Cassidy’s Initials Are B.A.R.S. & He Freestyles Into 2017 With Some Of His Best (Video)

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Philly veteran MC Cassidy has been unusually quiet lately. Save for a Team Backpack Cypher alongside Ghostface Killah and Twista, the onetime Ruff Ryders member crept slow through 2016. That appears not to be the case for 2017. In the closing hours of the last year, the Brotherly Love lyricist showed that his only resolution for the year ahead may be to spit even harder.

Appearing with longtime producer/mentor Swizz Beatz on DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood Shuffle, the MC who previously released B.A.R.S. (his actual initials) showed that he is still wealthy in that commodity. As the G-Unit/Shade 45 DJ dropped beats by his crew and more, the animated Cass’ went in.

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I’m on the strip with a baby-bottle, diaper bag fulla crazy piff / The baby-doll wrapped in a blanket, I babysit / You a real tough talker, but softer than baby-shit / If I’m not your favorite rapper, you must be on Shady dick / Or maybe ‘Kiss / But bitch, if you got eyes, you can see I’m top 5, so fuck the niggas that made the list.

Swizzy sprinkles the moment with a heavy dose of smooth ad-libs, and the Full Surface tandem show they can still kick tight routines. The MC with 3 Top 10 albums (including a #2 and a #3) is out to prove his legacy into the 2010s.

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Last week, in another Whoo Kid freestyle, comedian/actor Jay Pharoah referred to Cassidy as one of his “idols.” In his own freestyle, the former SNL sensation appeared to mimic Cassidy’s rhyme style.