you see her vlog message? she said she was upset that it leaked because "she really wanted it to be on the album." This frightens me.

Tape Store, Monday, 18 August 2008 04:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh no :( it MUST be on the album. i'm starting to doubt whether her album will actually come out because of all these leaks...

The Brainwasher, Monday, 18 August 2008 04:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

activate is soooo great!

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

also official girl video

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

she looks great in the video

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

also on myspace, cassie (cute as ever) says she's really pissed at the people leaking these tracks and that every time one leaks, she goes back in the studio and records a new one. and that as a result, she keeps getting better. but she's still pissed.

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

she should do a double disc, one of the leaks and one of new material.

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol who would buy a double disc cassie album (besides you and lex)

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

whichever assistant diddy sent out for the assignment

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Cassie has 627275 friends.

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

... then why hasn't her first album gone gold yet?

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

It sold like 600,000 and she didn't even have a fraction of her current hype. Also Ciara has 292434 friends.

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

I mean, the second collection of tracks could be a digital-only deal.

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

she only sold like 300k in the US, Ciara's last album is 2XP

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

and there's like no hype for her album anymore since official girl flopped and all of the tracks leaked

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

but I think the video should restart things

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

why hasn't gotten a 360 deal yet??????

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 August 2008 05:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

omg 'activate' <3

'my house' inevitably wormed its way deep into my heart, so fragile. there's a real secret-garden mystique about it which i love, like cassie's some sort of victorian gothic heroine. "this is my castle, babe..."

she has to release all of these songs! they are too good to be lost down the back of the sofa. but saying that she makes a new song every time one leaks is tremendously heartening.

lex pretend, Saturday, 23 August 2008 10:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

i am particularly cassie-fan-club this week

lex pretend, Saturday, 23 August 2008 10:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

"activate" is like "i'm that chick" vs. "migrate"

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 14:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol who would buy a double disc cassie album (besides you and lex)

-- The Brainwasher, Saturday, August 23, 2008 12:16 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Link

Cassie has 627275 friends.

-- Tape Store, Saturday, August 23, 2008 12:33 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Link

Tape Store, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you...it has 80 gazillion friends on MySpace.

some dude, Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

also we're talking about the protege of a guy infamous for creating a ton of fake accounts to get on YouTube's most subscribed list.

some dude, Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

"nobody but you" is by far her best song

"official girl" is really good of course. serious alliyah vibes from that video, mostly the wardrobe/hair

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

guys, i was joking but i failed. ok.

also wtf. nobody but you is really good, but it's not close to being her best song!

Tape Store, Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

she's somehow managed to become even more awkward and lacking in charisma since she started making videos.

xpost - when you're really good at self-parody, don't be surprised when people are fooled by it!

some dude, Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

her most affecting chorus

sounds like a low-key mariah song to me

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Anyway, "Official Girl" is an official flop, any news on a second single Tape Store?

After The Hurricane (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 11 October 2008 10:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Should take out that Li'l wayne thing, re-release.

I know, right?, Saturday, 11 October 2008 11:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's so funny how Cassie is so gonna be "re-discovered" as this retro-fetish act years from now.

I know, right?, Saturday, 11 October 2008 11:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

The video blog she posted on her site (that first link up top here) is really adorable. Really upfront and meek and pleasant and friendly--'hey I just woke up and I'm sitting in my bed in my pjs not wearing makeup, uhh, what do you guys want my blog to be about...?' The closest thing to anything vain, which I was kind of anticipating, was like "my life's not very intersting, actually...I am getting a massage later...hmmm..." Well. That sounds nice.

Nice songs, too.

^^^ (RabiesAngentleman), Saturday, 11 October 2008 11:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Really, I just listened to Official Girl in the Li'l Wayne free version, and the interplay between the nearly absent Danja character and her robot (really she's amazingly processed on this) voice is really beautiful. It's like an android love story, just slightly numb.

I know, right?, Thursday, 23 October 2008 00:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, "Official Girl" is an official flop

figured alex would use this as a zing one day

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 23 October 2008 00:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

no, i've been working too hard on forgetting i ever heard it to think up zings about it.

some dude, Thursday, 23 October 2008 01:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's so funny how Cassie is so gonna be "re-discovered" as this retro-fetish act years from now.

haha otm. "she was never appreciated in her lifetime!"

lex pretend, Thursday, 23 October 2008 07:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can't believe it took me so long to get so much of this Cassie, I mean Me & U is maybe one of my favourite singles ever, but I'm falling over these really delicate pop-songs (Is it You?, Ditto, Long Way To Go). There's something really compact and minimal about all of them, Is it You in particular really lifts off without a whole lot, just that shoegazey guitar sound and those needly synths. She is really the most restrained singer. On Long Way to Go she barely even bothers to sing, the whole thing is just an excercise in barely-there remoteness.

I know, right?, Thursday, 23 October 2008 23:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah. the remoteness/minimalism is the only thing i can think off that's preventing her from taking off, because it puts the listener at a remove. at first listen there's so little to the songs and then they deepen and open up sonically the more you listen to them. i'm honestly not sure what it would take for Cassie to genuinely get another hit song.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 24 October 2008 00:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fuck hit songs, I just want more micropop

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

She is really the most restrained singer. On Long Way to Go she barely even bothers to sing, the whole thing is just an excercise in barely-there remoteness.

― I know, right?, Thursday, 23 October 2008 23:59 (Yesterday)

The bitch can't sing. Let's just call it what it is.

Put A Ring On It (The Brainwasher), Friday, 24 October 2008 00:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

She's obviously got a limited voice, but she has a directness of tone that comes through over the pretty merciless processing that's sometimes used on her voice (which, btw, sounds amazing in super-synch multitrack)

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

Official Girl is a bit More Than A Woman, but way more concise, same feeling of lift though and maybe a little slinkier than the usual Cassie track.

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

like, there's some really loose lines working under the ice sheets of synths

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also Brainwasher, i think we should just realise that we really do not have the same taste in pop music

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh wait, sorry, i just re-read upthread, you like this one...

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

I actually like Cassie, I'm just not going to pretend like she's this amazing vocal stylist or whatever.

Put A Ring On It (The Brainwasher), Friday, 24 October 2008 00:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

either is anyone, but any other singer wouldn't really work in these songs, and that's a large part of their charm for me.

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

despite her thin, technically limited voice, cassie's vocal presence is immensely powerful and compelling, and part of what makes her material so addictive is trying to get to the heart of what the hell she's even doing to make it so

lex pretend, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think what i'm drawn to most is the stillness of her voice - it's magnetic

lex pretend, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

good word, stillness

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Y'all are too much for me.

Put A Ring On It (The Brainwasher), Friday, 24 October 2008 00:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol!

I know, right?, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

nb: brainwasher started this thread! and has been as cassie-fan-club as anyone all over it

lex pretend, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

saying pretty much what i just said!!!

She doesn't have a very strong voice, but she's got tons of charisma, and the production is all-around excellent. I hope she stays around for a while.

― The Brainwasher (Twilight), Thursday, August 3, 2006 7:01 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

lex pretend, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

i can't wait to listen to the acapella on repeat over some basic channel beats

― a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, August 6, 2006 7:31 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^did this ever happen?

lex pretend, Friday, 24 October 2008 00:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

Latest news: Working on new tunes with Pharrell and Darkchild. Album release first quarter or spring 09. Go figure.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Saturday, 25 October 2008 03:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

pharrell and darkchild? i am filled with trepidation

lex pretend, Saturday, 25 October 2008 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sadly not too surprised that "Official Girl" isn't blowing up (I wonder if Lil Wayne helped or hurt...I prefer the version without him, much like I prefer the T.I.-less version of another should-be hit, "Lovin' U Long Time")

Rumor is that "Thirsty" will be the second single...

Billboard wrote this in January:
And although a first single hasn't been released, Cassie assures it will be "a club record -- something fun and danceable." Possible contenders include the Seven-produced "My House," the flirty "Thirsty" and the concept track "Push It," on which Cassie sings, "Want you to light me up / keep me on my toes / gotta hold it steady."

"My House" and "Thirsty" have both leaked; "Push It," to my knowledge, has not...Maybe it could be the second single? I'm not sure if Bad Boy would release "Thirsty," which has been making the rounds for quite a long time now (and would also probably bomb).

Oh, and something more interesting: Cassie just released this new vid. The song, called "Sell It," sounds awesome--fun and slinky like "Activate":

Tape Store, Monday, 3 November 2008 16:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

i really love 'thirsty' but it wouldn't be my choice of single...though given how badly the whole thing's going, hell, why not. it certainly sounds different enough that it could catch on.

it's horrible to think that when/if official product actually gets released, half the leaks will probably have been cut...so many great songs just discarded.

lex pretend, Monday, 3 November 2008 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

xpost - sounds like sa-ra

jaxon, Monday, 3 November 2008 19:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Interview on Hip Hop DX: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/lifestyle-features/id.1262/title./p.1

Stuff about new album:
DX: Yeah, I ask because I read somewhere that you said, paraphrasing, I want people to see more and I want them to see my talent. What steps have you taken so that people do see beyond it and see the talent on this new album?
Cassie: I really pushed myself. I’ve gone back and…doing a record in one night isn’t the same thing as it was before. Like, if I do a record, I’m compassionate. There’s no way around it. Now, I really need to focus. So, I can do something and then I hear it later, and I’m like, "Shit! That doesn’t sound right." Then, I have to go back and spend six more hours on it because there needs to be something else there, something’s missing. I don’t know. It’s just taking that extra step and that extra mile to really want to win. Like, you really, really want people to know that you have that in you. I didn’t get here off of just drinking water and eating bread. I really, really worked hard.
DX: Who did you work with on the new album?
Cassie: When it first started, I was working with B.Cox and Jim Jonsin and who else? A few others. I worked with Rodney Jerkins. Then time passed and I started working with Mario Winans and Puff in the studio. Just recently, I got in the studio with Pharrell and did some stuff with Kanye [West]. There’s a little bit of everything. Oh, and Danja did the single and a couple of others.
DX: So, have you been rhyming more or singing?
Cassie: Singing! [Laughs] I cut that rapping thing out really quick.
DX: Why?
Cassie: It was fun for that one record and I wrote on that record so it was just a cool experience. It wasn’t really anything that I was super serious about. I don’t think anyone was like, "Wow! She can spit!" [Laughs]
HipHopDX: So, how would you describe the sound on this new record?
Cassie: The sound is, you know…it’s hard to even explain because at this point, I’ve recorded so many different records. Some which are on totally different opposite ends of the spectrum and we’re going to pick songs in probably like a few months. So, it’s kind of hard to explain the direction. But, the main direction of the songs that I really love is that they’re just big records that people will love to sing. I have a couple that are a little sensual and a little bit more grown up. I’m not saying I grew up and I want to be gratuitous or anything. But, there are songs that are for my age group and there are songs that are for an age group a little younger, because I have a younger fan base too.
...
DX: What about musically? How has that been?
Cassie: Musically? You’d have to hear the music. My problem is I’ve had a lot of songs leaked. But, at the same time, it’s helped me kind of figure out what people want and what they like. There’s a few records that have shown me exactly what people want to hear from me. So, it’s a gift and a curse at the same time. But, I don’t know. I’ve never really been criticized on my songs like that. People will be like, "Wow! She always picks a great song!

Trik Turner Fan Club President (Tape Store), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 03:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh, and does anyone know what's going on with Ryan Leslie's album?

