B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story
Label: J Records
On his third album, Cassidy is conflicted. On the homicidal "Where My N*gg*s At?," he declares, "When it come to this gun sh*t I'm the man." However, the Philadelphia hot spitter can't help but be introspective considering he was incarcerated in 2006 for eight months because of an involuntary manslaughter conviction and suffered a near-fatal car accident soon after his release. He touches on troubled young'uns finding God on the gospel piano-driven "Leanin' on the Lord's Side" and recalls the ups and downs of his trial with "Innocent Man." It might be the realest stuff he's ever wrote.