Barry Adrian Reese better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an
Cassidy's first album, Split Personality, was released on March
16, 2004. There were two singles released from the album. The first
single was "Hotel", which featured R. Kelly. The second
single was "Get No Better", which featured Mashonda. Split
Personality went gold in the first month it was released.
 2005: I'm a Hustla
Cassidy's second album, I'm a Hustla, was released on June 28, 2005
through Swizz Beatz's label, Full Surface. There were two singles
released from the album. The first single was "I'm a Hustla".
The second single was "B-Boy Stance", which featured Swizz
 2007: B.A.R.S
Cassidy's third album, B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story, was
released on November 6, 2007. There was only one single released
from the album. It was, "My Drink n My 2 Step" and it featured
Swizz Beatz. The album features songs about his accident and his
time in jail as well as his relationship with God.
 2009: Signing with Kross Over
In late 2009 Cassidy signed with Carmelo Anthony's label Kross Over
Entertainment. He Released mixtape series entitled Apply Pressure
off the label.
 2010-present: C.A.S.H.
On August 24, 2010, Cassidy released a 5-track EP, Face 2 Face EP.
Cassidy's fourth album, C.A.S.H., was released November 16, 2010. "Face
to Face" is the street single released from the album and "Drumma
Bass" is the first official single. In 2010, Cassidy released
the song "Gametime", which is featured on NBA 2K11.[vague]
 Acting career
Cassidy had a cameo appearance in the 2009 movie Next Day Air.
 Personal life
 Murder case
On April 15, 2005 three men, including Cassidy, armed with .45 and
.40 caliber handguns, 9 mm pistols, and an AK-47 variant rifle, fired
on three unarmed men during an argument that occurred in the West
Oak Lane neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. Desmond Hawkins
was killed by a shot in the back. Hawkin's two other friends were
treated at hospitals for gunshot wounds and released.
On June 8, a warrant was issued for Cassidy's arrest on charges
of murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault,
conspiracy and weapons possession. Cassidy surrendered to Philadelphia
police on the afternoon of June 17. At his arraignment on Saturday,
June 18, he was denied bail, and sent to Philadelphia's Curran-Fromhold
Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison, where he would serve
his time during the trial and after he was sentenced.
Cassidy's murder case took a turn when the primary witness withdrew
his confession. This resulted in the judge stating that Cassidy would
stand trial for 3rd degree murder. On August 16, 2005, Municipal
Judge Marsha Neifield ruled that prosecutors had sufficient evidence
to charge Cassidy with third-degree murder, attempted murder charges,
and weapons offenses. This was later overturned to the original,
first degree charge - negating the possibility of parole. On January
25, 2006 Cassidy was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, two counts
of aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime for
his involvement in the shooting. He was sentenced to 11 to 23 months
in jail plus probation and was credited with the 7 months he had
Cassidy was released from Pennsylvania's Curran-Fromhold Correctional
Facility on March 2, 2006 after serving eight months.
 Car accident
Cassidy was seriously injured in a vehicle accident on the night
of October 5, 2006 when a commercial truck collided with his SUV
while he was a passenger. He was taken to the Jersey City Medical
Center, where he was diagnosed with a fractured skull and several
broken bones on the left side of his face. He still has visible scars
from the accident.
"I was in a coma for about seven or eight days," he said. "And
then they put me into a medicated coma, so that if I woke up I wouldn't
be traumatized by what I went through. When I first woke up out of
my coma, I had amnesia, so I couldn't really remember everything. I
didn't have full amnesia; I could remember certain things. The only
people I really knew were my mom, my son, people that's real close
that you knew all your life. I knew their names but even certain experiences
I couldn't remember at first. I couldn't remember none of my raps,
even the songs I performed — 'Hotel,' 'I'm a Hustla,' none of
that. The doctor told me that I suffered brain damage, but it was temporary,
it wasn't permanent. So the same way it takes time for your body to
heal, he said it's gonna take your brain time to heal." ”
Main article: Cassidy discography
 Official studio albums
* Split Personality (2004)
* I'm a Hustla (2005)
* B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story (2007)
* C.A.S.H. (2010)
 Official mixtapes
* Nothing But The Freestyles (2003)
* 07-07-07 (Happy Birthday) (2007)
* 07-07-08 (Happy Birthday Extended Edition) (2008)
* Apply Pressure (2009)
* Apply Pressure 2 (2010)
* 2009: Next Day Air as Cass