Cassidy is a rapper that makes songs about living the street life and being a gangster. Cassidy not only makes music about the criminal life he also spent some time in jail because of a murder case that he was involved in. In the early years of his career Cassidy and some of his friends or associates had weapons and shot at three unarmed men during an argument. One of the men had died and two of the other men had minor injuries from the gun shots. Cassidy was taken into custody and spent time in jail. He truly lived the life of a gangster and can legitimately rap about his experience.
Rappers and violence is nothing new. During the 1990’s many rappers were known for being violent and ruthless in their songs. As a matter of fact the gangster image that is associated with rap had become very prominent. Many people who listened to gangster rappers wanted them to be the real thing otherwise they should not rap about what they don’t know. The term “studio gangster” came into existence during this time and it was a negative slang word given to rappers who never engaged in the criminal activity that they spoke about.
Rap music is not all about crime and violence. However, these subjects are associated with this type of music because it helps to sell records and makes the music worth listening to at times.”Gangsta Rap” is no longer the dominant form of rap music today but the gangster element still remains. There will always be rappers like Cassidy who will not only rap about the criminal life, they will also live it out in reality.