Trik Turner Fan Club President (Tape Store), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 05:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

What the fuck?! :( She could release all the leaks and still have the best album of the year!

YES:

official girl
2 the morning
in love with the dj
sometimes
thirsty
my house
over it
is it you?
turn the lights off

― lex pretend, Thursday, August 7, 2008 4:40 AM (3 months ago) Bookmark

do mp3s of this exist? if so, could someone make this album and upload it here (lex? tape store?)

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 05:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Lex and I put together a compilation of the leaks from the new album and some bonus tracks off of the s/t. I'll upload it and post a link.

if it were released it would easily be somewhere in my top ten with erykah and tvotr and whoever. the degree to which cassie murks danity kane/pcd/anyone else doing this spacey fragile r&b is staggering.

gimme a minute.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 05:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

thx bro

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think cassie fanboys will really love the hilson album

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

or should at least

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

fair enough. nothing hilson's done has stuck with me yet, but my r&b tastes are mercurial, and only fairly recent, so i'm not the best barometer.

i'm curious as to what else gets classed as "micropop" a la I know, right's designation. is it a distinguishable subgenre? stillness of voice, lack of soaring emotions or vocal dynamics, intricate production....

part of me thinks Danity Kane should fall into it, but there are only 3ish songs off their album that seem worth my time, so perhaps they're micropop gone wrong.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think of lots of danja stuff

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

blackout, "official girl", "return the favor"

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

I guess AIB and Lex have all these tracks...but mine so far:

Cassie - I am...Classy Undercover Hoe

I Am
1. Is It You?
2. Sometimes (feat. Ryan Leslie)
3. Official Girl
4. Don't Go Too Slow
5. My House
6. Nobody But You (feat. The-Dream)
7. I Don't Love You Outro

Classy Undercover Hoe
1. Activate
2. 2 The Morning (feat. Yung Dro)
3. Turn the Lights Off
4. In Love With the DJ
5. Thirsty
6. Addiction
7. Sell It (Outro)

OH, and GOOD NEWS:

MVRemix: With regards to the one’s that have already leaked, do you have plans to use those or put them elsewhere?

Cassie: You know what? I love every single one of the songs that has gotten leaked, so if [there are] any that I want to keep - I’m just gonna go back into the studio and re-vamp them and have fun with it. ‘Cause I’ve gotten good feedback on a lot of the records and that helps a lot too. Even though it’s a gift and a curse; the whole song leaking thing, it helps me try to figure out what people want to hear and what they like. So I’m definitely gonna go back in with some of the songs. I did a record called “Nobody But You” that I did with Tricky and [The] Dream and that got leaked. I’m keeping it because I really liked that song.

MVRemix: You’ve mentioned your frustrations at leaked songs, and as a music consumer, I wonder how you and the label don’t keep tighter wraps on material. How does it get out of your guys’ hands so easily?

Cassie: You know I think right now people are so intelligent and so smart with technology and with computers and with everything that I don’t count anything out. So if we’re sending a song through email or whatever, it’s a risk. So now you just have to be more conscious and make sure that we’re making the right decisions if we’re sending it to people. Just to be careful who you’re sending it to and what email you’re using. I don’t really know how it happens, but it happens to every artist now.

Trik Turner Fan Club President (Tape Store), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

classy undercover ho???????? really?????

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol, someone described cassie as a "classy undercover hoe" [sic] on a youtube video a few months ago.

Trik Turner Fan Club President (Tape Store), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha ookay

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

hahaha congratulations, you came up with the only possible album title worse than "Connecticut Fever"

dumb pseud (some dude), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Voila:

<a href='http://www.mediafire.com/?oyykideomok'>;Connecticut Fever</a>

Activate
2 the Morning (Ft. Young Dro)
Official Girl (Ft. Lil' Wayne)
Is It You?
In Love With U
I Don't Love You
In Love With the DJ
Nobody But You
Thirsty
My House
Sometimes (ft. R-Les)
Turn the Lights Off

I didn't think to put Addiction on there, and I think Over It is in the folder from before we knew it wasn't Cassie. Don't Go Too Slow, When Your Body Is Talking and that other one are bonus tracks off of Cassie and aren't ever going to be on Album #2, so I left them be. If you want them, they're floating around the internet.

What's Sell It?

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I only kept it as "Connecticut Fever" because that's the title/cover that was floating around for a while. I was under the impression that it was legit.

xpost

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's just that video upthread with her in the studio

Trik Turner Fan Club President (Tape Store), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.mediafire.com/?oyykideomok

Argh. Stupid formatting. Sorry.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

thx

connecticut fever is a great name for a bootleg cuz it brings the lols

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 06:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

i don't have 'i don't love you'!!! which is a singularly enticing title for a cassie song, i have to say.

there's a song called 'soldier 4 your love' doing the rounds too. it's a really lovely stargate-produced track - almost does the whole cosmic ryde-or-die declarative epic thing which every chick's been jumping on recently (not hating, i've got love for 'right here (departed)' and 'halo' and 'us against the world', but it's definitely becoming a rather rote thing now) - anyway, 'soldier 4 your love' almost does it but cassie drags it halfway back to her own introverted territory, as is her wont, and it ends up as oddly captivating as the rest of her material.

i like basically all the hilson i've heard, but i was never that enamoured of 'energy' - really the only hilson tracks which i've had that "whoa must put on repeat 4eva" reaction to are 'the way i are' and an 05/06 mixtape cut called 'hands & feet', which i was hoping that the scherzinger would exhume for her solo career. it goes "well u got big feet/and u got big hands/so i already know what's up in ur pants/where'd u get that from, ur daddy? where'd u get that from, ur daddy?"

haha the only leak cassie singles out is 'nobody but you', which is my least favourite of the connecticut fever leaks by some way - it's fine but cassie doesn't quite overcome the 'love in this club' familiarity of the beat. it'd be better without the signature ravey synths, they get rather intrusive. still worth it for that bizarro lyric "you got me sitting right here with my back facing this man/you're tormenting me in my serenity".

the other week i read some blind item about "which B-minus list r&b singer has just had her second abortion b/c a condition of her relationship w/her A-list producer is no children" and half the comments were "cassie and diddy, duh" :(

lex pretend, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 09:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

lolz at "classy undercover hoe" btw

lex pretend, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 09:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

No thanks, Cassie hype kru.

― The Reverend, Thursday, March 27, 2008 2:54 AM Bookmark

I stand by this.

I took my geoduck to Puyallup (The Reverend), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 10:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

rev, if you can't stand by a classy undercover hoe in this world what can you stand by?

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 10:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

if anyone outside of the 5 ppl who read this thread would get it i would change my sn to "classy undercover bro"

racist (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 10:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

new track! 'summer charm' has a 'stand by me' rhythm and is as amazing as everything this girl touches. i love her.

lex pretend, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

OMFG SHE'S SO GREAT

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 2 January 2009 19:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

God, this is like fucking 60s girl group without the harmonies. So beautiful!

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 2 January 2009 19:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ha, that male vocal really comes outta nowhere with like 30 seconds left, huh?

Maciej (maciej recognizing trill), Friday, 2 January 2009 19:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

you're the one i need by my side
i know i'm young but here boy take my li-i-i-fe

this song is so fucking good.

lex pretend, Saturday, 3 January 2009 18:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

R n' twee more like

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Saturday, 3 January 2009 18:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

so clean. vox are simple and earnest.

Surmounter, Saturday, 3 January 2009 19:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

fucking hell. if only cassie lived in the UK. Patrick Wolf, among others, are using this ridiculous thing called Bandstocks to fund their upcoming albums, which basically entails fans buying stocks in the artist/album and earning back whatever they've put in, once/if the album breaks even. or...i don't know. I'd say she needs a wealthy benefactor/patron but she already has Diddy.

What do we have to do to get this album OUT already?

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Saturday, 3 January 2009 21:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Some old school Cassie:

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Thursday, 8 January 2009 02:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 9 January 2009 17:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 9 January 2009 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

<3

lex pretend, Friday, 9 January 2009 17:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

guys, are there any other songs other than what alex in MTL upped upthread? im loving this

Cocktor Dassantino (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 05:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

um, summer charm, that one i posted plus a few other leftovers from the first album and the first album (alllll stellar)

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 05:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh, it's gone. it's called "Can't Do It Without You" and it used to be on her myspace pre-debut.

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 05:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol yeah besides the first album i meant. thanks, ill try to track 'em down

xpost ok thanks

Cocktor Dassantino (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 05:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

xxxxxpost, I'm pretty sure I know someone who used to live in that building.

Maciej (maciej recognizing trill), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 06:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

official girl is really good, even if it is a little "lol collabo"

Cocktor Dassantino (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

lil wayne version is pointless, original is stellar

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Thursday, 15 January 2009 00:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

wait wtf, i need to find the weezyless vers.

Cocktor Dassantino (k3vin k.), Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

"youtube.com"

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Thursday, 15 January 2009 05:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

This is the girl who wrote "Activate."

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 23 January 2009 06:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think she might be the one singing "Soldier 4 Your Love"

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 23 January 2009 06:20 (5 years ago) Permalink


I'm a Lover

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Wednesday, 28 January 2009 06:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

are the same 5 posters still circle-jerking over this?

The Reverend, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 06:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

good question you probably couldn't answer it from reading the thread

jordy (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 28 January 2009 06:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

too long; didn't troll

The Reverend, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 06:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

jordy (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 28 January 2009 06:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm a Lover

I really like this beat but, for once, I have to agree with the otherwise annoyingly wrong criticisms of her voice (that never seem to go away, at least on Youtube). She doesn't sound like she can handle this kind of material with sufficient authority (although the song may just be in the wrong key for her - the high notes sound like they are just out of her range).

dubmill, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 06:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

this is basically cassie covering 'high price', no?

k3vin k., Wednesday, 28 January 2009 07:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Man, I forgot how amazing "My House" is. It's the most smoldering, sensual thing... if her album ever does come out this has to be on it for sure, I think it's my favorite song of hers. That "double doors" part OMG

half troll half biscuit (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 15 February 2009 02:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

thank you for sharing...nothing at all, really

e-thuggin, rollin on dubs, off up in the club wildin like what (some dude), Thursday, 5 March 2009 05:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha

Tuo Live Crew (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 5 March 2009 05:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

real talk:

diddy's tweets>>cassie's career

Egg foo yung and collard greens and tall glass of tahitian treat!!!! What you know about that!!!!!!
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tuo Live Crew (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 5 March 2009 06:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

if you prefer "my house" to such heartening positivity like

Thank you for all the nice comments. I saw some places that I can improve and will improve!!! Thanks for the support!
10:25 PM Mar 2nd from TwitterBerry

you don't know to better your life imo

Tuo Live Crew (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 5 March 2009 06:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

new cassie single "must be love" premiering this friday, as per diddy's twitter

messageboard killa/ilx gorilla (The Brainwasher), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

thakig u

as per diddy's twitter (The Reverend), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol

messageboard killa/ilx gorilla (The Brainwasher), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 07:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Turn to power 106 in la rt now to hear new CASSIE + diddy single Must be love rt now if your in la Let's go eric lux!!!!
29 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Thursday, 12 March 2009 02:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

@cassieventura cassie the joint is crazyy!!!! I'm feelinnn itttt!!!!!!!!! Its a takeover!!!!
27 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Thursday, 12 March 2009 02:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

No relation to this?

