"I worked on that with my labelmate Los and he just really coached me through it, and I was like 'Los I can not believe you have me rapping this fast, I never thought I could move my mouth this fast,'" she said.
Everybody's letting it marinate, but even when I played that record and "Bad B******" for one of my friends wh'ís known me since I first started in the music industry was like, 'Wait, this is Esther Dean.' Everyone has been like, 'What the hell? Where did you come up sounding like that? I don't ever remember you being loud and boisterous.' I'm like, 'I know, I'm so laid back in real life.'"
Yesterday, Cassie's "Rock a Bye Baby" mixtape was released. Not included in the package was a back cover for the mixtape or the production or writing credits. Bad Boy has now released all of that information and here are the full details:
Executive Producers: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Cassie, Matthew "Matty Rich" Testa and Rob Holladay
2. Paradise featuring Wiz Khalifa
Produced by Da Internz and Rob Holladay
Written by James Fauntleroy II and Wiz Khalifa
3. Take Care of Me Baby featuring Pusha T
Produced by Mike WiLL Made It and Rob Holladay
Written by Pusha T and James Fauntleroy II
4. Addiction featuring French Montana
Produced by Rob Holladay, Magnificent, Knotch and BJONES!
Written by French Montana and J-Doe
Cassie has released her new mixtape, "Rock a Bye Baby," for free download on DatPiff. The 13 song set features collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, French Montana, Rick Ross, Jeremih, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Too Short and Ester Dean.
You can listen to it below and check out the cover and track listing.
I remember when you were recording your first album at 18 or 19 that you were going through a process of sounds. What can you tell me about the direction of this tape?
Itís completely different than the beginning. I think that honestly. Itís been seven years later and going through making all of these different records and trying all of these different things that got me to this point. I am experimenting with sounds was experimenting with my voice and how far I wanted to take things and how minimal I wanna keep it. Thatís kind of the quality of my work is in the simplicity of it. I donít think I overdo anything. I leave it so DJs can remix it and it not be complicated. Itís creative. Itís made for the DJ. Itís made for people who wanna listen to music and vibe out, but itís just a new sound.
Itís fun on it too because I experimented with sampling records that I personally really like. So I did a remix to ďM.A.A.d City.Ē Kendrick Lamarís ďM.A.A.d City.Ē Iím actually singing on it, but its dope. I did a record with Too $hort and itís a sample from the Tyga record ďDo My Dance.Ē Itís all over the place and itís really cool that we got people from all genres and walks of life, like Too $hort being from out here, Jeremih is from Chicago, everybody else is from New York, we got little pieces of everything on the tape.
Cassie has released a trailer for the music video to a brand new song: "Paradise" featuring Wiz Khalifa." According to a message posted on Instagram, the song was produced by Kosine of Da Internz and written by James Fauntleroy of Cocaine 80s. Meanwhile, the music video was directed by Alex Nazari. Watch the trailer below.
Bad Boy Records has released the music video for Cassie's "Numb" featuring Rick Ross. It was directed by Alex Nazari and the song will be featured on the singer's upcoming release, "Rock a Bye Baby," coming April 11.