The last time we heard a full set from Cassie, officially speaking, was her self-titled debut in 2006, which included the icy electro-R&B masterpiece that’s singlehandedly kept her name relevant in music for over 7 years: “Me & U.”
She returned in February last year with the transcendent, Ibiza-lite “King Of Hearts,” and again later that year with a feature on Nicki Minaj‘s robotic “The Boys.” And now, after endless delays and setbacks, somehow—perhaps by divine intervention—it has finally arrived: RockaByeBaby, a conceptual mixtape that sees the R&B princess transforming into something much darker and rough around the edges than ever before—namely, a bad bitch.
THE WAIT IS OVER.
We’ve had a Long Way 2 Go, but Cassie‘s RockaByeBaby mixtape is finally dropping on DatPiff today at 12 p.m. EST.
After the premiere of “Numb” with Rick Ross last week, Cassie just premiered the latest track (and video) off of her RockaByeBaby mixtape/sonic and visual experience, “Paradise”—and it’s terrible.
It ain’t easy out there for a Cassie fan.
Since 2005 (that’s 8 years ago, just to clarify), we’ve been hungrily awaiting the follow-up to the Queen of Icy-R&B’s self-titled debut. Sure, there’s been singles sprinkled here and there over the years: Her chilly Ibiza anthem, “King of Hearts,” was one of my all-time favorite songs of 2012, and her robo-tatic cameo on “The Boys” with Nicki Minaj managed to get her a brief sprinkle of mainstream attention toward the end of last year. But then, for an artist who really doesn’t care too much at all about staying relevant, it’s hard to convince Cassie to put something out…well, ever.
But alas: She’s finally pulled herself away from the runway shows (and her Instagram) long enough to nail down a solid new music release: RockaByeBaby, a mixtape due out on April 11. Yes, for real.
The #1 member of Mariah Carey‘s Lambily is back with a brand new video!
Earlier today, Mizz Nicki Minaj premiered the video for “The Boys,” her fiery, robo-tastic duet with Cassie from her upcoming sophomore album-re-release Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up: RiRi’s Revenge: Reba McEntire: The Ratchetness.