Barry Adrian Reese (born July 7, 1982), better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Cassidy signed to Full Surface in 2002. On November 29, 2003, he released "Hotel", featuring R. Kelly. It reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. The second single was "Get No Better", featuring Mashonda. On March 16, 2004, Cassidy released his first studio album, Split Personality. It was certified gold in the first month. On March 14, 2005, Cassidy released the single "I'm A Hustla". The next single, "B-Boy Stance", featured Swizz Beatz. On June 28, Cassidy released his second studio album, I'm A Hustla. It debuted at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with 93,000 copies sold in the first week. In 2006, after his release from prison and recovering from an auto accident, Cassidy began work on his third studio album, B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story. On November 6, 2007 the album was released it debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 copies sold in the first week of released. It contained the single "My Drink n My 2 Step", featuring and produced by Swizz Beatz. In late 2009 Cassidy signed with Carmelo Anthony's label Kross Over Entertainment. While preparing his fourth studio album, he released a mixtape series entitled Apply Pressure. On August 24, 2010, Cassidy released the 5-track EP Face 2 Face, with the promotional single "Face 2 Face". On November 16, 2010, Cassidy's fourth studio album, C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla) was released. On its first week it had sold about 5,200 copies, much lower than his previous studio albums."Drumma Bass" was the only official single from the album. On May 21, 2012, Cassidy hosted a release party for his mixtape Mayhem Music. On July 8, 2012, he released the mixtape Mayhem Music: AP3. After fellow Philly rapper Meek Mill said he would battle Cassidy, which Cassidy later said he would accept if the money was right. They participated in a "twitter beef" after which Cassidy released "The Diary of a Hustla" which was originally thought to be a diss towards Meek. This was later refuted by Cassidy. They both are asking 100,000 each for the battle to take place. However after Meek Mill dissed Cassidy's song "Condom Style" (a remake of Psy's "Gangnam Style") Cassidy released a formal diss track towards Mill with "Me, Myself & iPhone".Afterwards, Meek Mill responded with the diss track "Repo" which Mill later said would be the final diss record he would release against Cassidy. Cassidy later said the feud was not personal, saying it was all in the spirit of hip hop. On January 6, 2013 Cassidy released a 10 minute long diss response titled "Raid".