By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Battle rapping suddenly reached an unexpected rise in popularity over the summer. Everything from Murda Mook and Loaded Lux going at it to Canibus pulling out a notepad against Dyzasta was noted. Many battle rappers were able to gain mainstream attention through this resurgence.
Nine years ago, battle rap enjoyed a spike in popularity. During this time, Cassidy and Lloyd Banks would land major label deals. Cassidy quickly evolved from being a simple battle rapper into a hitmaker. Versatile, Cassidy provided such hits as “Hotel” with R. Kelly and others such as “I’m a Hustla.”
Bottom line, Cassidy makes great songs, which is something a lot of battle rappers are unable to do. Vlad TV has kept in touch with Cassidy since his return to the forefront with his Meek Mill beef. During their latest conversation, Cassidy would discuss the song-making abilities of most battle rappers, in comparison to himself.
Watch the entire interview below: