Archive for May 15, 2011

Jadakiss Wants ‘King Of New York’ Status, “That Sh*t Would Be Crazy”

Posted in 1 on May 15, 2011 by bobbybounce

The LOX’s Jadakiss recently talked about taking his career to the next level by moving into acting and why he sees himself playing the role of Christopher Walken from the 1990’s cult classic, King of New York.

Known for inspiring the Notorious B.I.G.’s fictional drug kingpin moniker, Jada said his ideal role would be playing the part of Frank White.

“King of New York. Just replace Christopher Walken with me. Keep everything the same. It’s just me. Picture me instead of Christopher Walken. That sh*t would be crazy. You got to redo the whole King of New York with me.” (VIBE)
Last year, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj said her dream role would be in a Tim Burton film.

“I’d like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy,” Minaj reveals within her cover feature interview. “Then I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie…And then I’d like to just play a regular girl who, you know, is facing the world. Something really sentimental and organic, that girls all around the world can identify with. You know, how Jada Pinkett Smith did in Jason’s Lyric.” (KING)
In summer 2010, Drake envisioned himself playing the role of United States’ President Barack Obama.

“I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal [laughs]. I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. Slowly but surely, I’m not in the study mode because nobody’s called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I’m not scrambling to learn how to speak like him. I want to be involved in great film projects. I don’t want to do the basketball movie that everyone does. I don’t want to do the typical black film that everyone expects. I think that I have enough experience to actually be involved in a real meaty project full of substance.” (Paper Mag)
Outside of acting dreams, Dipset A&R Duke Da God recently talked to SOHH and named Jada SOHH Underrated.

“I think he most underrated person in hip-hop right now is probably Jadakiss. Speaking on a mainstream level, I gotta sayJadakiss. I’m going to tell you real quick why I feel he’s the most underrated out there. Jadakiss is the “nicest” of the “nicest” but he’s not getting all that attention. He’s lyrically better than anybody and everybody but something just doesn’t connect with the mainstream. He’s the nicest out of everybody rapping. I think he’s very underrated and he should have more marketing dollars spent on him because he’s better than everybody.” (SOHH Underrated)

Cassidy Arrested In New Jersey, “Consider This Person Armed & Dangerous”

Posted in 1 on May 15, 2011 by bobbybounce

Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has reportedly been arrested by New Jersey cops Saturday (May 14) while traveling in the Garden State on an arrest warrant.

Details of his arrest landed online late Saturday evening.

The Philadelphia Police warrant squad called the Hackensack Police Department on Saturday morning to tell officers there was an open warrant for Hackensack resident Barry Reese, also known as the rapper Cassidy, Hackensack police Lt. Timothy Lloyd said. The warrant was for violating probation, but Reese is also a suspect in a murder and two attempted murders in Philadelphia, Lloyd said. Philadelphia police knew from a prior investigation that the rapper lived in Hackensack, Lloyd said. (North Jersey)
Cassidy was reportedly caught off guard when approached and arrested.

Philadelphia police told their Hackensack counterparts “to consider this person armed and dangerous,” and this was a “high-risk warrant,” Lloyd said. Officers from the Hackensack Police Emergency Response Team and the police department’s juvenile bureau watched Reese’s home Saturday on Reilly Court, Lloyd said. Reese left his house about 1:30 p.m. and was followed by police to a local convenience store, Lloyd said. An undercover ERT officer went in the store and positively identified Reese, he said. When Reese came out of the store, “the ERT units moved in and conducted a felony motor vehicle stop,” Lloyd said. Reese “was very surprised,” Lloyd said. The officers who arrested the rapper “did an outstanding job,” he said. “Without the proper teamwork going on, this could have spiraled out of control quickly.” No one was injured in the arrest, Lloyd said. Reese, 28, will be brought to the Bergen County Jail Annex to await extradition to Philadelphia, Lloyd said. (North Jersey)
Cassidy’s last Twitter remark was made on Thursday (May 14).

“@erexthetraveler whassup wit u? Is everything good?” (Cassidy’s Twitter)
The Philly rapper recently spoke to SOHH and talked about his underrated status as an emcee.

“I feel like I’m the most underrated rapper in hip-hop. I know I do have a certain level of success, but I don’t feel like I get the respect from the world. I don’t feel like I get that respect from the mass amounts of people out there like I should. I don’t feel like I get as much radio play as I should. I don’t feel as though my music videos get played as much as they should. I don’t feel like I sell as many albums as I should. I don’t feel like I’m getting the right amount of endorsement deals and reality shows and TV shows and movies that I should be getting. I don’t feel like I’ve been branching off of my career as I should.” (SOHH Underrated)
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