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Thursday, 12 March 2009 02:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

booth, Thursday, 12 March 2009 15:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

:D

(wtf, why is this the lead single?)

but still

:D

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Thursday, 12 March 2009 15:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 13 March 2009 17:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like classic R. Leslie. It's love.

Also, sounds like an album track, wtf.

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 13 March 2009 17:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

twitter is getting to him

booth, Friday, 13 March 2009 19:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

i have only just started following this girl on twitter and i'm not sure i can continue:

cassieventura Just got back from the gym, stronger than ever!!! I can't only get better and so can you!!! What are you doing to be better than yesterday?
about 3 hours ago from web

lex pretend, Saturday, 14 March 2009 03:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow - every bad boy artists' twitter is so positive

wow heaven is cool (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

I really like this - been listening to it all alongside with Chrisette Michele's "Epiphany" - but it doesn't sound like a big hit single to me. And I think it could use some harder drums, something like:

messageboard killa/ilx gorilla (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

been listen to it all day alongside chrisette's "epiphany" **

messageboard killa/ilx gorilla (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow - every bad boy artists' twitter is so positive

yeah compare to, say, solange, who posted an 8-tweet rant about people misunderstanding her yesterday

lex pretend, Saturday, 14 March 2009 09:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

I really dislike negative people. They smell lol. Agreed?
1:47 PM Mar 22nd from TwitterBerry

drinking a mimosa, yum....what's everyone doing?
8:59 PM Mar 21st from web

Getting my nails done, what r u up 2?
1:37 PM Mar 20th from TwitterBerry

@surfclubhit damnnnnnn I was put on the spot, you know I've recorded 800 songs. Shout out 2 Hit Boy, I missed him!! He worked on the album 2
7:09 PM Mar 19th from web in reply to surfclubhit

Watching Fresh Prince, what r u guys doing?
12:02 AM Mar 18th from TwitterBerry

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 17:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Having the most amazing night with the most amazing person ever. Happiness like this can only come once in a lifetime :)
6:03 AM Mar 23rd from TwitterBerry

lex pretend, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 17:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Can't sleep, making beats on garage band...very entertaining.
8:34 AM Mar 15th from TwitterBerry

Can we talk about how the seat belt rubbed an extremely awkward part of the tan off on my chest. Def can't send a pic lol
4:22 AM Mar 14th from TwitterBerry

lex pretend, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 17:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh goodie, a twitter that makes me want to barf thinging about someone's spray tan peeling off

kid cutty (some dude), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

# lol, I'm too embarassed to tell ya'll what I ate b/c it's a lot. I had two different meals and my ass is still hungry ha!11:35 PM Mar 11th from TwitterBerry

# HEARTBURN!! Sooooo annoying.1:13 AM Mar 12th from web

# What's your fave Easter candy??? Cadbury Mini Eggs are THE best... Soo good! Eating them now!6:22 PM Mar 12th from TwitterBerry

# @Adrienne_Bailon I'll be back by Monday!! Lets go eat something :)3:59 PM Mar 13th from web

# YUM!!!! I love smart food popcorn!!8:50 PM Mar 13th from TwitPic

# BURGER KING!!!!!!9:41 PM Mar 19th from web

r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

no wonder she tried to eat the mirror in the 'me & u' vid. (uh write ur own joke for the original 'me and u' vid)

r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

yo shippers what do u make of 'must be love'? i like how even though it is "classic r leslie" (ie lame drums) it still manages to somehow give off a classic bad boy vibe too - guess i'd never put those together before really. bah if only they'd chopped up 'the bridge' over it, or something!

r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

ooh, or the al green/tried by 12/chris brown 'yo' break - that + the day26 version and you'd almost have the 112 'come see me' rmx ft black rob

r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

i honestly can't remember if i listened to that song, deemed it forgettable and promptly forgot what it sounded like, of if i never bothered and just assumed that's how it would've gone down. maybe i'll check it out tonight to figure out for sure.

kid cutty (some dude), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah absolutely it's a forgettable non-hit, i'm just half wondering it won't end up working out something mildly popular on a nostalgic tip.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

the beat sounds so 90s

Hoos Passansteeno (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

at what point does this girl just quit music? i admire her fortitude but if i was her i'd be on the verge of going to teach dance to elementary school children or something

Hoos Passansteeno (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm 90% sure she's made more bread modelling and shit than singing anyway

kid cutty (some dude), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

the macabre faint beep of the internet life support machine just won't let her go, poor thing. this is what i find so distasteful, so ignoble about the whole thing, especially wrt those who fuck with the nu-freestyle angle - if you really love her then let her fade away into history like her inspirational peers! werent the last 15 years fun, not wondering when the new inoj album would come out?

'is it you' was such a cruel last gasp tbf.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

4give me for saying so, but tape store's swansong has something of the patented self-mythologizing teenpop defence system® about it. obv i sympathise with the urge to not see her get totally ignored, and 'is it you' is as terrific as has been said, but it does seems slightly counterintuitive to be expecting a more robust critical (and cough cough popular) framework around her than there already is; moreover, is there not something laissez-faire and disposable that we secretly buy into with her in the first place? something a little... of the boutique, critically? (wasn't it kinda interesting how a lot of people, inc me, went for a nu-freestyle angle with 'me & u' - did anything audible in the song actually merit that? not really!) seriously, i am not trying to ride you guys on some "perfect pop" scorn tip but nor am i sure of quite what i want cassie to be achieving tbh.

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r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

in further bad tidings for the cass did yall see r-les has finally gotten round to doing stuff for his singing sister? song's aight still:

r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 19:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

New Cassie ft. Akon - Let's Get Crazy

http://www.zshare.net/audio/57674578f2d09e54/

Trying to puzzle this out. "my shine is like america's next top model"

don't know what akon adds to the proceedings or where this fits into cassie's overall thing. i'm pretty such it's a redone production, but less obnoxious than his GaGa stuff. it'll probably grow on me.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 26 March 2009 08:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

starting to really, really hate redone - has he done anything of worth at all?

lex pretend, Thursday, 26 March 2009 13:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

yes, he's done 'am i dreaming' by kat deluna and a fab version of christina milian's 'love' (that i think only made the promos).

r|t|c, Thursday, 26 March 2009 14:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

booya

r|t|c, Thursday, 26 March 2009 14:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

those are even better than i remembered them actually.

lolz, turns out 'must be love' was mario winans btw.

r|t|c, Thursday, 26 March 2009 14:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh of course and he did 'run the show' as well! isn't that version of 'l.o.v.e.' the same as the album version but without the rap? don't have the latter to hand but remember i preferred the non-album one.

lex pretend, Thursday, 26 March 2009 15:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

no the budden mix was a bit vaguer, had a ny throwback slant to it. (the same beat i prescribed for the cassie, funnily enough.) i see redone's must have eventually turned up on deluxe bonus whatever cos it's as ubiq as the og album mix on youtube.

oh yeah they added extra claps and stuff to 'dip it low' as well didnt they? meddling chumps.

r|t|c, Thursday, 26 March 2009 15:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

that kat deluna is pretty cool

Plaxico (I know, right?), Thursday, 26 March 2009 15:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Album is called In Your Dreams. I am IN LOVE with the new look.

P is for Pussy (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 11 April 2009 11:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Better picture of the insane (and awesome) new look. So stoked for the album.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Saturday, 11 April 2009 13:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

wowowow that looks shit hot!

Plaxico (I know, right?), Saturday, 11 April 2009 16:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

i love her

banned like this (k3vin k.), Saturday, 11 April 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think mermaids are real

Plaxico (I know, right?), Saturday, 11 April 2009 18:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

'amour' tattoo as well

lex pretend, Sunday, 12 April 2009 03:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

lex pretend, Sunday, 12 April 2009 03:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

The album is called Electro Love now.

P is for Pussy (The Brainwasher), Sunday, 12 April 2009 07:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

rolling my damn eyes

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 08:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

electro love? ugh.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 12 April 2009 14:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

it'll change, it's due in the fall (ugh)

anyway, look = <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Monday, 13 April 2009 08:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

also that sweatshirt is dope!

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Monday, 13 April 2009 08:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

P is for Pussy (The Brainwasher), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

P is for Pussy (The Brainwasher), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

i could've done without hearing that second one

booth, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 19:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.lovecassie.com/

new single is pretty dull, and lol @ her "playlist" which includes one asher roth

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 04:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

And we're back to calling him Puff Daddy apparently? Go figure.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 16 April 2009 04:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

just spent some time arguing over who's prettier -- cassie obviously is (prettier than ciara) but i had to really fight for my case

Surmounter, Thursday, 16 April 2009 19:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

definitely

starsky and what (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 19:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ciara wears awful hairstyles better, though

brewer and what (some dude), Thursday, 16 April 2009 19:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

cassie is seriously in her own world wrt looks afaic

(ooo)genesis (k3vin k.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 21:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

cassie is pretty extraordinary on all fronts, how do you argue for the prettiness of someone?

Plaxico (I know, right?), Thursday, 16 April 2009 22:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

cassie is seriously in her own world wrt looks afaic

― (ooo)genesis (k3vin k.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 21:00 (Yesterday) Permalink

Surmounter, Friday, 17 April 2009 00:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh right, like that : )

Plaxico (I know, right?), Friday, 17 April 2009 08:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

i wish the chorus of "keep on lovin me" wasn't so dumb

sans crit (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 17:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Another one of Cassie's 800 songs:

Satin Lives (Tape Store), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink


UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM GUYS

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 May 2009 07:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

THIS IS A WONDERFUL DAY

Satin Lives (Tape Store), Thursday, 7 May 2009 07:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cassie: The New Vanessa Hudgens?

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 May 2009 07:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

gotta lol @ her nip rings catching red eye from the cam

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 7 May 2009 07:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

i liked that

Surmounter, Thursday, 7 May 2009 13:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

song

Surmounter, Thursday, 7 May 2009 13:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

i liked those

unban cowboy (some dude), Thursday, 7 May 2009 13:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

houston, we have vagina

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Friday, 8 May 2009 05:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

omg

I saved cassie breast in my iPhone (Tape Store), Friday, 8 May 2009 05:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol

mark cl, Friday, 8 May 2009 05:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

on one hand why on the other hand i respect how she's just like welp here ya go

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Friday, 8 May 2009 05:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha yea what'd she say? something like 'what y'all never seen a titty before?"

mark cl, Friday, 8 May 2009 05:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

what u never seen my shaved pierced pixelated vag before

ice cr?m, Friday, 8 May 2009 05:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

ayo vagina!

magna cum lord (The Reverend), Friday, 8 May 2009 06:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's just sitting there like "HERE I AM BABE"

magna cum lord (The Reverend), Friday, 8 May 2009 06:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

cassieventura
Can't sleep, clowns will eat me....lol
44 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

lex pretend, Friday, 8 May 2009 06:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Can't sleep, clowns will eat my exposed vagina...lol

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Friday, 8 May 2009 06:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

noly shit!

magna cum lord (The Reverend), Friday, 8 May 2009 06:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

WTF, I'm just seeing sirens. What am I missing? Link please!!!

touch my bum / this is life (daavid), Friday, 8 May 2009 07:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thanks J0rdan! How come people are only talking about the boobs ones. Is the other one old?

