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Cassidy To Release Religious Record For Charity

2/6/2013 4:22pm EST
Rapper Cassidy has joined up with a church in Pennsylvania to release a "faith-based" charity record detailing his relationship with God.

The Hotel hit-maker, real name Barry Reese, is collaborating with Pastor Jomo K. Johnson of Philly Open Air Church in Philadelphia to release the EP, with all proceeds going to two local charities.

In an interview with the Christian Post, Cassidy explains his eight-month stint in prison stemming from murder charges, and a subsequent near-fatal car accident shortly after his 2006 release, brought him closer to his Christian faith.

He says, "When I ca...

Rapper Cassidy Released From Jail

5/23/2011 9:02am EDT
Rapper Cassidy has been released from jail following his arrest in New Jersey earlier this month.

The Hotel hit-maker, real name Barry Reese, was put behind bars at the Bergen County Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He walked free over the weekend and has now dismissed reports he had landed in trouble after authorities linked him to a murder case - insisting he merely missed a meeting with his probation officer.

Cassidy tells internet radio program The Come Up Show, "It was something light. I'm still on probation from the situation that I dealt with about six, seven years...

Rapper Cassidy Arrested For Probation Violation

5/16/2011 2:29pm EDT
Rapper Cassidy has been arrested in New Jersey for violating his probation amid reports he's wanted in connection to a murder case.

The Hotel hit-maker, real name Barry Reese, was taken into custody in his hometown of Hackensack on Saturday after detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department in Pennsylvania notified local cops that there was an open warrant for his arrest.

However, authorities have since revealed Reese is also facing allegations of involvement in a murder and two attempted murders in his native Philadelphia, according to news website

Police Lieut...

Swizz Beatz Sued By Songwriter

10/22/2010 11:12am EDT
Swizz Beatz
Alicia Keys' husband Swizz Beatz is facing a lawsuit from a songwriter who alleges the producer failed to credit him on a track he worked on for rapper Cassidy.

Antwann Frost filed suit this week claiming he and Swizz Beatz co-produced a track called My Drink 'n My 2 Step in 2007 for the hip-hop star's third album B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story.

However, Frost was not acknowledged with a producing credit for his work and he alleges Swizz Beatz - real name Kasseem Dean - later offered him $5,000 and five per cent ownership of the song.

Frost insists he rejected the offer and is ...

Cassidy Slams HIV Rumors

3/30/2010 2:20pm EDT
Rapper Cassidy has lashed out at rumors he's HIV positive amid allegations he passed on the virus to a female fan.

The Hotel hit-maker, real name Barry Reese, hit the headlines last week after an unidentified woman from his native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania claimed she had contracted HIV after having unprotected sex with the star on several occasions.

However, Cassidy has blasted the reports, insisting he is "perfectly healthy" and has no idea who the young woman is.

In a post on his page, he writes, "Stopactinstupid! (sic) I don't even know that lil girl... I only f**k wi...

Check Out Newcomer Kat De Luna's Single, 'Whine Up,' Featuring Elephant Man

5/10/2007 11:00pm EDT
Kat de Luna
Kat de Luna is the girl next door, no matter where you're from. To say shes a crossover artist is an understatement. Hip hop, R&B, Merengue, Pop, Spanish Jazz, ballads, and dance, she does it all; in English and Spanish. Want proof? R&B superstar R. Kelly called her a "prodigy" and the famous Salvadorian singer Alvaro Torres referred to her as Selena. At age 12 she was invited by the "Queen of Merengue" Milly Quezada, to sing with her on stage in front of thousands of people, and in April of 2004 she opened for J Records recording artist Cassidy as part of the all Latino girl group Coquette...