Barry Adrian Reese (born July 7, 1982), better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
As controversial as Hip Hop has become over the last decade, one might think adding a new rapper to the game known as the "Da Problem" may seem a little over the top, but 18-year-old Philly native, Barry Reese, a.k.a. Cassidy, could be the solution to what's been missing from rap lyrics-true uncut rhyming ability.
While currently at work on his own album, Cassidy is no stranger to the studio. He has already been making a name for himself within the industry by ghostwriting on Eve and Jadakiss's hit "Got It All" that appeared on the Ruff Ryder 2 compilation; he spit street savvy lyrics on Nas "The General Remix" featuring Fat Joe and soon, Cassidy will be heard once again. This time he will making a cameo on "Banned from TV," Noreaga's single from his upcoming album. And just two years after originally signing with Ruff Ryders, Cassidy continues to make major moves. Grabbing the attention of CEO power producer, Swizz Beatz, Cassidy is keeping busy as the second artist on Swizz's new label, Full Surface.