touch my bum / this is life (daavid), Friday, 8 May 2009 07:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

nah just leaked (...) tonight

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Friday, 8 May 2009 07:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

right, I had no idea wtf you guys were talking about for ages

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Friday, 8 May 2009 13:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

now about the music

I saved cassie breast in my iPhone (Tape Store), Friday, 8 May 2009 13:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

her voice is very piercing

apparent goals of sexiness and detailed vagina mapping (some dude), Friday, 8 May 2009 13:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

naked with emotion, even

apparent goals of sexiness and detailed vagina mapping (some dude), Friday, 8 May 2009 13:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

she just puts it out there for ya

like clowns passing out candy wearing blindfolds (call all destroyer), Friday, 8 May 2009 13:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

bares her soul amirite

mark cl, Friday, 8 May 2009 13:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, nudie photos of celebrities don't really seem like a big deal anymore

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Friday, 8 May 2009 15:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

you know those first two pictures were pretty O_O but she really busted it wide open with that last one imo

k3vin k., Friday, 8 May 2009 16:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

i didn't know it was possible to call something O_O and actually be O_O within the same sentence

Briney Deep Coralgarden (some dude), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think mermaids are real

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Friday, 8 May 2009 23:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

stellar relationship w/her label continuing

cassieventura New blog post: "Must Be Love" To Premiere On MTV & BET! http://cli.gs/an2hW8
about 2 hours ago from WP to Twitter

cassieventura Wow, was the label tweeting from my account. What was the last message "I" wrote? What's this about MTV Jams?
3 minutes ago from TweetGenius

lex pretend, Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

cassieventura New blog post: more pictures of my vagina in the hopes that the general public will become interested in my music again
about 2 hours ago from WP to Twitter

cassieventura Wow, was the label tweeting from my account. What was the last message "I" wrote? What's this about my vagina?
3 minutes ago from TweetGenius

let free dom ring (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

looooooool

t3vin c. (The Reverend), Thursday, 11 June 2009 04:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

man, i keep hoping for a release date :/

boys (Tape Store), Thursday, 11 June 2009 04:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

In April 2009, Cassie revealed that she had shaved all the hair on the right side of her head. Cassie reasoned her actions by saying, "sometimes in life you need a change... Something that displays the 'I don't give a fuck' attitude that was always present, but never showcased".[16] While the haircut received positive attention from several artists—including Estelle, Keri Hilson, Questlove and Lauren London—rapper Fabolous felt that it was "a publicity stunt/internet buzz thing", and looked "like one of the haircuts from Edward Scissorhands." Many people speculated that she wanted a new edgier look, as it worked for other artists.[17]

lol

let free dom ring (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 June 2009 10:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

btw if you thought that "she had shaved all the hair on" was going to be followed by "the right side of her head" you have a better mind than i

let free dom ring (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 June 2009 10:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

i've known all this time
i should've been shaaaaavin
the right side of my head
right side of my head
right side of my head
right side of my head

let free dom ring (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 June 2009 10:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

cassie, "high" (produced by neptunes) snippet: http://limelinx.com/files/3342816af7f2524f7d4f184f416a9aec

also this thing with jadakiss?

it must be the weed (Tape Store), Thursday, 18 June 2009 12:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

super optimistic about that neptunes joint!

i'm at the combination burger king/conaco (Tape Store), Thursday, 18 June 2009 12:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

THIS

and the ugly girls, too (Tape Store), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 21:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

So, does Cassie directly send you these?

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

as soon as i heard those Rock City bastards screeching on the intro i knew i wouldn't last through the whole song

conansformers 2: revenge of the fallon (some dude), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 21:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol plax

bitches can't stand me I got pockets on my pannies (The Reverend), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 21:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

that song is such nothing

s1ocked up, they won't let me out (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

i can't wait! (yes i can)

sugg life (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

still don't really like this, doesn't have that "cassie sound" but hopefully it'll be a hit for her so we can get the album...

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

loving this leak, "Make You A Believer":

sounds like J*Davey

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cassie has said that reworked versions of some of the leaks will be on Electro Love btw, including "Make You A Believer"... hopefully "My House" makes it.

The Brainwasher, Saturday, 11 July 2009 03:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ, she's keeping the akon track? :-(

and the ugly girls, too (Tape Store), Saturday, 11 July 2009 06:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

hottttttt

The Brainwasher, Monday, 27 July 2009 15:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

YESSSSSS

let's give them something to talk about

DOES ANYONE IN THIS BITCH LIKE OMC (Tape Store), Monday, 27 July 2009 15:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol, msg I was about to post: I hope Tape Store is okay ˘\(º_O)/˘

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Monday, 27 July 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

kinda felt like you must have fallen down a well if you were getting scooped on Cassie trax

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Monday, 27 July 2009 16:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Must Be Love, Rob Holladay mix, courtesy Cassie!

http://www.zshare.net/audio/6340672536077226/

Dr. Morbius or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ban (Tape Store), Friday, 31 July 2009 07:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

biting janelle monae!!

heave imho (J0rdan S.), Monday, 3 August 2009 07:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

'Stamina' is a fantastic tune.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

alright, so this is ridiculous. absolutely no good reason for ELECTRO LOVE's non-release.

so i propose that, for end-of-the-year listing purposes, we put together a Cassie Fan Club Cassie Mixtape. an updated version of the Cassie leaks. like a Piracy Funds Terrorism buzz-builder. it needs to be thoughtfully constructed.

anyone else interested?

got that candy zing (Tape Store), Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

This was my first attempt a month ago. It doesn't work imo, but I'm pretty sure I got pretty much every great track?

1. In Love With You (Intro)
2. Summer Charm
3. Is It You?
4. Official Girl
5. I Need Love
6. My House
7. Thirsty
8. Nobody But You
9. Turn Off The Lights
10. When Your Body Is Talking
11. Activate
12. Stamina
13. 2 The Morning
14. Make U A Believer
15. Can't Do It WIthout You
16. Sometimes
17. Must Be Love

In Love With the DJ
Not What Love Is
I'm A Lover
Hide
Addiction

got that candy zing (Tape Store), Thursday, 15 October 2009 15:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Keep On Lovin' Me

got that candy zing (Tape Store), Thursday, 15 October 2009 15:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Don't Go Too Slow

got that candy zing (Tape Store), Thursday, 15 October 2009 15:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

(crickets)

booth, Saturday, 17 October 2009 23:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

so i propose that, for end-of-the-year listing purposes, we put together a Cassie Fan Club Cassie Mixtape. an updated version of the Cassie leaks. like a Piracy Funds Terrorism buzz-builder. it needs to be thoughtfully constructed.

ha, i guess i would be interested! except i put together an incredible connecticut fever one last year, track listing probably upthread. there have been enough leaks etc to make up electro love this year but it wouldn't really be as great :(

lex pretend, Sunday, 18 October 2009 09:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

omg a whole lot of leaks

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Sunday, 13 December 2009 02:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Sunday, 13 December 2009 02:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

omg she's really sinister on a few of these!

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Sunday, 13 December 2009 02:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

What else is there?

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 13 December 2009 07:05 (4 years ago) Permalink


(i guess there is a danity kane version of this, too, but cassie's is better imo)

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Sunday, 13 December 2009 07:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

ok, yeah, so now i'm really psyched about Operation Cassie Fan Club Mixtape

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Sunday, 13 December 2009 07:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

she tweeted that they're not going to be on electro love (lol as if that thing will EVER get a release at this point), they're all from a couple of years ago. they're nice enough but tbh nothing that's leaked this year has grabbed me half as much as the connecticut fever non-album from 2007-08 that i put together for myself.

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 December 2009 12:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh wait "shakespeare" is pretty special

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 December 2009 12:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

dammn if I never new isn't the best version of Last Christmas I never heard

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

also I had never heard her teriusntricky track, surprised how well she fits into that sound world

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

which terius one? keep on lovin me? b/c if anything her really minimal pipes always seemed very well suited to his deal.

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

and JEEZ I Never Knew really is Last Christmas, isn't it?

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

So let's review, Lex+My Connecticut Fever was:

Activate
2 the Morning (ft. Young Dro)
Is It You?
Official Girl (ft. Lil Wayne optional)
In Love With U
I Don't Love You
In Love With the DJ
Nobody But You
Thirsty
My House
Sometimes (feat. Ryan Leslie)
Turn the Lights Off
Bonus track: Summer Charm

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is what I have for the 2009 Electro Love

Let's Get Crazy (ft. Akon)
Must Be Love (ft. Puff Daddy)
Keep On Lovin' Me (ft. The-Dream)
I Need Love (Ft. K-Love)
Stamina
Shakespeare
Look What You've Done
She Can't Love You
What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her
Can't Shake the Feeling
Push It
Let Me Go
I Never Knew
Up In Here
Stray (ft. Brandon Hines)

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is there any 2009 Cassie I'm missing here? And while there's good stuff here, for sure, I think Lex might be right that nothing matches up to her best 07-08 stuff.

Or is it possible that after last year we're just having Cassie leak-fatigue?

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

No, Nobody But You (ft the dream), I dunno I just picture her voice in such clicky icey soundscapes that tricky's lush minimalism shouldn't work but the way her voice shifts gears between the verse and bridge is pretty next level

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

altogether, incl. "cassie" i have 63 tracks on my iTunes, but there might be a couple of duplicates in there...

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

also the ft. lil wayne is not optional, wayne-free vers is the only real version

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, jeez, yeah. That was the tail end of 2008 and at the time I think a lot of us wrote it off as a sub-Mariah Mariah song, esp. since Terius'n'Tricky were working on Memoirs at the time, but in retrospect a) it's a fucking GREAT song, and b) They didn't give Mariah ANYTHING close to this (would that they had).

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

wow. I only have 47.

11 'cassie' + 2 bonus
13 connecticut fever
15 electro love

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

tell me, is there a full version of keep on lovin me cause the one i have is only 1.20

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

yup. 3.40

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

i can send it your way, if you can help me figure out/fill in the gaps in my collection.

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

hah, i got it and i'm already lookin to see what i got that you don't (i have a lot more duplicates than i thought, also i think the "interludes" and shit are making up a little too)

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

(i counted the interludes!)

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also, how did I never give Stamina a proper spin before? This is pretty sweet.

i know this room is full of spectators
some are haters
middle finger - i return the favour, so
let's give 'em something to talk about
something they can write a book about

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

okay i'm not sure abt these:

At the Bar
Addiction
Do It
Don't Go Too Slow
High
I hope you're behaving (interlude)
Leave You A Message
She Can't Love You

???

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

some of those could just have different titles u kno?

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

Don't Go too slow is one of my "Cassie" bonus tracks (the other is when your body is talking)

I have the hope you're behaving (interlude) and she can't love you. addiction is the ryan leslie track? or something else all together?

definitely missing: at the bar, do it, high + leave you a message.

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, sorry addiction is the RL i must have it under both, do you have I'm a Lover as well? Whatever you're stuck for I can rar u

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Got I'm a Lover, yeah. Always forget about that a lot because it sorta whatever.

wrapped up, packed up, ribbon with a donk on it (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, her voice is weird on it

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

"High" is a one-minute long snippet of a Neptunes-Cassie collab, it sounded v promising but doesn't really stand on its own

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

also there's a lot of amazing 09 stuff that holds up w/ the 08 leaks

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

and cross off "Do It," it was a demo for Cassie

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

And add "Make U A Believer" w/ jadakiss

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Monday, 14 December 2009 01:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

avatar brothers (Tape Store), Thursday, 17 December 2009 05:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

chic salad (Tape Store), Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is so so great

chic salad (Tape Store), Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah this is gorgeous, James Fauntleroy is pretty much my fave songwriter at this point, his melodies are beautiful.

