Cassie: The new Ciara?

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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 marĂ­ 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


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