The Brainwasher, Sunday, 3 January 2010 00:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

i dunno if this has been brought to the attn of the cassie fan club b4 but this four tet remix of a guy from hot chip is covered in a me&u sample

plaxico (I know, right?), Thursday, 14 January 2010 22:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

plaxico (I know, right?), Thursday, 14 January 2010 22:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

!!!

in a BUTTON DOWN CHRIS BROWN BOW TIEEE

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 18 January 2010 11:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

lmao @ "cassie, u a bad bitch I'mma call u lassie"

The Brainwasher, Monday, 18 January 2010 13:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Cassie's vocals also feature in Joy Orbison's remix of Four Tet's 'Love Cry'.

Chris, Tuesday, 19 January 2010 17:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also, if someone could please upload mp3 links to the acapella and instrumental versions of Me & U then I'd be extremely grateful!

Chris, Tuesday, 19 January 2010 17:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Cassie's vocals also feature in Joy Orbison's remix of Four Tet's 'Love Cry'.
http://www.youtube.com/v/g5O4ArmwZOE&fs=1&hl=en

― Chris, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:30 PM (26 minutes ago)

this is really wonderful imo

guardian nagle (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 17:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

wait, that's not the one

guardian nagle (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 18:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

guardian nagle (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 18:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

i wasnt sure if that was cassie on the 4tet/orbison

plaxico (I know, right?), Wednesday, 20 January 2010 03:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

cassieventura Come on people! I still have weight on from the holiday & on top of that, I'm on my period. TMI I know.... lolol!! Not preggers kiddies!! :)

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Saturday, 23 January 2010 21:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

um, surely this is fake (but it's all over the place!):


Tracklist:
01. Leave You A Message
02. Stamina
03. Talkin Like This
04. Official Girl
05. Keep On Lovin Me (Feat. The-Dream)
06. Let The Music Speak (Interlude)
07. I Need Love (Feat. K-Young)
08. My House
09. Activate
10. Stray (Feat. Brandon Hines)
11. What She Dont Know
12. Lets Get Crazy (Feat. Akon)
13. Thirsty
14. Can You Feel Me
15. Skydiver
16. Shakespeare
17. Summer Charm (Bonus Track)

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Sunday, 24 January 2010 03:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is such a fake. I think they are still calling the album "Electro Love", plus that Neptunes song "High" is suppose to be included on it. I would be upset if it was left out. I've been patiently waiting to hear that song forever.

Even if that song just leaked I wouldn't care about the album coming to fruition.

lilsoulbrother, Monday, 25 January 2010 19:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

it'll quite amusing to see just how many unreleased albums cassie can rack up

the other side is at least the best title so far! no wonder it's just something some fan made up. "fuck u silly" needs to be on it though.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

connecticut fever is such an awes album name

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^this

waka shame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 25 January 2010 21:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

agreed

you have to forgive me (surm), Monday, 25 January 2010 21:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

been waiting to hear that manthem rmx

not a playa but i ilx a lot (deej), Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Should I just give in and listen to The Other Side? None of the tracks on it are going to be getting an official release any time soon are they?

Chris, Saturday, 6 February 2010 18:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Despite already having the leaks, I decided to listen to "The Other Side" to see if it worked as an "album", and surprisingly it does (even without my beloved High/Hide snippet). The only new thing with Cassie is that Diddy supposedly forced her to delete her twitter. She was revealing too much about their "relationship."

I say quit fucking and get with releasing the damn album already, or just release this and call it a day.

lilsoulbrother, Friday, 26 March 2010 15:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Given the Siik remix of Me & U a listen and I love it. Any other remixes worth checking out?

Chris, Sunday, 9 May 2010 01:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

the Machinedrum remix as well as the Beat$treet$ mix are v. cool

Blancminaj (Spinspin Sugah), Sunday, 9 May 2010 05:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

i just read the beginning of this thread, when everyone was first discovering "me and u"

kinda funny how quick everyone was on the uptake - i felt the exact same way when i first heard it. it was chilling.

la senora (surm), Sunday, 9 May 2010 06:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, Blancminaj. Tracked down the Machinedrum remix but can't find the Beat$treet$ mix. Any chance you could post a link or upload, please?

Chris, Monday, 10 May 2010 00:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

here you go

Blancminaj (Spinspin Sugah), Monday, 10 May 2010 01:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for those remixes!

Any news on a new album? Or of one of the leaked albums getting an official release? Or a 4th album? I love this girl.

Chris, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 12:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Apparently after the Last Train to Paris album drops they will supposedly concentrate on Cassie.

lilsoulbrother, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think Mermaids are real

plax (ico), Thursday, 27 May 2010 22:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i wish the chorus of "keep on lovin me" wasn't so dumb

― sans crit (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:05 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark

again coming late to something that's already been talked to death, but i've been slowly unwrapping that collection of terius demos someone linked the other day, and tonight listening to "keep on lovin me" over and over and over again. just wonderful, and i want to know more abt cassie, but at this point i just love this song to death. have played it abt 20 times in a row, for the moment can't imagine anything better. chorus is dumb in the best possible way.

good news if you wear cargo shorts (contenderizer), Friday, 16 July 2010 10:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

At OSHEAGA (big MTL music festival) yesterday, I stopped by the electronic stage for an hour or two because Mary Ann Hobbs was spinning, and I caught a set afterwards by a friend of a friend who dropped a massively wonderful glitch/dubstep mix of Long Way 2 Go. In the process of figuring out what the fuck it is.

Y /\/\ /\/\ \/ (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 1 August 2010 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

!

janice (surm), Sunday, 1 August 2010 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

not that one! but that is pretty awesome too.

Y /\/\ /\/\ \/ (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 1 August 2010 19:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Might be this one?
http://soundcloud.com/hovatron/long-way-to-go

Number None, Sunday, 1 August 2010 19:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Haha. It would be, given that the aforementioned friend-of-a-friend is Hovatron. Didn't realize it was his own mix. you are lovely.

Y /\/\ /\/\ \/ (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 1 August 2010 19:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

But the bass was a lot MORE. Serves me right for not buying a new pair of HQ headphones, I suppose.

Y /\/\ /\/\ \/ (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 1 August 2010 19:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

I still want the full version of this!

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 16:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

"I am gearing up to have a new single released this fall."

http://cassieverse.org/

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Saturday, 7 August 2010 23:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

kindof love cassie in her post-dubstep muse (four tet, kastle, deadboy) makes me think of the relationship b/w northern soul and american disco commercial failures.

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 07:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

^ flattery will get u mermaids

r|t|c, Friday, 20 August 2010 09:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

idgi

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 11:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

kindof love cassie in her post-dubstep muse (four tet, kastle, deadboy) makes me think of the relationship b/w northern soul and american disco commercial failures.

― plax (ico), Friday, August 20, 2010 7:49 AM (2 months ago

wonder if Cassie is aware of this stuff, I'd love for her to work with some of these people for Electro-Love... really feeling this Deadboy take on "Long Way 2 Go"

someone invite me to 77 (The Brainwasher), Monday, 1 November 2010 02:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol at srs unrealism but man i wish u were in charge of the universe right now

plax (ico), Monday, 1 November 2010 02:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://www.factmag.com/2010/12/01/brackles-lunice-shortstuff-and-more-team-up-on-free-mini-album-of-cassie-remixes/


Brackles, Jacques Greene, Lunice and more have all contributed to a free mini-album of Cassie remixes titled Skydiver.

Released next Monday, Dec 6 by Local Action, it will be available as a free download from the label’s “soon-to-be-working” website, and features remixes of the US R’n'B singer by Brackles, Shortstuff (under his Mickey Pearce alias), Svpreme Fiend, Slackk, LuckyMe’s Lunice and Jacques Greene, and finally 8Bitch, who not only remixes, but re-sings ‘Me & U’, Cassie’s biggest hit to date.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 17:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^they're all pretty good-to-great fyi

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 17:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like to think of it as a reciprocatory response to cassie's own "in love with the dj" - do think one of them should've taken that one on

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 17:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

!!!

Skydiver is in my top five tracks of the year

Here we are in a sticky situation/ (Tape Store), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 20:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haha! Didn't realize this at the time, but Jacques Greene is a new alias of Hovatron, who spins in Montreal with a bunch of my friends. Busts out Cassie/RLes/The-Dream with shocking regularity. His solo stuff is A++ good.

The SBurbs (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 21:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

his latest track, "(baby i don't know) what you want", is on the excellent new night slugs allstars vol 1 compilation, and i direct you to WUT WUT WUT WUT~~~ for more general night slugs ish

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 21:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

(At least I am 80% sure that this is also Ph1l. It's hard to keep track of his various guises. I gotta ask a couple of friends to be sure.)

The SBurbs (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 21:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's out now - http://www.localactionrecords.co.uk/

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Monday, 6 December 2010 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

heart the cover art

Jeff W, Monday, 6 December 2010 20:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

my favourite cassie photo is my current twitter background

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Monday, 6 December 2010 20:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's kind of cruel to bump this thread and get people's hopes up... not really, I've given up. The title stings a little when Ciara just released an album tho. Will check out the tribute thing, I can fantasize about that being the album cover.

abcfsk, Monday, 6 December 2010 21:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

loving this

Here we are in a sticky situation/ (Tape Store), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 03:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

The first Cassie leak in almost a year. It is an old song from 2007 produced by Brian Cox and written by some guy called Adonis. It's nice and pleasant:

Just Saw Bobby Brown perform Every Little Step. Life is Great! (lilsoulbrother), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 06:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Article in the Guardian today on the growing cult of Cassie

prolego, Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

OMG GUYS:



The Brainwasher, Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

YES! Callabo...make it happen.

RU/SH (Spinspin Sugah), Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

r|t|c, Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

you can shake your head til it falls off tbh rtc

this is making me :D so much

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

what interview?

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol @ cassie discovering cassiefanclub tho

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

the article that's linked 4 posts above yours, plax

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

that tweet's so heartwarming, like to see her find out that there are actually people who really love her music and her voice. hopefully it gives her the motivation to actually release an album something this year!

prolego, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

*sometime

prolego, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk i'm sure she must know, she gets fans tweeting @officialcas all the time - it's obv just that robin, y'know, runs a record label

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

weird how they make such a big deal out of hebden using that me+u sample on that joe goddard remix and dont mention how that same sample is all over the lead single off his last album?

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wonder if i could get into O_ooOo r w/e shes called

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

i would suggest checking creep out first/instead

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

yah but u h8 how to dress well and i love him

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

like LOVE him

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

:(

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

all of us let down lex sometimes.

rem-everybodyhurts.youtube.embed

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

i mean, that feels like a *pretty* self interested recommendation there, lex. u dont know what music i like at all.

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

that said im listening to creep now and not OO00ooOO

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

it'd be a self-interested recommendation if i had anything to do with creep!

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

imagine if cassie became this like post-chillwave witchhouse diva and started getting all this p4k play what would that do to cassie fanclub just wondering

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

like obv i would b into it

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

fyi creep are working with nina sky atm

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

let's not get p4k involved

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

y, do u have some negative opinions about p4k and the bands they cover?

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

imagine if cassie became this like post-chillwave witchhouse diva and started getting all this p4k play what would that do to cassie fanclub just wondering

cassie is already halfway to this if you accept that post-dubstep is the UK witch-house/chillwave.

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

i will concede this

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

cassie is already halfway to this if you accept that post-dubstep is the UK witch-house/chillwave.

when there are actual obvious connections and friendships between label owners and producers from witch house and (segments of) "post-dubstep", calling one the equivalent of the other is an odd way to put it

i still don't really know what chillwave is :/

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

o u r missing out, u would love it i can tell

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

when there are actual obvious connections and friendships between label owners and producers from witch house and (segments of) "post-dubstep", calling one the equivalent of the other is an odd way to put it

Lex that's part of what I meant though? "Equivalent" just means "kinda similar scene"?

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

having said that there's still a difference between Cassie turning up on a Deadboy release and her doing vocal for Salem's second album.

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'd probably be as psyched as plax about Cassie/Dress Well collabs. I mean - I would also love for her to release a real sophomore album already, but becoming a witchhouse diva would be pretty fucking awesome too. the half-shaved head, etc. work well with the whole 'concept'.

Alex in Montreal, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'd probably be as psyched as plax about Cassie/Dress Well collabs. I mean - I would also love for her to release a real sophomore album already, but becoming a witchhouse diva would be pretty fucking awesome too. the half-shaved head, etc. work well with the whole 'concept'.

Alex in Montreal, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

How are Dress Well witchhouse?

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

More importantly let's stop talking about all this stuff on this thread actually.

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeha i think conflating them just erodes the differences - the fact that a group of people who are broadly in the same scene socially actually make stuff that's in different scenes musically kinda emphasises that? if they were all that similar they'd be in the same scene

xps

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

how to dress well is more post-chillwave rnb appropos

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

also, deadboy could easily pass as witchhouse if you didnt know

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

huge overlap in sound and increasingly imagery and mood

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

NOT how to dress well, christ, they can stay the fuck away

i'm really not bothered about whether the cassie album comes out actually: it's unlikely now that any of the 20 or so leaks i've loved in the past 3 years will make the cut. i want those songs to get their due but as i've said elsewhere, the most likely thing is some sort of retrospective rediscovering her as a cult artist 10 years hence

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

huge overlap in sound and increasingly imagery and mood

yeah a big part of the confusion is because "post-dubstep" covers such a broad spectrum of sounds and moods (being that it's kind of non-existent and all)

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

I look forward to the inevitable Soul Jazz double cd curated by How To Dress Well and Salem in partnership.

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Android Soundz"

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

yah but so does chillwave btw lex

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think it would be more like ***anDroID*soundzzz***

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

... The futureproofed daring of Cassie's recorded work was deemed unacceptable by a facile and superficial listening public to busy wondering whether they should have put a ring on it, and Cassie was for a time consigned to a life in the underground, with homemade tapes handed around at witch-house parties. The growing cult finally earned a name for itself in 2012 when Salem dropped the rare 7 inch release "Cassie Fan Club" featuring prominent vocal samples from unreleased Cassie song "Skydiver"...

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

... The next major development in the Cassie Fan Club movement was How To Dress Well making a positive reference to her music on Twitter...

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

do salem read ilx or was cassiefanclub a bigger joke than i realised?

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

omg i am an idiot

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

tim finney! u!

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel like i like this Oo\_/oO track more than the creep one

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

looool

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

ugh feel so embarrassed now ive been taken in by notorious internet prankster tim finney

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm old-fashioned and like to think that "scene" should still have some grounding in geography.

Still, seeing as her own scene has evidently decided it can't be bothered with Cassie she might as well go chasing the FACT magazine audience if only to give her something to do. Still, Cassie doing witch house would be appalling, Cassie doing post-dubstep probably not much better. Shame this couldn't have fallen in a way that involved her voicing icy MIA-style minimal, but that obviously won't happen.

Matt DC, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk you have to imagine that if these guys are really that into her music, they would um keep that in mind when producing stuff for her if i mean you know that were ever to happen

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

that is, its not certain that the dude from htdw would try and manhandle her into his sound.

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

The history of cross-genre collaborations suggests the exact opposite actually.

Matt DC, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

History of tunes sampling Cassie to date supports matt more than plax here.

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

sampling is kindof a diff thing tho right?

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

yah like maybe thats just optimism and naivety, optimism and naivety

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Alright bootlegging or remixing her vocals then.

Tim F, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also what would be the point of oOoOO or Girl Unit or whoever just making a fake Connecticut Fever type track? Better to put together a collaborative track that suits the producer AND actually plays to her strengths, but from what I've heard of witch house in particular its a genre exceptionally ill-suited to her. Likewise anything with exceptionally heavy dubstep bass would make her voice sound ridiculously thin.

Matt DC, Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

from what I've heard of witch house in particular its a genre exceptionally ill-suited to her

as i said, creep would be my pick - their sound isn't as overwhelming as salem/white ring, their track with romy xx displays surprising pop instincts and they're working with nina sky, who aren't a million miles from cassie vocally.

kingdom sampling cassie obv worked really well, too.

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

and most of the remixes on the skydiver package turned out alright! brackles and slackk maybe the picks there.

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

ew gross the kingdom thing was all wrong, i love him and all but no

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 23:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbf this isnt a million miles away from a ryan leslie production.

plax (ico), Monday, 10 January 2011 00:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

kind of weird if the narrative is becoming that Cassie's music is just too out there or forward-thinking or something for the label whose 2 releases in the past year were Last Train To Paris and The ArchAndroid

some dude, Monday, 10 January 2011 01:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't think that's really the narrative al, at least not now - but if Cassie does ultimately get the retrospective treatment you can bet that's how it'll be framed.

Tim F, Monday, 10 January 2011 01:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

wont it be more "too fragile and small, like a tiny precious flower that nobody noticed dancing in the wind"

plax (ico), Monday, 10 January 2011 01:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nah even though that's more representative of current fan club sentiment, the whole point is that the retrospective take will be massively off-base.

Tim F, Monday, 10 January 2011 01:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i sincerely believe the album is coming out this year. let's hope "let's get crazy" is left off.

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 10 January 2011 03:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Something like this but less sampley and more "worked with Cassie's strengths" would be amazing

o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 10 January 2011 22:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://canuhearme.tumblr.com/

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

LOL guys. So I just got back from seeing How to Dress Well (I know, I know) and I spoke to Tom after the show. Two things:

1) He apparently has been chatting with Cassie on Skype and the whole 'working together on a track for his album' thing might really happen !!!
2) He seemed fairly confident from those conversations that her album would be coming out sometime in 2011, if not on a big label/Bad Boy/whatever, then on something smaller.

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 31 January 2011 06:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

um

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

whoa

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

(good reporting, btw)

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

god, you know, i love the internet.

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

all this electro love

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

i could see some euro label putting out her album

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's about it tho

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

cassie singing over a how to dress well song would be a disaster tho unless he decided to record music not like an asshole

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

lolllll

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

(Also, on a totally unrelated note, while I really quite love his album he had a cold today and dropped an octave out of the falsetto for one or two songs and MY GOODNESS he has a wonderful (traditionally good) r&b voice when he's not pitching himself up into sad nostalgia indie range. in an alternate universe there is a version of Love Remains which features him singing in his regular singing voice with fuller studio production and it is a BANGING r&b album. he also did a 100% faithfully earnest cover of 'I Wish' by R Kelly which was sort of wonderful)

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 31 January 2011 06:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

his "i wish" cover is great

lilwayne.quizrewards4u.com (J0rdan S.), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Great update Alex in Montreal. I tried listening to How To Dress Well and my first impression was it sounded like an indie guy singing half ass faux quiet storm music. However, I'm willing to listen to him again.

Also, I hope this album is released in a smaller label. That way it won't have this impossible expectation to sell Rihanna/Beyonce like numbers. Plus, with this seemingly indie love she is getting it would be interesting how they advertise this album.

Plus there is this:

http://www.dummymag.com/features/2011/01/18/a-love-letter-to-cassie/

Wanted to slap a teengaer who didn't know Are You That Somebody (lilsoulbrother), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

*on a smaller label I mean

Wanted to slap a teengaer who didn't know Are You That Somebody (lilsoulbrother), Monday, 31 January 2011 06:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Um...I mean, if HtDW isn't your thing it isn't your thing (Lex, this means you). He's part of a particular subset of underground/lo-fi music these days whose tastes and interests musically are firmly in the world of R&B, bass and dance stuff (and who often have quite good taste when it comes to these genres), but whose music doesn't necessarily reflect that, or at least not the values that more 'traditional' fans of those genres might zoom in on. End result is it appeals more to people who might completely ignore the stuff they're using as inspiration than those with similar musical affections.

Which is just a long round-about way of saying that it will make Lex apoplectic. :)

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 31 January 2011 07:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

He's part of a particular subset of underground/lo-fi music these days whose tastes and interests musically are firmly in the world of R&B, bass and dance stuff

Yeah this concept popped up my mind when trying to hear it this past December. It felt like "safe music" for indie kids who didn't want to listen to scary, black r&b (roll eyes). However I have a habit of dissing something at first listen and coming back to it months and years later appreciating it for what it is despite the ignorance of the fans attached to it.

Wanted to slap a teengaer who didn't know Are You That Somebody (lilsoulbrother), Monday, 31 January 2011 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

It felt like "safe music" for indie kids who didn't want to listen to scary, black r&b (roll eyes). However I have a habit of dissing something at first listen and coming back to it months and years later appreciating it for what it is despite the ignorance of the fans attached to it.

This seems really harsh. What evidence is there that How to Dress Well fans are ignorant? My understanding is that much of his appeal is that he truly is well researched R&B enthusiast playing with the conventions of a genre he deeply loves and understands. HtDW fans might not be as versed in R&B, but they certainly have an appreciation for the genre. A listener would have to be pretty masochistic to listen to that HtDW album if they didn't like R&B.

Evan R, Monday, 31 January 2011 17:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mmm. Not to derail the thread of an artist I really love but it's not about it being safe for white kids or not. He's not trying to make it safe or approaching it ironically - just filtering his interests/influences through his personal musical sensibilities. It seems fairly uncontroversial to me to suggest that people are frequently influenced by music without replicating it in their own output. He's not making R&B. Just influenced by it.

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 31 January 2011 17:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

already totally despise how to dress well

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 17:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

can't remember anything from the one song i listened to apart from a) the song was boring b) his voice was intolerable c) it sounded like it was recorded in a toilet, three rooms away

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 17:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

kinda wish folks wouldnt worry about 'sensibilities' & worry more abt writing good songs bcuz when it comes down to it the affects of R&B dont matter like the songwriting does

*kl0p* (deej), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

i dont know anything abt this band, whether id side w/ lex on it or not, just sayin

*kl0p* (deej), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

can't remember anything from the one song i listened to apart from a) the song was boring b) his voice was intolerable c) it sounded like it was recorded in a toilet, three rooms away

Now those are valid reasons not to listen to HtDW. I'm with Alex, though; I think the guy's got a fair amount of talent and could turn out some genuinely great more conventional R&B if he wanted to, and his heart is in the right place. He's honoring R&B, not sanitizing it.

kinda wish folks wouldnt worry about 'sensibilities' & worry more abt writing good songs bcuz when it comes down to it the affects of R&B dont matter like the songwriting does

Unfortunately, with HtDW the sensibilities and the songs are really one and the same... he deliberately slathers affects over his songs to render the lyrics indecipherable, so for better or worse his songs are more about mood than sentiment. That's a big part of why his album is so divisive.

Evan R, Monday, 31 January 2011 18:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

ryan leslie already made 'gibberish'

*kl0p* (deej), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

thats a one-song gimmick imo

*kl0p* (deej), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

p4k interview said he was into black dice and the dream and that his work is abt the reciprocity b/w the dreams swirls of synth and black dice swirls of noise. its not bad rnb its lofi indie rooted in rnb, saying its badly produced if its tryna be rnb is missing the point

plax (ico), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

you can have well-produced indie too! idk and tbh i don't care how r&b it's trying to be - though i think lilsoulbrother's complaint has a lot of merit when it comes to critical attention/praise that "lo-fi indie rooted in r&b" gets compared to actual r&b - b/c to me this (and gayngs too) fails on a really basic aural level.

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk what is "well produced" tho?

plax (ico), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

seems to me that it doesnt exist on a linear quality scale.

plax (ico), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

well to me it excludes most "lo-fi". if it grates on my ears => it is badly-produced.

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 18:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah well then i think yr gonna miss out on abt 50% of what this guy is doing which is spec. about those grating textures and kindof aleatoric dissonance. to say that its "badly produced" seems p unhelpful

plax (ico), Monday, 31 January 2011 19:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

lex for the 90th time gayngs sounds 0% like contemporary R&B

*kl0p* (deej), Monday, 31 January 2011 19:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just to chip in, I don't hear much contempory R&B in HtDW, some late 80s/90s intonations in the tunes. Jam & Lewis style. Perhaps I'm wrong tho.

mmmm, Monday, 31 January 2011 20:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk i def hear the influence of smthng like lovevmoney pt2 in decisions

plax (ico), Monday, 31 January 2011 20:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I mean, what it boils down to is this. His favourite shit of 2010 is Egyptrixx, Deadboy, Wiz Khalifa, Ciara, The-Dream, Gucci, Girl Unit, Forest Swords, Waka & Teengirl Fantasy + a bunch of metal thread shit. Dude is impeccable taste-wise imo - the dead centre of ILX goons/R&B stans/UK bass/metal rolling thread denizens and channels all of that in various ways. I like it, some people don't, but dude isn't limited to his lo-fi stuff (the three or four mixes he's done for Fader/The Wire/somewhere else have been pretty good). If he ends up working with Cassie, he's enough of a fan of her stuff + her vocals to know what to do with them.

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 31 January 2011 21:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

An excerpt from what Tyler, the Creator posted on a neptunes forum about Cassie "Hide":

“fuck. shit is fucking crazy. so much has happnd in the past couple days. i talked to pharrell for like an hour. knowing that my hero is a fucking fan is fucking crazy! i asked him a couple questions that fans would ask. like about that Cassie track HIDE….that shit is not coming out, from what he told me..."

Well at least I have my 1 minute snippet :( :( :(

Okay Pet Shop Boys Aren't That Bad. (lilsoulbrother), Saturday, 12 March 2011 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's so frustrating being a fan of hers. She is the quintessential artist in limbo.

Call on me (Spinspin Sugah), Saturday, 12 March 2011 18:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

And don't forget disappointment as well. If she doesn't release this album this year I'm just going to give up.

R&B and label politics is so fucking frustrating. Plus the neptunes are such hoarders of their stuff. They aren't as popular as they were in the early 00's. They should be doing what Kanye, Swizz, and Timbaland are doing but they have delusion of grandeur.

(Apologies for the rant in the future.)

Okay Pet Shop Boys Aren't That Bad. (lilsoulbrother), Saturday, 12 March 2011 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Teen Vogue: Nothing like a little music to get the party started. One of my favorite tracks on Cassie's ipad playlist was her own: her new single Bougie S*%t. "Yep, that's how it's spelling," she says. "I looked it up on the Urban Dictionary. It's a girl power song. It's just very honest," she says. "I like to talk from experience. You know, I'm a girl in my twenties. I've been in and out of love. There are lots of girls who have different stories--I just speak from my point of view."

also she is recording w/ ryan leslie again

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Thursday, 31 March 2011 05:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I read this and got a little hopeful.

lilsoulbrother, Thursday, 31 March 2011 23:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

ok ok NEWS

so in June issue of Nylon, it says Cassie's album is coming out this summer. Doesn't have a title yet!

Her favorite song off it is called "Lonely Disco Ball" ("which is about the end of the night when the party is done and everybody has left.")

Cassie (discussing the album): “It’s a cool blend of pop, hip-hop, and ska. It’s urban Gwen Stefani meets Aaliyah. I hate referencing people but if you had to compare, that’s it.”

love you like a frat kid loves Cake (Tape Store), Monday, 6 June 2011 02:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

ska?????

just sayin, Monday, 6 June 2011 10:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

officialcas Cassie
Listening to my single... is a really satisfying feeling. Can't wait for everyone to hear.

love you like a frat kid loves Cake (Tape Store), Saturday, 18 June 2011 18:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

How much longer?????????

― Tape Store, Sunday, June 8, 2008 7:06 AM (3 years ago)

The Brainwasher, Sunday, 19 June 2011 04:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

J0rdan S., Sunday, 19 June 2011 04:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Um... according to Wikipedia, Jason Derulo wrote "My House"

o_O

I feel very conflicted right now

rosa parks did not sit on that bus for this shit (The Brainwasher), Thursday, 30 June 2011 00:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

"My House" is literally one of my favourite songs of all time and i will never ever believe that that is true

uberweiss, Thursday, 30 June 2011 00:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

cassie is the new face of carol's daughter

j lol (surm), Thursday, 30 June 2011 02:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

i get to see her on big posters coming home

j lol (surm), Thursday, 30 June 2011 02:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bad Boy held a listening party at LA club ThomThom last night. Some of Cassie's new tracks were also played. (Un)fortunately there is nothing at Youtube yet.

✇ (Tape Store), Monday, 11 July 2011 20:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

(via CassieVerse)

✇ (Tape Store), Monday, 11 July 2011 20:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Why can't they just release a mixtape or an EP? Give us something. I can't tell how many Wynter Gordon EP's are out there and no one knows who she is.

Tired of these edcuated basic bitches. (lilsoulbrother), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

new track in this clip sounds DOPE

(getting promo emails i don't ever give a shit about finally pays off)

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

that song is old :(

though if it is on the album that'd be dope

DO NOT CALL (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

:[

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lol "the album". Keep holding your breath, CFC!

bed bath and beyoncé (The Reverend), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 18:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

She is too beautiful.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 21:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Last Song for the album has been recorded:

http://goo.gl/3ftWu

Cassie records last song for album.
D'angelo's doing mixing for his album.
Lauryn Hill just doing interviews in general.

Maybe 2012 is the end of the world after all?

Tired of these edcuated basic bitches. (lilsoulbrother), Sunday, 28 August 2011 01:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Assuming of course 2012 is the year a single will be released by these people.

Tired of these edcuated basic bitches. (lilsoulbrother), Sunday, 28 August 2011 01:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

two new songs on the new badboy mixtape!! http://www.datpiff.com/DJ-Prostyle-Diddy-Bad-Boy-The-Preview-mixtape.262920.html

"radio" and a HQ version of "make you a believer"

uberweiss, Saturday, 3 September 2011 10:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

hi nobody. a leak:

"don't lose it"

glorious chorus. dunno about these verses yet

uberweiss, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 00:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh it's unfinished.

anyway how bout that "radio" huh???

uberweiss, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 00:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think "Radio" has a good concept to it though I don't think it is executed perfectly. It's just nice to hear a new song from her. Plus, "Make You A Believer" sounds very sexy. The line "Do you want to ride?" sounds eerily similar to Janet Jackson's "Rollercoaster."

Also, I was similarly concerned/lol'ed at this post:

http://goo.gl/b1wuy

I don't want her music leaking again too, but damn talk about being too much of a fan.

Tired of these edcuated basic bitches. (lilsoulbrother), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 00:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

we've waited since 2007. the moment is almost here. i'm just like...wow. <3

http://soundcloud.com/3xs/cas-koh

✇ (Tape Store), Thursday, 8 September 2011 20:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just hope they go the Dirty Money route and just let the album (if it will be released) grow some legs. It won't be a big blockbuster but if she has this so called indie cult then it will be a nice coup for her in those circles.

Tired of these edcuated basic bitches. (lilsoulbrother), Thursday, 8 September 2011 20:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah can already hear the Nguzunguzu, etc. remixes to this. sound dope.

the special technique of liveblogging (The Brainwasher), Thursday, 8 September 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't madly in love with Radio, but quite like King of Hearts.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

http://soundcloud.com/officialcas/king-of-hearts-r3hab-remix

Official remix of King of Hearts. Original version out in 6 days.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

"King of Hearts" is out in full now. LOVE IT.

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Friday, 10 February 2012 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the production is very subtle

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Friday, 10 February 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

LINK

J0rdan S., Friday, 10 February 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHERE IS TAPE STORE

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Friday, 10 February 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

god strike me dead where i stand but i think this is a bit too close to robyn territory for me to feel okay

J0rdan S., Friday, 10 February 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god no take that back!

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Friday, 10 February 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll let it burn tho

J0rdan S., Friday, 10 February 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

the new-ish leak "breathe again" >>>>>>

idk feel like this is missing something :( it's pretty good i guess

nowadays suckers seem to be so fucking naïve (uberweiss), Friday, 10 February 2012 03:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't find it. Ah well.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thx.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk feel like this is missing something :( it's pretty good i guess

― nowadays suckers seem to be so fucking naïve (uberweiss), Friday, February 10, 2012 3:00 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 10 February 2012 10:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

but i haven't been really really into any of her leaks for a few years now - nothing can really recapture the connecticut fever non-era magic :(

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 10 February 2012 10:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

OH FUCK HALF OF CONNECTICUT FEVER DIED WITH MY HARD DRIVE ;;;;;;_;;;;;;

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 10 February 2012 10:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have Connecticut Fever and Electro Love, Lex, don't worry. Although the only Electro Love era stuff I rep for are Stamina, Shakespeare and Must Be Love. (Stamina is so damn good though). And if you don't check for Skydiver, you're crazy.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i retrieved connecticut fever! god bless the internet

"summer charm" and "stamina" are the keepers from the post-connecticut fever era imo. "skydiver" is pretty but ridic slight even by cassie standards

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 10 February 2012 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

This gets AMAZING around the 3min mark, a lot more fleshed out and warm - I wish the whole track sounded more like that part.

boxedjoy, Friday, 10 February 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've been playing the 'sam young remix' (whatever that is--i think it might just be some dude's version using that original one minute clip--for a few weeks now and love it a lot. this official version isn't quite as exciting.

buttttt that trailer's still got me QUITE excited for the video

Jacques_Lamure, Friday, 10 February 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

leaks i think are ridic amazing:

activate
breathe again
can you feel me
don't go too slow
fuck u silly
i need love
keep on lovin' me
let me go
my house
nobody but you
push it
right time
runnin' from love
sometimes
stamina
summer charm
thirsty
turn the lights off
2 the morning

plus loads of others i like a lot (what she don't know, not what love is, in love with the dj, etc etc etc)

"official girl" and "is it you" (esp. the latter) are obvs 10/10 classix

basically just the latest official releases i'm not feeling too much... this, "radio" and "sound of love" iirc. i like all 3, but when i have "turn the lights off" and "my house" in my life, my standards for cassie are much higher than this.

nowadays suckers seem to be so fucking naïve (uberweiss), Friday, 10 February 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

'turn the lights off' and 'my house' feel like a universe away at this point.

that period in 2008 when every track that leaked was a total banger.

the 2009 stuff never gelled with me as much, besides stamina. Keep On Lovin' Me is good, but feels less 'Cassie' than the earlier stuff for some reason.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's "Sound of Love"?

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I'ma Lover" is my favorite of her Terius collabos from '09

Peace (peaceful) (The Brainwasher), Friday, 10 February 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thirsty is still such a jam.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

"sound of love":

nowadays suckers seem to be so fucking naïve (uberweiss), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh. Not bad.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

although, kind of a weird alt-universe rip of Super Bass.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like king of hearts a lot

surm, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

cassie: the new robyn?

i mean i like it but i thought cassie's comeback would be more... undeniable. like when the short preview clip came out i thought for whatever reason that the full song would reveal so much more... when in reality it basically ended up showing everything the song had to offer

teledyldonix, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"King of Hearts" has great production for an R&B pop-dance banger but putting Cassie on a track like this just makes her sound even more like the kind of barely-there singer they would have used if this actually was a euro tune.

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 12:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cassie - Is It You [Step Up 2 The Streets] YouTube

like if you listen in 2012!!!!! <3

BarbieCannibal69 1 month ago 105

like this if u are listening to dis song in 2012!

Chulinj 1 month ago 37

MikoMcha, Saturday, 18 February 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

like if you are breathing oxygen

teledyldonix, Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am a methane-breathing bacterium

The Reverend, Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

ol girl gets a lotta shine in the "shot caller" rmx video

pre-tennis ball head-era chris brown (J0rdan S.), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

together at last!

i like it

r|t|c, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I somehow read this thread title backwards and was ready to choke a bitch.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha Rev, every time I stumble across this thread I have to resist the urge to start a "Ciara: The Old Cassie?" thread

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

balcony feat jeezy leaked today

moullet, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

mastered version of this is really nice http://rapradar.com/2012/08/19/new-music-cassie-x-young-jeezy-balcony/

a hoy hoy heat (J0rdan S.), Monday, 20 August 2012 01:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

had a couple drinks.......
lit an L it was perfect........

a hoy hoy heat (J0rdan S.), Monday, 20 August 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't

surm, Monday, 20 August 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

very surm lyrics imo

a hoy hoy heat (J0rdan S.), Monday, 20 August 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3

surm, Monday, 20 August 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

in new york cityyyyyyyyyyyy

surm, Monday, 20 August 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love how she kind of says balconay

honestly this song is a little overwhelming it's so good, by the time that 3rd chorus hits

surm, Monday, 20 August 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

o wait no she doesn't it's citayy that she says like that, i love it

surm, Monday, 20 August 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

altho lol at jeezy's she sassy she classy part haha

surm, Monday, 20 August 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, this is great. as much as i liked king of hearts, this makes me feel much better about whatever album we eventually get from her. this is what she should be doing.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 3 September 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Victory Goon (some dude), Monday, 29 October 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

lmfao
http://cassiecollective.tumblr.com/

D-40, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 18:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

kmt @ the design

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

srsly

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

they tweeted me to say they'd been inspired by the cassiefanclub article i wrote like six years ago and i was just oh god what have i wrought can we focus on POOR CIARA again

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah in 8-12 months you may have a ciara pitch there

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

tbh i downloaded all three
plan on doing a track by track eval of where the cassie fanclub went wrong

D-40, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

lmao -- although i admit i am almost tempted to listen to these just because i haven't bothered to listen to any of the hundreds of leaked tracks over the years

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

i made my own flawless "album" from her 2006 leaks and honestly there hasn't been enough amazing since then to warrant another

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

i might mean 2007

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah those fantasy ride leaks are def all time

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

also i am seeing people in numerous places pay attention to this particular fan project which is just.............................

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cassie: The new Weeknd?

乒乓, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah those fantasy ride leaks are def all time

oh no i meant cassie

i've just appended ciara's leaks as "bonus tracks" to whichever album era they emerged in - easily enough material for a couple of albums though

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

in other words, lmao

乒乓, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

乒乓, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's ridiculous that ciara actually made three of the best r&b tracks of THIS year and still managed to continue fucking up her career

like "got that good" bangs but it's basically a "gimmie dat" retread so WHY try that again
"sorry" is aight but it sounds so desperate in its attempt to reclaim that "promise" magic
whereas "sophomore" and "livin' it up" were both legit incredible and hooky and not like stuff you've done before so OF COURSE you don't bother to release them

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

those are not 3 of the best R&B tracks of the year, come the fuck on

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm basically addicted to them

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

"sorry" isn't, obv, i'll take the other three + "sweat" over most other r&b released this year

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

has there been a year Ciara has released music that you wouldn't say she made 3 of the best R&B tracks of the year?

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

probably not, that's why she's one of my favourite r&b artists! are you suggesting that i'm not listening critically? was denying subjectivity not what you decided to pile on me for this morning?

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

i just feel like it diminishes the accomplishments of an actual 10 out of 10 classic Ciara song like "Promise" if you think she has 40 songs that good

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh my god, that blurb at the side! everything about it is riotously embarrassing.

still, bless 'em for caring.

c sharp major, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

since it was written by a 20 year old i'll give it a pass

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

the idea of it being someone possibly too young to even have heard "me & u" on the radio makes it extra tragic

some dude, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

hahaha

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cassie has gained even more critical acclaim: Pitchfork to MuuMuse to SPIN

One of these things is not like the others...

The Reverend, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

whatever MuuMuse is, i'm sure it's the Cassie of musical publications

some dude, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

R&B stars: Beyonce to Cassie to Usher

some dude, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

awwww man reading some of these song titles...

k3vin k., Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

muumuuse is some random pop blog run by a guy in boston that breathlessly reports on everything but a random guy i know knows him and apparently he has crazy industry contacts or something? but yeah. hilarious to see that there.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

R&B stars: Beyonce to Cassie to Usher

― some dude, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:35 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

hehe

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

oldladiesyellatcloud.jpg

Cousin Slappy, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I'm sorry to say with this Cassie Collective Trilogy I'm beginning to see what I've been missing. To those that say they missed out on some of her best stuff, what are they missing? Is there a better, unofficial comp out there?

I Be Ballin Outta Control, Monday, 11 February 2013 13:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

i doubt they missed out anything, it's pretty exhaustive right? i just don't think much post-2008 really needed to be included

lex pretend, Monday, 11 February 2013 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^^ what lex said. they didn't miss tons but the 12 track comp we put together a track list for in 2008/2009 hits most of the highlights.

Skydiver and Stamina are both pretty perfect, and Balcony and King of Hearts are enjoyable, and I'm never going to complain about /more/ Cassie, but I listen to it more often as a distilled single album.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 11 February 2013 23:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

new single with ross coming out soon

d'eejban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 February 2013 23:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

the same appears to be true of ciara

lex pretend, Monday, 11 February 2013 23:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

with Rick Ross? lol.

Rick Ross, saviour of all the neglected R&B women.

a.k.a. DEAR MAYBACH MUSIC WHEN ARE WE GETTING THAT NEW TEEDRA ALBUM

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha Ross rescuing R&B albums like Drake rescues Ross albums

BIG REUSS aka the fun.driver (some dude), Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

http://www.datpiff.com/Cassie-RockaByeBaby-mixtape.465275.html

^^ no talk at all about this? haven't heard it yet, but 'numb' and 'paradise' refrain my expectations about it...

rusty_allen, Friday, 12 April 2013 11:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

*presses play*

well that was a predictable intro

r|t|c, Friday, 12 April 2013 13:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

of all the r&b second-tier starlets i find cassie to be the most blank-slate. i'm still trying to find out what this mixtape is about. the only impression i get halfway in is a clumsy attempt at doing bad-bitch-by-numbers.

i get the fascination with her - she has great... potential? but has she really made any career moves that haven't been horribly clumsy and awkward?

it has been a chore listening to this one half of the mixtape and i'm not optimistic for the next half :/

cocktail onion (fennel cartwright), Friday, 12 April 2013 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

"i make music to numb your brain" probs not the best advised lyric

r|t|c, Friday, 12 April 2013 13:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think she thinks she's pandering to the watching-the-party-thru-smoke vibes crew w/that line

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 12 April 2013 14:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

the mixtape did surprise me in that most of it is trying to bite that riri #phuckeverything swag but it's not a great fit overall

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 12 April 2013 14:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

will listen. as for tiers, casseie's blankness is obviously what makes her first tier, and i think the better question is has she made any moves that HAVE been clumsy and awkward? i dunno, i haven't heard a lot by her that isn't perfect. been bumpin balcony on repeat lately.

surm, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's an inherently sweet blankness though, at its best. the 'pour it up' style nihilism this tape flirts with is above her paygrade

r|t|c, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

i like how the guests aren't listed on this soundcloud, makes a much funner game of bingo when you don't know when to expect jeremih's whinnying

r|t|c, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

her royal blankness

oh no, now i'm nervous :(

surm, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

the song with jeremih is good

sisilafami, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

i just find her work to be disparate and unfocused. like she's trying to find a lil r&b niche and fill it. i hadn't heard balcony yet but the first youtube comment was pretty otm with the jhene aiko comparison. balcony isn't even a bad song or anything. but jhene has already carved out her niche. now cassie is just jumping from hazy sex to NINO CARTER in the span of a few months, and that's genre hopping from an artist w/o the pedigree to get away with it

i say second tier in terms of mainstream success. most regular music fans i know perceive her as a forgettable one hit wonder. i know she has the cult following but by definition cult following =/= most definitions of first tier

cocktail onion (fennel cartwright), Friday, 12 April 2013 14:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

wait a minute jhene's niche is ENTIRELY based on biting cassie

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 12 April 2013 14:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

like i remember the first time i heard jhene just thinking "does the #cassiefanclub own a laboratory now and did they create this girl in it"

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 12 April 2013 14:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

at the same time, not achieving mainstream success doesn't mean you are not a first-rate musician. her cult following has happened bc she did in fact fill a niche. to this day i can't think of anyone else i could put on when i am in the mood for that vibe. she has a very particular voice, and the precision of it, along with cleanliness of her production is what makes her anything but disparate and unfocused.

surm, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

xxp

surm, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

feel pleased never to have spent time cultivating any semblance of an opinion on jhene

r|t|c, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

'ditto' will always be cassie's signature tune in my eyes i think

r|t|c, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

"is it you?" is one i've been thinking of recently, an avenue that was closed off too swiftly

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 12 April 2013 14:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

*summer charm* will definitely be blowin up my crib this summer

surm, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pusha T definitely just blatantly lifted 2 recent MC references in an otherwise OK song (take care of me baby is spooky enough to sound like cassie)

surm, Friday, 12 April 2013 14:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

eww Do My Dance <--> Bad Bitches is some keri hilson gone bad shit, v uninspiring

surm, Friday, 12 April 2013 15:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol @ the cassie review in pfork today, he wont be getting his membership in the club revoked

just sayin, Friday, 19 April 2013 12:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

What’s clear now is that Cassie’s no longer just competing in the R&B game anymore.

r|t|c, Friday, 19 April 2013 12:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

What’s clear now is that Cassie’s just no longer competing in the R&B game anymore.

Fixed

Tim F, Friday, 19 April 2013 12:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

mixtape is pretty eh

J0rdan S., Monday, 22 April 2013 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink


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